The middle class gets a big raise ... finally!

After years of watching their incomes go nowhere, America's middle class finally got a big raise last year.

Simone Biles and Aly Raisman on friendship and life after Rio

Simone Biles and Aly Raisman brought home more than just gold from Rio, they developed a lifelong friendship.

Curator and researcher Mary Elliott shares insight into new black history museum

The new Smithsonian National Museum of African-American History and Culture contains an exhibit that features slave cabins, one that curator and museum specialist Mary Elliott called powerful.

Low income Americans cross digital divide with Comcast’s Internet Essentials program

According to a five-year progress report the company released recently, Comcast’s acclaimed Internet Essentials program has helped connect 750,000 families or three million low-income Americans, to low-cost, high-speed Internet service at home.

The NAACP joins black church in fight against HIV/AIDS

It’s no secret that HIV disproportionately affects African-Americans.

Hillary Clinton rolls out mental health care plan

Hillary Clinton said she’s alarmed by the statistics.

Apple unveils iPhone 7 and new Watch

The iPhone 7 has arrived.

Erykah Badu lends her voice to Detroit rape victims

Seven years after the discovery of 11,341 abandoned and unprocessed rape kits in a Detroit police warehouse, Shahida Mausi-Johnson sought out ways to somehow bring justice to the victims.

Black unemployment rate falls to 8.1 percent in august

The unemployment rate for Black workers improved from 8.4 percent in July to 8.1 percent in August, according to the latest jobs report from the Labor Department. Even though the Black jobless rate has decreased more than a percentage point ...

Sporting protests: Colin Kaepernick's stand is far from the first

From the howls of outrage emanating from some corners of the Twittersphere, you'd be forgiven for thinking that Colin Kaepernick's stand (or rather, knee) against institutional racism in the US was the first time a sports venue had been used ...

EpiPen main ingredient costs 'less than a Big Mac'

Mark Baum believes the relentless EpiPen price hikes are "shameful" and his company is plotting a $100 alternative for the lifesaving allergy treatment.

To be equal: Hillary Clinton stands on the shoulders of Shirley Chisholm

The nation has marked the historic occasion of the first woman in American history to win the Presidential nomination for a major political party.

Meet the five grand opening sponsors of the African-American History Museum

Bank of America, Kaiser Permanente, Prudential Financial Inc., Target and Toyota have each provided $2 million in sponsorships to support the grand opening and inaugural events for the Smithsonian’s National Museum of African American History and Culture.

More Patti LaBelle pies coming to Walmart

Patti LaBelle is making an encore.

NFL star Colin Kaepernick sits in protest during national anthem

San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick sat in protest during the national anthem for a pre-season game, saying he would not honor a song nor "show pride in a flag for a country that oppresses black people and people of ...