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Remember the Chibok Girls

Three years ago, Boko Haram terrorists burst into dormitory rooms at the Government Secondary School in the northern Nigerian town of Chibok and kidnapped nearly 300 girls simply because they dared to get an education. ...

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Dr. Bernice King Tells Gathering to “Rise Above” Anger and Animus

The Rev. Dr. Bernice A. King, at the close of Women’s History Month, electrified an audience of men and women at the National Press Club, challenging them to rise above bickering with people with whom they may have political and cultural disagreements and find common ground – including with President Donald Trump. ...

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Black Caucus members give mixed reviews on meeting with Trump

Throughout his bid for the White House, then-candidate Donald J. Trump had an annoying habit of treating all African-Americans as a homogeneous group ...

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Joni Sledge, member of Sister Sledge, dies at 60

Joni Sledge, who with her sisters recorded the enduring dance anthem "We Are Family," has died. ...

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Chuck Berry’s music helped define the modern teenager

Rock n' roll was more than a new kind of music, but a new story to tell, one for kids with transistor radios in their hands and money in their pockets, beginning to raise questions their parents never had the luxury to ask. ...

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Democrats elect Perez party chairman on second ballot

Perez, the first Latino to hold the post, edged Rep. Keith Ellison on the second round of voting by Democratic National Committee members gathered in Atlanta. ...

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First Black Crew Member to Join International Space Station

The National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) has selected astronaut Jeanette Epps to join the crew of the International Space Station in 2018. ...

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Debate on Sessions Nomination explodes over Coretta Scott King letter

On Tuesday, February 7, as Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) recited the words of a letter authored by Coretta Scott King, the late widow of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., that's been in the Senate record for over 20 years, the drama hit an all-new level. ...

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