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Sickle Cell Disease petition gets President Obama’s attention

The Baltimore-based Sickle Cell Disease Association of America and those who have been affected by the illness, their family members and friends and others have collected more than 120,000 signatures on a White House petition to bring the disease some ...

Petition launched to open federal files on Malcolm X

It seems like it just might be a long shot, but one man continues to try and find a way to compel President Barack Obama, Attorney General Eric Holder and the United States government to publish the un-redacted FBI, CIA ...

Muhammad Ali 'vastly improved' after bout of pneumonia

Famed boxer Muhammad Ali has "vastly improved" after being hospitalized over the weekend with a mild case of pneumonia, his spokesman Bob Gunnell said.

R.I.P checkbook, adios PIN number: How you'll manage your money in 2020

The checkbook is dead. While we're at it, let's write an obit for card readers too.

Cosby breaks his silence

Amid mounting allegations against him, Bill Cosby has broken his silence. Well, sort of.

Wilt Chamberlain scores two stamps of approval

The icon whose dominance literally changed the rules of basketball returned to center court Friday, December 5, 2014, to receive a stamping ovation when he becomes the National Basketball Association’s (NBA) first player to be immortalized on a U.S. postage ...

Comcast NBCUniversal: One of the most community minded companies in America

For the second consecutive year, Comcast NBCUniversal was recognized as one of America’s most community-minded companies by The Civic 50, an annual initiative that identifies and recognizes companies for their commitment to improve the quality of life in the communities ...

Make A Wish grants local child's Christmas wish

A foggy mist did not deter a crowd of onlookers, politicians and U.S. Forest Service employees as a 10-year-old Maryland boy in a wheelchair enveloped by warm blankets flipped the switch to light the 2014 U.S. Capitol Christmas Tree on ...

28 Internet acronyms every parent should know

If you think you are tech savvy all because you know what "LOL" means, let me test your coolness.

Five ways your smartphone can help you get through the holidays

Millions of Americans find themselves focused on planning the perfect party, juggling a packed social schedule and shopping for the best holiday deals.

Obama tells BET audience despite grand jury verdicts 'things are better'

After weeks of racial protests across the country, President Barack Obama is taking the time to deliver encouraging words about the future of race relations in America to a network that reaches a predominately young African-American audience.

The hug shared around the world

It's the picture we needed to see after a week like this.

Ben Carson: Political phenomenon

It was 1965 and Ben Carson, an eighth grade black student in Detroit, was stunned.

G.K. Butterfield elected to lead CBC

After his unanimous selection as the next chairman of the Congressional Black Caucus, North Carolina Democratic Congressman G.K. Butterfield said he’s grateful to all in the caucus, including outgoing chair Marcia Fudge (D-Ohio).

Do you qualify for Medicare Extra Help?

Making ends meet should not mean going without your medications. If you have limited income and resources, you may qualify for Extra Help to pay for some health care and prescription drug costs