Black Americans mostly left behind by progress since Dr. King’s death

A minority politics scholar assesses black progress 52 years after MLK's death based on poverty, jobs and wealth. 'In some ways,' she concludes, 'we've...

WorldViews MAP: The U.S. military currently has troops in these African...

President Obama's announcement that United States has deployed 80 troops to Chad came as a surprise to many. But as my colleague Craig Whitlock points...

U.S. DRINKING WATER WIDELY CONTAMINATED WITH ‘FOREVER CHEMICALS’: ENVIRONMENT WATCHDOG

The contamination of U.S. drinking water with man-made "forever chemicals" is far worse than previously estimated with some of the highest levels found in...

African-Americans are 40% of homeless and 13% of the population

African-Americans comprise 40% of U.S. homeless people overall, and 52% of homeless families, even though they make up just 13% of the population, according...

The fastest-growing vegan demographic is African Americans

Despite the rise of plant-based meat and ‘Veganuary,’ only 3 percent of Americans are vegan. It’s more than double that among African Americans. Rapper Stic.man...

White judge sentences black male to 12-year prison sentence for cellphone

This is an undated Mississippi booking photo provided by Department of Corrections shows Willie Nash. . The Mississippi Supreme Court confirmed Nash's 12-year prison...

The Fight for Martin Luther King, Jr. Day

On January 15, the entire nation pauses in remembrance of a civil rights hero. At least, that’s the point of Martin Luther King, Jr....

Doris ‘Dorie’ Miller to be Honored by Navy With Aircraft Carrier...

Black History Month is kicking off early this year as one of our lesser mentioned black American heroes gets honored by the U.S. Navy. World...

Penn State Football Player Was Told His Dreads are “Disgusting​” By...

A Penn State fan ain’t apologizing for a letter he sent to a football player that many found offensive … in fact, the guy...

Latasha Harlins, Killed over a bottle of orange juice, Never God...

It was a Saturday morning on March 16, 1991. 15-year-old Latasha Harlins walked into a store a few minutes from her home in South-Central...