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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 ...

Ebola may be scary, but most shouldn’t be afraid

WASHINGTON (AP) - The United States’ top disease detective calls Ebola a ``painful, dreadful, merciless virus.’’ The World Health Organization has declared the outbreak in West Africa an international emergency, killing more than 900 people and spreading.

No School Bell for Many Black Teachers

“While the Center for American Progress report outlined the barriers facing educators of color in the public school system, it also provided recommendations.”

Nigeria Slow to React to Ebola Crisis

NEW YORK (AP) - As the Ebola outbreak in West Africa grows, airlines around the globe are closely monitoring the situation but have yet to make any drastic changes. Below are some key questions about the disease, what airlines are ...

Black Men Show Little Signs of Progress in 40 Years

WASHINGTON (NNPA) –Black men are no better off than they were more than 40 years ago, due to mass incarceration and job losses suffered during the Great Recession, according to a new report by researchers at the University of Chicago.

Black Lawyers Look Back, Forward at Justice

It was a seven days of recalling the legal struggle for civil rights and calling for more civil rights action today. It was a week’s worth of legal education, evaluation and exploration, of awards for the legal legends and the ...

In GOP South, pushback against Obama climate rules

ATLANTA (AP) - In the Republican-heavy Southeast, critics said Tuesday that a plan by President Barack Obama’s administration to cut pollution would raise electricity prices, result in job losses and may not significantly curtail the carbon emissions blamed for global ...

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