Gwen Ifill, a beloved and one of the leading African-American journalists, died Monday following several months of cancer treatment. She was 61. Ifill, an award-winning journalist for NBC and PBS, a former reporter for The […]
President Obama’s recent actions to improve background checks on gun purchases are important steps in protecting Americans of all backgrounds from mass shootings. We should recognize, however, that mass shootings are a very small percentage […]
Ozell Sutton, a longtime civil rights activist who marched with Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., died Saturday. He was 90. Sutton was one of the first African-Americans to serve in the U.S. Marine Corps, a […]
President Barack Obama says the 13th Amendment’s abolishment of slavery was freedom for all. The president joined congressional leaders on Capitol Hill on Wednesday to mark the anniversary of the ratification of the amendment to […]
Weatherman Al Roker has filed an official complaint after he says he was passed by a New York City taxi that then picked up a white man.
By ARTHIA NIXON Florida/Georgia Star The young Sacremento man who went to France as a tourist, returned as a hero for his part in tackling a would-be terrorist aboard a crowded French train. He was […]
Amelia Boynton Robinson, a civil rights activist who nearly died while helping lead the “Bloody Sunday” civil rights march in 1965, championed voting rights for blacks and was the first black woman to run for […]
Julian Bond, the civil rights icon and former NAACP chairman who died Saturday, August 15 after a brief illness in Fort Walton Beach, Fla. He was 75.