Common, Starbucks join to put youth to work

Rapper/Actor Common and Starbucks CEO Howard Schultz came together in Chicago to put youths to work. CNN's Poppy Harlow reports on the national initiative.

Obama’s attempts to close digital divide jeopardized by legal dispute

In July, President Obama traveled to Oklahoma to make a relatively little-noticed but important announcement that has the potential to transform the lives of tens of thousands of African Americans, Hispanics and other individuals struggling on the economic margins.

Julian Bond, civil rights leader and former NAACP chairman, dies at 75

Julian Bond, a lifelong civil rights leader and former board chairman of the NAACP, has died. He was 75.

Results are in: School starts too early, autism screening, PTSD and more

Here's the fascinating research we're watching from around the world.

Can taxing pimps and prostitutes save Social Security?

Can taxing pimps, prostitutes and other underground economy dwellers really fix Social Security?

Bishop T.D. Jakes on the black church’s shifting stance on homosexuality

Bishop T.D. Jakes thinks it is “absolutely” possible for the LGBT and black communities to coexist.

Lawsuit alleges Bobbi Kristina Brown's boyfriend gave her 'toxic cocktail'

The estate of Bobbi Kristina Brown has filed a multimillion-dollar wrongful death lawsuit against her boyfriend, alleging he is responsible for the injuries that led to her death last month.

Gunfire erupts in Ferguson on anniversary of Michael Brown's killing

A day of peaceful vigils to mark the one-year anniversary of Michael Brown's shooting death turned ugly late Sunday when protesters threw rocks and bottles at officers, and police critically injured a man who they say fired at them.

Derrick Coleman: The deaf Super Bowl champion who broke the sound barrier

When you meet Derrick Coleman, Jr., the first word that comes to mind is "genuine."

Teen depression and how social media can help or hurt

Recent news stories about cyberbullying, with kids running away, hurting others and even taking their own lives, points to a growing trend with often tragic results.

Metropolitan Opera to stop using blackface makeup in production of 'Otello'

The Metropolitan Opera will debut a fresh face in its season-opening production of Verdi's "Otello" in September.

Windows 10: Revenge of Microsoft?

Microsoft is not a company historically associated with minimalism. For quite some time, its operating system, Windows, has been plagued by tedious customization and nettlesome bloat.

Walmart, Amazon halt sales of toy guns that look real in New York

Five major retailers have agreed to stop selling realistic-looking toy guns in New York state, the attorney general said Monday.

On 50th anniversary, Medicare and Medicaid still vital

As Medicare and Medicaid turn 50 this week, the nation takes a look at the impact of two of the most significant government programs ever launched.

PBS documentary marks 50th anniversary of Voting Rights Act

For many, President Lyndon B. Johnson is chiefly remembered for escalating the United States military involvement in Vietnam. However, his legacy is much more than his role in the Vietnam War.