50 Years after Riots, Watts Struggles, Cautions Ferguson and Baltimore

Fifty years ago this week, Watts was ablaze. The citizens of this all-black Los Angeles neighborhood had grown exasperated with that era’s racial inequities, and some lashed out with matches and gasoline.

Julian Bond, civil rights leader and former NAACP chairman, dies at 75

Julian Bond, a lifelong civil rights leader and former board chairman of the NAACP, has died. He was 75.

Voting Rights Threatened as Voting Rights Act Turns 50

As the nation marks the 50th anniversary of the Voting Rights Act of 1965, civil rights groups and leaders, union representatives, elected officials, and citizens gathered at the Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial on the National Mall in Washington, D.C. ...

Robert Mugabe: Africa Must Set Up Own ICC to Try Europeans

Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe is advocating for his fellow African heads of state to take a stern self-determining stance against European imperialists,

Black Children Experiencing Post-Recession Gains

Eight years after the Great Recession, Black children are prospering in some regards and still struggling in others – this, according to the latest Kids Count Data Book, a respected report on child wellbeing issued each year.

Blacks in Newsroom at All-Time Low Fewer African-Americans since Civil Rights Era

Last week, The Huffington Post offered this bold headline: "There will be more non-white journalists because the public will demand them."

Former Ferguson cop Darren Wilson opens up about his life in seclusion

Darren Wilson may have been legally vindicated in killing Michael Brown, but in many ways, he doesn't live like a free man.

Memphis shooting: Suspect in officer's slaying arrested

The man accused of killing an officer in Memphis, Tennessee, has surrendered to authorities, but the case is far from over, the city's police chief said.

School resource officer sued for allegedly handcuffing children with ADHD

A Kentucky sheriff's deputy now faces a federal lawsuit for handcuffing elementary school children who were acting out as a result of their hyperactivity disorder and other disabilities, the American Civil Liberties Union said.

Even Though Blacks Borrow More for College, Enrollment Declines

Recognizing that a college degree is one of the surest paths to a job and economic security, Black families are taking on more student loan debt than White and Hispanic families, according to a new report by Wells Fargo.

Medical Examiner: Autopsy planned for Bobbi Kristina Brown

An autopsy will be needed to evaluate what led to the death of Bobbi Kristina Brown, daughter of singer Whitney Houston, authorities said Monday, the day after her death.

Lafayette theater shooter switched license plates, had wigs waiting in hotel

Before John Houser shot 11 people at a Louisiana movie theater, he switched his car's license plate and planned to use wigs found in his hotel room as apparent disguise.

Lafayette theater shooter had history of 'erratic behavior,' court documents say

John Russell "Rusty" Houser -- the gunman in Thursday's movie theater shooting in Lafayette, Louisiana -- earned a law degree, operated taverns, ran for public office and loved political debate. He was something of a public figure in Columbus, Georgia.

Two women killed in Louisiana theater shooting

One co-owned a gift and toy shop. Another was a college student who also worked at a women's clothing store and planned to start radiology school in the coming days.

Troubled man kills 2, himself at a Lafayette, Louisiana, movie theater

John Russell Houser apparently penned anti-government, anti-media blog posts. He was subject to a 2008 restraining order in which his then-wife and daughter were "fearful of him," police said. He spent time that year and the next getting treated for ...