Black women underrepresented in public office

Report cities low numbers in key local, state and national positions BY JAMES WRIGHT TRICE EDNEY NEWS WIRE Despite the high-profiled Black women office holders like Washington,...

‘The ‘Morehouse Mystique’ still endures’

Here are edited excerpts of President Obama’s speech to the Morehouse College Class of 2013, delivered on May 19, 2013 in Atlanta. Graduates, I am...

The few places with no Black-White income gap

Counties in Georgia, Virginia and Illinois have higher Black household income than that of Whites BY TIM HENDERSON STATELINE.ORG WASHINGTON – The income gap between Black and...

‘This country belongs to you, all of you’

First lady addresses Muslims, immigrants during last speech BY VERA BERGENGRUEN TRIBUNE NEWS SERVICE WASHINGTON – In her final speech as first lady, Michelle Obama singled out...

Black jobless rate inches back up

TRICE EDNEY NEWS WIRE The August unemployment rate was 5.1 percent for a seven-year low, but the jobless rate for African-Americans went in the opposite...

Unarmed, shot dead

S.C. cop charged with killing fleeing Black man COMPILED FROM STAFF REPORTS NORTH CHARLESTON, S.C. – A South Carolina police officer was charged with murder in...

New law eases finding insurance beneficiaries

FROM THE NEWS SERVICE OF FLORIDA Gov. Rick Scott on Tuesday signed a bill that supporters say will help make certain that people receive life-insurance...

‘Black Power’ salute: From cadets to candidates

The West Point graduates are just the latest in a history of activists and others who sparked controversy after raising their fists. BY JAWEED KALEEM LOS...

How Ali helped Lexington heal wounds

1994 visit helped ease racial tensions after Black teen killed by officer BY BRIAN SIMMS LEXINGTON HERALD-LEADER TRIBUNE NEWS SERVICE LEXINGTON, Ky. – October 1994 was one of...

Drama follows man who gained notoriety for long walk to work

EURWEB.COM James Robertson have a new place to live, but drama still follows him. The 56-year-old Detroit man attracted attention and headlines for supposedly walking 21...

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