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September 21, 2016
Family, neighbors: Tulsa man was changing his life, generous
An unarmed black man shot dead in the middle of a street by a white Oklahoma police officer had run-ins with the law dating ...
September 13, 2016
Political odd couples make for insights in PBS' 'Contenders'
Shirley Chisholm memorably billed herself as "unbought and unbossed" when she ran for president in 1972. John McCain's ...
September 01, 2016
Lineup announced for inaugural Essence Festival Durban
Singers Kelly Price and Estelle will join comedian and television host Steve Harvey, civil rights activist Rev. Al Sharpton ...
August 22, 2016
Prominent black journalist, publisher George Curry has died
George E. Curry, a journalist, civil rights activist and publisher whose syndicated column ran in hundreds of black-owned ...
July 25, 2016
WNBA president on rescinded fines: We needed to move forward
WNBA President Lisa Borders says she hopes that rescinding the fines the league imposed over black warmup shirts worn in ...
July 23, 2016
WNBA withdraws fines for teams that wore black warmup shirts
The WNBA is withdrawing its fines for teams and players that showed support of citizens and police involved in recent ...
July 23, 2016
WNBA president lauds activism, wishes it was kept off court
WNBA President Lisa Borders applauds the league's players for taking a stance on social issues. She just wishes the activism ...
July 17, 2016
Mourners mark second anniversary of Eric Garner's death
Marking two years since Eric Garner's death became a flashpoint in a national debate about relations between police and ...
July 16, 2016
Peaceful remembrance for man killed by police in Baton Rouge
Grieving residents of Baton Rouge honored an appeal at the funeral of a black man killed by police to celebrate his life ...
July 15, 2016
The Latest: Fourth suspect in pawn shop robbery arrested
The Latest on the fatal shooting of a black man by Baton Rouge police officers (all times local): 10 p.m. Authorities say the ...
July 15, 2016
'Wrong must be corrected' for black man killed by police
A black man killed in front of a convenience store was remembered Friday as the "meaning of southern hospitality" and a good ...
July 14, 2016
Concerns over violence as protesters head to Cleveland
As Donald Trump seeks to unify the fractured GOP around his presidential candidacy, protest groups will gather outside the ...
July 13, 2016
Obama: Still far from solving police, community issues
America is "not even close" to where it needs to be in terms of resolving issues between police and the communities they ...
July 08, 2016
Black Lives Matter condemns Dallas shootings, plans protests
Leaders and supporters of the Black Lives Matter movement sought a delicate balance Friday by both condemning the slaying of ...
June 26, 2016
Rainbow flags, images of shooting victims at pride parades
Rainbow flags were held high along with portraits of the dead as thousands of people marched Sunday in gay pride parades ...
May 26, 2016
Black activists are looking beyond the courtroom for change
Black activists in Baltimore and beyond say they are disappointed but not discouraged after neither of the first two police ...
May 24, 2016
'Grey's Anatomy' actor helps produce BET documentary
Actor Jesse Williams says he sees BET's documentary premiering Thursday on the Black Lives Matter movement as a time capsule ...
May 03, 2016
Wilmore says his 'tone didn't fit room' in DC performance
Comic Larry Wilmore says his "tone didn't fit the room" at his much talked-about White House Correspondents Association ...
April 24, 2016
Beyond music, Prince's legacy includes black activism
Prince accepted a standing ovation as he strolled out carrying a cane and rocking an Afro to present the 2015 Grammy for ...
April 20, 2016
Puff Daddy & The Family, Common, Andra Day added to Essence
The Essence Festival has added three artists to its summer lineup: award-winning rapper Common, Puff Daddy & The Family and ...