Across Black America


Children of man who died in jail to divide $3.5 million settlement

The money won’t bring back 28-year-old Robert A. Richardson Sr., but...

Restaurant manager admits he threw a chair at a Black student

An apparent case of racial profiling has prompted calls...

Judge compares Black on Black crime to KKK

A Montgomery County (Arkansas) Judge is making headlines for...

Next Miss Rodeo USA may be Black woman

Recently, Our Weekly told you about a Black bull rider who rose to the top of his sport after starting out..

Team rallies around its Black hockey player

Divyne Apollon II, a 13-year-old African-American hockey player, was playing in a recent tournament in..

Black player sue county for discontinuing football program

Eleven African-American football players have filed a lawsuit in federal court against..

State Rep Ayanna Pressley wants back pay for federal workers out of work during government shutdown

Last week women, and especially women of color, were sworn in in record numbers in the nation’s House..

R. Kelly doc a hit for Lifetime; spurs possible legal action in Chicago and Atlanta

The Lifetime network says its six-part documentary series “Surviving R. Kelly” garnered an average of 2.1..

First African American woman takes seat on Hamilton County Commission in Cincinnati

For the first time in history, an African-American woman is on the Hamilton County Commission, which..

Industry peers staying clear of R. Kelly

Singer/songwriter R. Kelly continues to face scrutiny for his lifestyle choices when it comes to women, and..

Kendis Gibson heads to MSNBC as weekend anchor

Kendis Gibson will start as a weekend anchor on MSNBC after a stint at ABC News, the latest hire by the...

Rolling Stone goes with first cover by Black photographer

For the first time in more than 50 years, Rolling Stone magazine is featuring a cover shot by a Black photographer..

Racine schools work to lower incidents of Black student suspensions

Two Racine Unified elementary schools are making targeted, team-focused...

I White suspect, 1 Black suspect encounter Milwaukee cops – only Black suspect shot

The stark reality of racism in American law enforcement reared its very ugly...

20-year-old Black man charged with capital murder in the shooting death of 7-year-old Black child

Last week Our Weekly had a story about how Houston was...