Black Women Mobilizing for 2016 Vote

As the 2016 election cycle ramps up, Essence magazine and the Black Women’s Roundtable have teamed up to mobilize and re-energize Black women voters.

Demonizing ‘Black Lives Matter’

Led by Fox News, conservatives are trying to discredit the #Black Lives Matter Movement by claiming incorrectly that it is a Black hate group that encourages the killing of police officers.

President Obama Announces $175 Million in Apprenticeships

President Obama this week announced new opportunities for Americans to broaden their horizons and forge successful career pathways.

Hidden Toxins Contaminate Black Homes

Consumers aren’t looking for health problems when they shop at dollar stores or keep older furniture, but a cocktail of chemicals seeping from these items offer exactly that.

Feds Launch Pilot College Program for Prisoners

Brandyn Heppard usually arrives 30 minutes early for his visits to Northern State Prison in Newark, N.J. He puts his pre-approved belongings in a clear plastic bag made on-site and signs his name in the visitor logbook.

Campus empty at Knoxville College for first time

For the first time in Knoxville College’s 140-year history, there are no students on its campus for the fall semester.

Older Black Lives Matter – Says Top Researcher

Prof. James S. Jackson says the overwhelming propensity among researchers to view data on health disparities among African Americans through the lens of race is highly misleading, and masks deeper truths about how blacks and others cope with societal stressors.

Amelia Boynton Remembered as the ‘Rosa Parks’ of Selma Movement

Amelia Boynton Robinson, who died Wednesday in Montgomery, Ala. at the age of 104, is being praised as the ‘Rosa Parks’ of the Selma voting rights movement.

Businesses owned by minority women are soaring

The number of U.S. businesses owned by minority women is soaring, and outstripping U.S. business growth in general.

‘Time To Come Home’

Ten years after Hurricane Katrina displaced a million people from the New Orleans area, is it finally time to go back home?

Farrakhan: “Justice or Else” March Just the Beginning

In a wide-ranging conference call with the Black Press, the Nation of Islam Minister Louis Farrakhan said the upcoming “Justice or Else” rally set for October 10 celebrating the 20th anniversary of the Million Man March is just the beginning ...

Peanuts Celebrates Its First African American Character

Following the death of Dr. Martin Luther King in 1968, a school teacher named Harriet Glickman, and a few of her friends, took it upon themselves to petition comic writer and creator of the popular Peanuts comic strip Charles M. ...

Julian Bond 1940 – 2015

Julian Bond may have been born in Knoxville, Tennessee and he may not have lived in Atlanta for many years, but this city still claims the man who dedicated his life to civil and human rights.

Julian Bond: A Dedicated Life of Service

Horace Julian Bond was born Jan. 14, 1940 in Nashville, Tenn. into a family of privilege. His father, Horace Mann Bond, was a noted educator who served as president of Fort Valley State University in Georgia, where such notables as ...

Trump’s Trump Card: The Conservative Mob

The fate of the Republican Party’s presidential sweepstakes at the moment is being controlled by two political Frankensteins – both of them of the GOP’s own creation.