Black dollars pour into black banks

Baltimore-based attorney Jelani Murrain plans to transfer his hard-earned money to an institution of financial empowerment: A black-owned bank.

Comcast and U.S. Dept. of Housing and Urban Development Collaborate to Close Digital Divide

National initiative to connect up to 2 million low-income Americans to the internet, reaching more than 40 percent of all HUD-assisted households nationwide.

Strategies Matter!

The “Black Lives Matter” organization is now the most prominent and most vocal movement for young black activists seeking social change.


(CNN) -- Within a day of each other, two men were shot and killed by U.S. police officers.

Pell Grants To Give Inmates A Second Chance

Despite a 22 year congressional ban on providing financial aid to prisoners, as many as 12,000 prison inmates will be able to use Federal Pell Grants to finance college classes starting in July.

Black contractors: Democrats take us for granted

While Democrats scramble to secure the African-American community’s support post-Obama, black contractors complain that they are not getting their fair share of the party’s campaign spending.

Bouncer, dancer, accountant among Orlando shooting victims

A barista, a bouncer and an accountant. While different in so many ways, they have one thing in common: They lost their lives in the deadliest mass shooting in the United States.

Ali’s confidence, cockiness made him a symbol of black pride

For Muhammad Ali, the idea of being a humble athlete - someone pre-packaged and palatable for white America - was never an option.

‘O.J.: Made in America’ covers so much we didn’t know –

What more is there is to say about O.J. Simpson and the age of race relations he helped define? Turns out there’s at least 7 1/2 hours more as crafted by filmmaker Ezra Edelman in his breathtaking documentary, “O.J.: Made ...

Obamas mourn Muhammad Ali

President Barack Obama and first lady Michelle Obama on Saturday mourned the loss of boxing legend Muhammad Ali.

Politicians react to passing of Muhammad Ali

Muhammad Ali's death has the world remembering "The Greatest" not only for his athleticism in the ring but for his cultural impact and outspokenness on political issues, including civil rights and the Vietnam War.

Report finds segregation in education on the rise

Six decades after the Supreme Court outlawed separating students by race, stubborn disparities persist in how the country educates its poor and minority children.

Feds indict cop, alleged members of Gangster Disciples

Among the four dozen alleged Gangster Disciples members charged in indictments unsealed Wednesday, one sticks out: An Atlanta-area police officer who prosecutors say claimed to be a hit man for the violent gang and tipped off other members about police ...


Pop superstar Prince, widely acclaimed as one of the most inventive and influential musicians of his era with hits including “Little Red Corvette,” ‘’Let’s Go Crazy” and “When Doves Cry,” was found dead at his home on Thursday in suburban ...

It’s Tax Season!

Taxpayers without health insurance will face larger penalties, and those insured by their employers will get a new tax form. There also have been adjustments for inflation, and Congress extended expiring tax breaks, some permanently.