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WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama is advising Howard University graduates that profound changes lie ahead for the nation's economy and society. -Top Education Officials Say America's Schools Need More Black Teachers Obama is set to deliver the keynote address at...
CHICAGO (AP) — The attorney for a Chicago police officer charged in the shooting death of a black teenager, Laquan McDonald, has asked for sheriff's deputies to guard the officer as his client enters and exits court. -Chicago Police Union...
FLINT, Mich. (AP) — Sipping filtered city water to show it's again drinkable, President Barack Obama promised Wednesday to ride herd on leaders at all levels of government until every drop of water flowing into homes in Flint, Michigan,...

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Bush family may not be receptive to any effort by likely Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump to reach out to skeptics in the party.A spokesman for George W. Bush said Wednesday the former president does...
WELLESLEY, Massachusetts (AP) — When Jennifer Pierre visits the toy store, she sees shelves of dolls that are mostly girls and mostly white. She wants to change that.Pierre, who's finishing a master's degree in entrepreneurship at Babson College, is...
Afeni Shakur Davis, mother of the late hip-hop legend Tupac, has died at the age of 69. Marin County police arrived at Shakur's home in Sausalito, California, Monday evening after she suffered what may have been a cardiac arrest....

Saturday evening at White House Correspondents' Dinner, comedian Larry Wilmore had many conservatives and blacks alike clutching their pearls when he dropped the n-word while referencing President Obama. The fallout continued on social media with both right-wingers and the...
It was a moment fairly indicative of how the rest of Ted Cruz's presidential campaign has been going. -Ted Cruz's Visit To Bronx School Canceled After Kids Threatened To Walk Off Shortly after introducing Cruz during an event in Indiana, Carly...
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama's daughter Malia will take a year off after graduating high school in June before attending Harvard University in 2017, the president and his wife said Sunday in a long-awaited announcement.Harvard encourages admitted students...

WASHINGTON (AP) — Even though President Barack Obama and his wife can't wait to get out of the White House, being a lame duck can hurt a guy."Last week Prince George showed up to our meeting in his bathrobe,"...
Tonight was President Barack Obama's final White House Correspondents' Dinner and in the tradition of the event, POTUS got a chance to roast the media and his Republican rivals in a comical monologue. While the president's routine drew a lot...
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — What a California lawmaker intended as a benign resolution honoring a late, world-renowned movie icon exploded into an emotional debate over decades-old racist comments.The state Assembly defeated the official ode to John Wayne Thursday after...
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama will get one more chance on Saturday to poke fun at fellow politicians, the press and himself as he attends his final White House Correspondents' Dinner. -President Obama Had Plenty Of Jokes At White...
Never one to shy away from publicity Karrine Steffans -- also known as "Superhead" -- has written a piece in XOJane about being one of Jay Z's "Beckys." The tell-all celebrity sex author is referencing Beyonce's Lemonade lyrics referring...
BOULDER, Colo. (AP) — A judge sentenced a Colorado woman who cut a baby from a stranger's womb to 100 years in prison, including the maximum penalties for attempted murder and unlawful termination of a pregnancy.Judge Maria Berkenkotter said...
MADRID (AP) — Serena Williams will miss the Madrid Open because of illness.The tournament says Williams won't be able to play at the tournament that starts this weekend because of a fever that has left her feeling "less than...
CLEVELAND (AP) — The city on Monday reached a $6 million settlement in a lawsuit over the death of Tamir Rice, a 12-year-old black boy shot by a white police officer while playing with a pellet gun outside a recreation...
Sales of Prince's music have skyrocketed since the artist's death last week. According to Nielsen Music, in the three days following his death there were 2.3 million Prince song sales, including nearly 1 million on Thursday. -Prince's Funeral: Close Friends And...
AUBURN, N.Y. (AP) — A proposal to turn Harriet Tubman's upstate New York home into a National Historical Park is moving ahead days after it was announced that the abolitionist would be featured on the $20 bill. -Harriet Tubman To...
Thursday, the world lost an incredible artist. When I first heard the news of Prince Rogers Nelson’s passing, I was in utter disbelief (I still am). It wasn’t possible that “His Purple Highness” would no longer walk the earth...