The EBONY Foundation steps up to feed over 650,000 children and seniors weekly during pandemic

To address the increased need for food assistance during the COVID-19 outbreak amid school closures and social distancing, the EBONY Foundation wants the community to know WE GOT YOU.

Spokesman: Cosby lawyers to seek early release because of pandemic

Lawyers for Bill Cosby are preparing to petition the court for his release amid the coronavirus pandemic.

The federal government is sending money to Americans. When will your funds arrive?

With Republicans and Democrats in Congress said to have reached a deal on a new economic stimulus package amid the coronavirus crisis

Trump’s gamble—lives versus livelihood

Lives versus livelihood, the economy versus extinction is the perplexing dilemma Trump faces as he considers reopening businesses and ending social distancing in order to offset the looming recession.

VIRAL NATION: Coronavirus and civil rights

Civil rights leaders and advocates say they want to make sure that Black Americans are getting their fair share of prevention and treatment of coronavirus (COVID-19).

Black Press establishes coronavirus pandemic task force and resource center

The National Newspaper Publishers Association (NNPA), the trade association of African American-owned newspapers and media companies, is responding to the COVID-19 pandemic by establishing the NNPA Coronavirus Task Force and Resource Center.

Supreme Court sides with Comcast in discrimination dispute against Byron Allen

The lawsuit arose out of Comcast’s decision several years ago not to carry several Allen-owned television channels, such as Pets.TV and Recipe.TV. Comcast has argued its rejection of Allen’s channels was purely a business decision, reflecting what it viewed as ...

How to shop for groceries while social distancing

As routines shift and society becomes quiet from the boom of COVID-19, one thing speaks volumes, and that is––people need to eat.

PODCAST NAACP President Derrick Johnson talks coronavirus

On the latest episode of our podcast, NAACP President and CEO Derrick Johnson discuss the civil rights aspect of the coronavirus outbreak.

Harriet Tubman: seek the North Star

In commemoration of her 198th bornday (March 18, 1822), the 107th anniversary of becoming an ancestor (March 10, 1913), as well as acknowledgement of Women’s Heritage Month, we take a brief look at slave abolitionist Harriet Tubman’s legacy.

COVID-19 and the Census

The first-ever online Census couldn’t have come at a better time for many New Yorkers, but it may have been the worst time for some.

Officials: There is enough food to go around despite high demand

Amid the coronavirus pandemic many people have rushed to super markets and other stores to stock up on food and supplies, with many customers hoarding certain items.

Civil rights leaders calling on Congress to address impact of coronavirus on Black Americans

The nation’s leading civil rights organizations have requested an urgent meeting with House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and Senate Democratic Leader Chuck Schumer regarding racial equity in the coronavirus response proposal.

Disney Dreamers Academy provides magical experience for teens amid changes

The 2020 Disney Dreamers Academy with Steve Harvey and ESSENCE Magazine is canceled over coronavirus concerns but students still had the opportunity to experience Walt Disney World.

Black and Missing Foundation shines spotlight on missing persons and their families

The case of Tamika Huston, a 24-year-old black woman who went missing from her Spartanburg, South Carolina, home on May 27, 2004, captivated Derrica Wilson and her sister, Natalie.