U.S. launches military strike against Syrian government

The United States launched a military strike Thursday on a Syrian government airbase in response to a chemical weapons attack that killed dozens of civilians earlier in the week.

Trump and the Black Caucus plan to meet for the first time

Following a bizarre exchange with American Urban Radio Networks White House correspondent April Ryan, the Congressional Black Caucus is in talks with President Donald Trump to set up a meeting.

Volkswagen AG Agrees to Plead Guilty and Pay $4.3 Billion

Volkswagen AG Agrees to Plead Guilty and Pay $4.3 Billion in Criminal and Civil Penalties; Six Volkswagen Executives and Employees are Indicted in Connection with Conspiracy to Cheat U.S. Emissions Tests

Lakers and NBA community mourn loss of sideline reporter Craig Sager

The Lakers and the NBA family reacted in mourning over the recent passing of Craig Sager, who had spent the past two years fighting a rare form of cancer. All NBA teams have committed to observe a moment of silence ...

Colin Powell clarifies his role in Clinton e-mail server

The furor over the use of a personal e-mail server by presidential candidate Hillary Clinton continues to spin uncontrollably thanks to a revelation by the former secretary of state that after she took over as the nation’s top diplomat,

LAPD officers in Ezell Ford case sue the city

Two Los Angeles police officers involved in the deadly shooting of a mentally ill man in South Los Angeles in 2014 sued the city today, alleging they are being kept from returning to field duty due to racial discrimination and ...

Hillary Clinton Looks to Build African American Base with Top Staffers

As the presidential candidates sprint towards the November 8 election, the Clinton campaign has turned to seasoned, Black political strategists to boost voter turnout in the African American community.

Intellectual Honesty about Race and Criminal Justice Reform

There is an old adage that posits “The more things appear to change, the more they stay the same.” Once again, millions of Americans are engulfed in what has become a reluctant national debate and dialogue concerning race and the ...

Show Me The Money: Global HIV/AIDS Funding On The Decline

Throughout AIDS 2016, whispers that global funds to fight HIV/AIDS have begun to dry up have turned to shouts.

Black Women Are Often Invisible in the Fight Against HIV

This week at the 21st Annual International AIDS Convention in Durban, South Africa, researchers released a study indicating they now know a primary driver of HIV infections among Black women: sexual encounters with Black men who have been released from ...

NNPA Calls for Special Federal Prosecutor on Racially Motivated Police Killings in the U.S.

Washington, D.C. — Today, the National Newspaper Publishers Association (NNPA), the nation's largest trade association of African American-owned newspapers and media companies, issued an urgent call and demand that President Barack H. Obama and U.S Attorney General Loretta Lynch appoint ...

Venturize Empowers Black Business Owners with New Loan Comparison Tool

In an effort to level the playing field for Black-owned small businesses, the Opportunity Finance Network (OFN), recently launched a service that makes it easier to comparison shop for the best loans.

Minority Publications Ignored in Agency Spending

Minority Publications Largely Ignored in Agency Spending

Kirkland to retire after 55 years in ministry

The Right Rev. Theodore Larry Kirkland Sr. will soon enter a new phase of his 55-year ministry as a preacher of the gospel. Members of the Fifth Episcopal District saluted his accomplishments recently

The First U.S. President in Cuba in 88 Years

Yesterday, President Obama made history. For the first time ever, Air Force One touched down in Havana, Cuba.