CBC members join the call for payday lending reform

Within days of the October 7 deadline for public comment on the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau’s proposed payday rule, 104 Members of Congress from 32 states, the District of Columbia and the Virgin Islands together called for strong consumer protections, ...

Thousands of Seattle teachers take a powerful #BlackLivesMatter stand

Thousands of Seattle teachers made for an inspiring sight when they wore Black Lives Matter shirts en masse to reinforce their commitment to black students in their public schools.

New African-American Museum 'sold out' through March 2017

Call it "museum mania."

Oprah to those who don't 'like' Clinton: 'She's not coming over to your house'

Oprah Winfrey has a strong message for undecided voters in a new interview with TV host T.D. Jakes: "There really is no choice, people."

Paid leave reality check: What are the chances of a national law?

For the first time in a presidential campaign, both the Democratic and Republican nominees have put forward plans calling for mandated paid leave.

Pretty in pink: Navy fighter jet painted for Breast Cancer Awareness month

The fight against breast cancer picked up a powerful new ally -- a Navy fighter jet. And of course, it's pink.

Former history major makes history as librarian of Congress

Dr. Carla Hayden made history in September when she was sworn in as the first African-American and female librarian of Congress.

Can we please stop falling for this Facebook privacy hoax?

We've been debunking this hoax for SEVEN YEARS now, and yet, here we are doing it again. No, Facebook hasn't changed its privacy settings. No, what you post doesn't belong to Facebook now.

Black women's roundtable launches national vote effort

The Black Women’s Roundtable (BWR) and the Unity’16 Campaign of the National Coalition on Black Civic Participation (NCBCP) recently announced a nationwide “Get Out the Vote” campaign. BWR is the women and girls empowerment arm of The National Coalition on ...

Small girl raises big funds for Hurricane Matthew victims

Even as winds and rain from Hurricane Matthew lashed her Florida home, 8-year-old Madeline Fox was coming up with a way to help storm victims elsewhere.

Obama warns of the danger of AI wiping out jobs

President Obama joined a chorus of those warning of the potential downsides of artificial intelligence.

Michelle Obama: This issue is personal for me

For me, education has never been simply a policy issue -- it's personal.

Tommy Ford, 'Martin' star, dies at 52

Actor Tommy Ford, best known for his role as Tommy in the 1990s hit sitcom "Martin," has died in Atlanta, a spokeswoman for his family said. He was 52.

President Obama talks opioid epidemic with Macklemore in MTV documentary

President Barack Obama gets candid with Grammy winner Macklemore in a new MTV documentary about the opioid crisis in America.

September jobs report: 4 things to know

America is getting one of its last checkups before the election. The Labor Department will publish the September jobs report at 8:30 a.m. ET Friday. Amid campaign promises of better jobs, wages and economic growth, the report serves as a ...