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Obama’s Ebola response: Is it enough and in time?

President Barack Obama declared Tuesday that the Ebola epidemic in West Africa could threaten security around the world, and he ordered 3,000 U.S. military personnel to the region in emergency aid muscle for a crisis spiraling out of control.

Companies ‘Steal’ Billions from Low-Income Workers

Employers pickpocket billions of dollars from low-wage workers, a crime that disproportionately hurts Blacks and often goes underreported, according to a recent report by the Economic Policy Institute (EPI).

Lawsuit Seeks $40 Million for Victims of Police Abuse

Sweltering heat didn’t keep more than 50 people from gathering at the Eisenhower Federal Building for a press conference where Atty. Malik Shabazz of Black Lawyers for Justice announced a class action lawsuit on behalf of the “Ferguson Five,” city ...

Justice Department: Texas voter ID discriminatory

A federal judge on Tuesday began reviewing tough new Texas voter ID rules challenged by the Obama administration in a trial that could threaten the polarizing law, although a decision isn't expected before the November election.

Charges against Ferguson Cop are not guaranteed

As the U.S. Justice Department probes the police shooting of an unarmed 18-year-old African-American in Missouri, history suggests there’s no guarantee of a criminal prosecution, let alone a conviction.

Back in spotlight, Sharpton seizes the moment

Stepping to the pulpit at Greater Grace Church - minutes from where a suburban St. Louis police officer shot and killed an unarmed black 18-year-old - civil rights leader Rev. Al Sharpton wielded the fiery words that have marked his ...

Michael Brown's father calls for calm Monday, the day his son is laid to rest

Michael Brown will be laid to rest Monday, and his father says he just wants one thing: peace.

CDC Study Shatters Myth about Black Fathers

Terrence Morgan has heard the stories over and over. Black men are absent from their children’s lives. An African-American woman stands more likely to be a single mom than any other race.

Police mistrust still prevalent years later

For one night, all was well in Ferguson, Missouri. After a change in police command, violent protests decrying the shooting death of unarmed 18-year-old Michael Brown at the hands of white police officer Darren Wilson suddenly gave way to peaceful ...

McDonald’s confronts its junk food image

At a dinner McDonald’s hosted for reporters and bloggers, waiters served cuisine prepared by celebrity chefs using ingredients from the chain’s menu.

U.S. “Falling Further Behind” on Race Relations

Twenty years after signing the “International Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Racial Discrimination,” the United States continues to struggle with racial disparities in every major sector of American society.

Officer suspended for pointing semi-automatic rifle at 'peaceful' protester

A Missouri police officer "relieved of duty" after pointing rifle, threatening protester's life. Police union lawyer: Incident is "unfortunate," officers are tired and "human"

St. Louis police chief defends officers' action in fatal shooting of man

The man paces back and forth on a St. Louis street, yelling "Shoot me," as two armed police officers approach him. Less than 20 seconds after their arrival, the officers open fire, killing him.

Trayvon Martin's mom to Michael Brown's: 'Neither of their lives shall be in vain'

In the days since Michael Brown was shot and killed, protests have filled the streets in Ferguson. But beyond the signs, marchers and tear gas, there's the pain and grief of a family. It's a pain Sybrina Fulton can relate ...

Not just Ferguson: When the National Guard comes to settle civil unrest

They've served in every U.S. war since 1637. When natural disasters strike, they're often among the first to head to the epicenter. And now, National Guard members are trying to keep the peace in Ferguson, Missouri, as the city grapples ...

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