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Donald Trump Speech

Donald Trump played president last night, but don’t be fooled

During his first speech to Congress last night, President Donald Trump shunned his typical discordant tones in favor of more lofty, inspirational ones...
Trump Woodrow

Donald Trump and Woodrow Wilson: How to get your bigot on as president

Republican president-elect Donald Trump's lack of black and minority support in Tuesday's election comes as no surprise, considering the way that he actively appealed to extreme right-wing conservative voters since first announcing his candidacy last June...

Did Baltimore County Police violate the constitutional rights of Korryn Gaines?

Ever since Korryn Gaines, 23, was killed in her home in Randallstown, Maryland, earlier this week, a number of black women have taken to...

Charleston Shooting Anniversary

Mourning all over again: Charleston, Orlando shootings within one year are unbearable

As I sat seemingly unable to move while watching coverage of the carnage at Orlando's Pulse nightclub this past weekend, I realized that I...
Freddie Gray Officer Cleared

Another day, another officer acquitted in the death of an unarmed black man

James Baldwin was right: "To be a Negro in this country and to be relatively conscious is to be in a rage almost all the time."

How Prince’s Life Redefined Black Manhood

Like most fans, I knew that there would come a day when Prince Rogers Nelson would die — but I never imagined that it would...

How President Obama is changing the game for former felons

Last month, the president hosted a surprise meeting with former federal inmates who had been invited to the White House...

How Attorney General Loretta Lynch could sway the Democratic presidential race

This coming April 23rd will mark the first anniversary of the U.S. Senate's 56-43 vote to confirm Loretta Lynch as Attorney General...

Confession of a former black Republican: The party I loved despises my people

Earlier this week, a 22-year-old interview with John Ehrlichman, a former aide to President Richard Nixon, was published in Harper’s Magazine that confirmed what...

Bill Clinton Obama Comments

When it comes to subtly shading President Obama, Bill Clinton just can’t help himself

Earlier this week, while speaking at a Hillary Clinton campaign rally in Washington state, former President Bill Clinton asserted that a vote for his wife, Hillary, would help America put "the awful legacy of the last eight years behind us and the seven years before that, where we were practicing trickle-down economics with no regulation in Washington..."...
Bill Clinton Obama Comments

When it comes to subtly shading President Obama, Bill Clinton just can't help himself

Earlier this week, while speaking at a Hillary Clinton campaign rally in Washington state, former President Bill Clinton asserted that a vote for his wife, Hillary, would help America put "the awful legacy of the last eight years behind us and the seven years before that, where we were practicing trickle-down economics with no regulation in Washington..."...

Lawyer: Man to plead guilty in FAMU hazing death

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) - A man charged in the hazing death of a Florida A&M drum major is going to plead guilty and cooperate with prosecutors, his attorney said Friday...

Future of FAMU prez in question after band death

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) - The future of Florida A&M University's president is in question as authorities investigate whether hazing played a role in the death of a member of the school's famed marching band...

FAMU band director's dismissal halted for probe

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) - Dismissal procedures have been put on hold against the longtime director of Florida A&M University's marching band and four students who were kicked out of the school after the death of a drum major...

A state-by-state look at Obama's lead

ANALYSIS-In NBC News’ latest battleground state map before the conventions, President Obama maintains his lead over Mitt Romney, with 237 electoral votes in the Democratic column and 191 in the GOP one