Eight years after the Great Recession, Black children are prospering in some regards and still struggling in others – this, according to the latest Kids Count Data Book, a respected report on child wellbeing issued each year.
YOUR VOICE: As a new school year starts in the wake of pass accreditation controversies and testing scandals, are we doing enough to prepare our kids for secondary education?
Nicole Butler, Stone Mountain “I definitely think we are. My daughter attends school in DeKalb County and DeKalb has a new superintendent, Dr. Green, who has come in recently and he is going to move things in the right direction.”
On August 6, 1965, the Voting Rights Act was signed into law by then President Lyndon Baines Johnson. It culminated months of protest and an 80 mile march from Selma to Montgomery, Alabama in March of 1965.
Last week, The Huffington Post offered this bold headline: "There will be more non-white journalists because the public will demand them."
Darren Wilson may have been legally vindicated in killing Michael Brown, but in many ways, he doesn't live like a free man.
The man accused of killing an officer in Memphis, Tennessee, has surrendered to authorities, but the case is far from over, the city's police chief said.
A Kentucky sheriff's deputy now faces a federal lawsuit for handcuffing elementary school children who were acting out as a result of their hyperactivity disorder and other disabilities, the American Civil Liberties Union said.
Georgia has been illegally and unnecessarily segregating thousands of students with behavioral issues and disabilities, isolating them in run-down facilities and providing them with subpar education, according to an investigation by the U.S. Department of Justice.
YOUR VOICE: What do you think the investigation into the death of Bobbi Kristina Brown will reveal… murder, accident or suicide?
Kwes Zachary, Atlanta “I think it’s going reveal murder. I think all of the signs are pointing to foul play. It just seems a bit too coincidental for anything else in my opinion.”
Recognizing that a college degree is one of the surest paths to a job and economic security, Black families are taking on more student loan debt than White and Hispanic families, according to a new report by Wells Fargo.
Residents of an Atlanta apartment building say the sweltering heat inside is continuing, despite assurances from the building’s managers that the air conditioning has been fixed.
An autopsy will be needed to evaluate what led to the death of Bobbi Kristina Brown, daughter of singer Whitney Houston, authorities said Monday, the day after her death.
Before John Houser shot 11 people at a Louisiana movie theater, he switched his car's license plate and planned to use wigs found in his hotel room as apparent disguise.
John Russell "Rusty" Houser -- the gunman in Thursday's movie theater shooting in Lafayette, Louisiana -- earned a law degree, operated taverns, ran for public office and loved political debate. He was something of a public figure in Columbus, Georgia.
One co-owned a gift and toy shop. Another was a college student who also worked at a women's clothing store and planned to start radiology school in the coming days.