In attempt to sow fear, Russian trolls paid for self-defense classes for African Americans

A group linked to the Russian troll farm behind thousands of fake Facebook ads paid personal trainers in New York, Florida, and other parts of the United States to run self-defense classes for African Americans in an apparent attempt to ...

Out of the Shadows: Overt racism flourishes in the American South in the Trump era

Race relations in the United States, especially in the South, are plagued by troubling examples of the challenges that face the nation, as Americans work toward achieving the dream that Martin Luther King, Jr. spoke of, more than 50 years ...

Person of interest wanted in deadly home invasion; $10K reward offered

Police have released photos of a person of interest wanted in connection with a Brooklyn home invasion robbery that left an elderly man dead and his 100-year-old wife injured last week.

Congresswoman says Trump told widow of fallen soldier 'he knew what he signed up for'

President Donald Trump told the widow of a US serviceman killed in the ambush in Niger that "he knew what he signed up for, but I guess it still hurt," according to Rep. Frederica Wilson.

Reports: Howard University safe after active shooter scare

Reports indicate that Washington D.C. law enforcement has given the all clear at Howard University after reports of an active shooter.

NYUL hosts 31st annual HBCU Fair

The New York Urban League is hosting the 31st Annual Historically Black Colleges and Universities Fair Saturday, Nov. 11 from 11 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.

Morehouse appoints new president to trailblaze leadership

Morehouse College has appointed Dr. David A. Thomas as its first non-alumnus president since 1967 to take over leadership, the appointment marks the 12th president of the highly esteemed all male college located in the Atlanta University Center.

Tamika Mallory incident reignites conversation on ‘flying while Black’

Activist Tamika Mallory’s account of what happened to her on Sunday when she was booted off of an American Airlines flight from Miami to New York went viral getting hundreds of thousands of views.

Activist Tamika Mallory claims she was racially targeted by American Airlines over seating dispute

Activist Tamika Mallory believes she was the victim of racial targeting after she was kicked off of an American Airlines flight from Miami to New York over a dispute involving a seat on the plane.

Stacey Abrams wants to be America's first Black female governor

The GOP has held a tight grip on the governor’s mansion in Georgia since 2002, when Sonny Perdue, promising to restore the Confederate battle cross to the state flag, defeated Democratic incumbent Roy Barnes to become the first Republican to ...

Funeral arrangements made for 91-year-old killed in Brooklyn home invasion

Funeral arrangements have been made for Waldiman Thompson, the 91-year-old man who died after a home invasion in Brooklyn last week.

Guilty verdict in trial over 2016 Chelsea bombing that hurt 30

A federal jury has convicted a man of planting two bombs on New York City streets, including one that injured 30 people when it detonated.

Wedding bells ring for Sharpton's eldest daughter

The Rev. Al Sharpton’s eldest daughter, Dominique, marries Dr. Marcus Alan Bright during a ceremony at Greater Allen AME Cathedral in Jamaica, Queens.

Slain high schooler laid to rest

Candles and photos of 15-year-old Matthew McCree are still visible in the backyard of his apartment building on Mapes Avenue in the Bronx.

Man beaten by white supremacists in Charlottesville is arrested

In an incident captured on video and widely shared online, a black man was beaten by several white attackers in a parking garage during August's rally by white supremacists in Charlottesville, Virginia.