Gaps in teacher effectiveness hurt young, minority students

Minority and low-income students are less likely to have consistent access to effective teachers

NAACP Chairman honors five with Image Awards

This year the chairman of the NAACP National Board of Directors,

Foreclosure Crisis Lingers in the Black Community

In Prince George’s County, Maryland — one of the United States’ wealthiest majority-Black jurisdictions — the foreclosure crisis has hammered several solidly middle-class communities.

Toyota Wins Big at 1st Annual Diversity Volume Leadership Awards

Toyota demonstrated their commitment to reach minority consumers, winning 10 out of 20 top honors during the Diversity Volume Leadership (DVL) Awards in Detroit, Mich., a few days before the North American International Auto Show opened to the public.

President Barack Obama delivered his final State of the Union address

President Barack Obama delivered his final State of the Union address with the same finesse and style that first got him elected. In fact, he ended his hour-long speech to Congress and the nation Tuesday night with reference to his ...

Police Kill Unarmed Black Men Out of Fear

As the number of unarmed African American shooting and murder victims continues to climb, at the hands of law enforcement officials, without any accountability, there is tremendous reason for concern; and to have those officers fail to be indicted, there ...

RushCard Empowers People to Help Manage Their Money

The financial services industry is a vast matrix of banks, credit and debit cards products, venture capital and mortgage companies, investment firms, and other financial institutions that compete to provide services to 326,346,200 people in the United States and millions ...

Melvin Williams, inspiration for ‘The Wire,’ dead at 73

Melvin Douglas Williams, the legendary drug kingpin and hustler who inspired the

Russell Simmons Speaks Out on RushCard Glitch

Russell Simmons hasn’t slept much since news broke in mid-October that users of his RushCard couldn’t access their own money and were locked out of their accounts, due to a computer glitch, leaving some unable to make rent payments, pay ...

Officer Charged with Murder in McDonald case

After a year-long investigation, Cook County State’s Attorney Anita Alvarez’s office has filed first-degree murder charges against a Chicago Police officer accused of shooting a 17-year-old teen 16 times without provocation.

Across Black America

Alabama An 8-year-old boy has been charged in the beating death of a 1-year-old girl, and the mother of the little girl is being charged with manslaughter as well. According to police, the mother and her girlfriend went to a ...

Veterans Day employment report: vet unemployment rate Lower than national average

Veterans of the most recent wars in Iraq and Afghanistan have made tremendous strides over the last four years when it comes to employment. While they are doing better as a group than the overall population, a new analysis of ...

Russell Simmons, RushCard facing federal scrutiny

Former music mogul Russell Simmons is currently on a mission to get his stellar reputation among African Americans back on track after the RushCard program he backed crashed temporarily last month, causing thousands of customers to have to operate without ...

Bill Cosby faces new allegations of sexually inappropriate behavior

Three more women came forward publicly Wednesday to accuse Bill Cosby of sexually inappropriate behavior, creating yet another wave of allegations that the comedian abused his power by drugging and assaulting women.

Could a Facebook 'Dislike' button backfire among teens?

I admit, it is more than a little strange to "Like" a Facebook post where a friend shares tragic news such as the death of a loved one or the loss of a pet.