Melanie Eversley

Just as 11-year-old Qalib Martin of New York City was reaching his stride with running and a parade of benefits that came with it, the coronavirus came barreling through all our lives. The Black youngster from Queens was blossoming as...
On a good day at Rikers Island, toilets are clogged, soap is scarce and a giant rat might scurry across the day room, sending the most hardened inmate jumping.  But in the last several weeks, the coronavirus pandemic has turned...
The civil rights community was reeling this weekend from the loss of icon Rev. Joseph Lowery, 98, who died Friday at home in Atlanta, Ga., after battling years of health challenges. Lowery rose to prominence during the civil rights movement,...
Music from Dr. Dre, the Village People, Tina Turner among others have become part of the Library of Congress because of how they reflect the culture and society of their times.
When flames erupted MTA operator Garrett Goble jumped into action, helping guide subway passengers to safety before he disappeared into the smoke-filled tunnel. Goble, a six-year veteran of the Metropolitan Transportation Authority that operates New York's subway system, died of a coronary arrest as a hero.
A reporter from ABC News tweets that President Trump, allegedly telephoned former New York Yankee Alex Rodriguez for his thoughts on how the White House is handling the national emergency.
Democratic U.S. Rep. Barbara Lee of Oakland and Rep. Jesus "Chuy" Garcia of Chicago have banded together to block landlords from evicting tenants in the midst of the coronavirus pandemic.
Kanye West has made "a generous donation" to We Women Empowered, an initiative in his home town of Chicago that is delivering three meals daily to seniors in 10 South Side neighborhoods.
Quavo and Takeoff of the trio Migos are accused of making off with tens of thousands of dollars worth of high-end clothing provided by celebrity stylist Luka Lorena.
Former world heavyweight boxing champion turned-cannabis-entrepreneur Mike Tyson delivered a shocker to rapper Eminem on his Hotboxin' with Mike Tyson podcast, dubbing the white hip hop artist as an honorary "nigga." There's been lots of debate over the use of...
One worried mom has received welcome news that her daughter, a Spelman College junior, will return home from her study abroad program in Morocco.
Six years after she grabbed the hearts of the world as the first girl in the baseball Little League World Series to pitch a winning game, Mo’ne Davis is going on to burn up the fields for the well-known HBCU Hampton University.
A high school principal in Washington state was forced to resign after suggesting that ‘karma’ caught up with basketball great Kobe Bryant, who died in a helicopter crash Jan. 26 in Calabasas, Calif., along with his daughter, Gianna, 13, and seven others.
It turns out that the Black girl that President Trump announced at his recent State of the Union address would receive a scholarship to enroll at the charter school of her choice already attends the school.
Rapper Snoop Dogg took to social media to clarify that his recent scathing words about Gayle King's recent interview about basketball great Kobe Bryant's legacy did imply a call for violence against the veteran journalist.
Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson shared video clips from the eulogy he delivered at the funeral of his dad, Rocky Johnson, who died in January.
Baltimore Ravens' quarterback Lamar Jackson is only the second player in history to be unanimously voted as Most Valuable Player of the National Football League.
Boxing champion Gervonta Davis is under fire after a video surfaced of him physically assaulting a woman believed to be his daughter's mother.
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has approved a new medication to treat potentially deadly peanut allergies in children.
Celebrity groundhog Punxsutawney Phil failed to see his shadow on Sunday morning, meaning the country will see an early spring.