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#CHIRAQ: More Than Just a Nickname, a Shameful and Tragic Reality for Many

On Monday, May 18, Rahm Emanuel stood on stage at The Chicago Theatre, a landmark located on State Street in the famed Loop, to take the oath of office beginning his second term as mayor.

Activists Take To Streets As Baltimore Records 100th Homicide of Year

One day after the 100th homicide in Baltimore was recorded, a group held a rally calling for people to get involved in stopping the violence wracking the city.

Number of Americans on assistance may be leveling off

The once-increasing number of Americans getting some kind of public assistance from the U.S. government may be slowing down, according to new information from the U.S. Census Bureau.

Nine Ga. Deputies Fired following Death of Nigerian Man While in Custody

Nine Georgia deputies were fired May 8 in connection with the death of a Nigerian man while in police custody five months earlier.

States vary in success at improving high school grad rates

The record high American graduation rate masks large gaps among low income students and those with disabilities compared to their peers.

Study: Americans becoming less Christian, more secular

The number of Americans who don’t affiliate with a particular religion has grown to 56 million in recent years, making the faith group researchers call “nones’’ the second-largest in total numbers behind evangelicals, according to a Pew Research Center study ...

Myth of the ‘Absent’ Black Dad Refuted

Contrary to the myth, though Black men are more likely to live apart from their children than Whites, they are more involved in the lives of their children than Whites and Hispanics, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention study.

Blacks More Comfortable Discussing Mental Health

The National Institute of Mental Health estimates that there are more than 40 million Americans currently dealing with mental illnesses, not including issues related drug and alcohol use.

Police Violence Coverage Takes Mental Toll

Police have killed at least 369 people in the first four months of 2015, with 103 Black Americans – 28 percent – making up a disproportionate number of the victims, according to Ferguson protester project, Mapping the Police.

Running While Black: Is it illegal to run from the police?

When police spotted Freddie Gray and he took off running through his Baltimore neighborhood, officers made a split-second decision to give chase, setting in motion his death in custody and rioting in the streets.

Baltimore Mayor Thugs

Baltimore Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake has responded to complaints over her use of the term "thugs" to describe rioters.

Obama: Freddie Gray death not an 'isolated incident'

President Barack Obama on Wednesday said the death of Freddie Gray in Baltimore is not an "isolated incident," but he also condemned looting and rioting that followed in the city.

Tortured, Jailed Black Seniors – Lost of Youth and Social Security

n an unprecedented move last week, Chicago officials have agreed to pay $5.5 million in reparations to black men, who spent decades in prison after police tortured them into confessing to crimes they didn't commit.

The Same Sex Marriage Battle:

Same-sex marriage opponents acknowledge they face a tough task in trying to persuade the Supreme Court to allow states to limit marriage to a man and a woman.

Black Women Face Significant Pay Gap

Black women working full time earned just 64 cents for every dollar white men made in 2013, according to a new report by the Center for American Progress (CAP).