The protests that brought down top officials at the University of Missouri were the culmination of a decades long rift between black athletes and the school.
University police said it was investigating reports that a suspect had spray painted over the “Black” portion of the Black Culture Center sign.
The once-proud athletic department at Winston-Salem State tried to compete in big-time (and big-money) college sports — a rarity for an HBCU. When that backfired, the school returned to its roots and its former glory.
In a city wrestling with fast-rising housing costs and demographic change, a security guard’s attack of a poor black man at Whole Foods has come to represent what many black residents fear: Oakland wants them out.
Billy McDonald rose to political power in a little Mississippi beach town on the strength of his resilience and colorful personality. But when Hurricane Katrina hit Pass Christian, it took everything from him and his city.
To the cops, Jabbar Gibson was just a low-level drug pusher. But to the residents of a New Orleans public housing complex, he’s the man who rescued them from Hurricane Katrina when no one else would.
Despite the heated debate over removing the Confederate battle flag from the South Carolina Capitol Grounds, Governor Nikki Haley’s office said she sent and received no emails on the subject.
“We stopped ourselves from going over a cliff.” Since Hurricane Katrina destroyed parts of New Orleans 10 years ago, the city has changed in big, gentrifying ways. And Mayor Mitch Landrieu, for one, is proud of it.
New Orleans is the latest city to reconsider Confederate symbols following the massacre of black churchgoers in Charleston last month.
To his friends and associates, Clementa Pinckney, the pastor and state legislator slain in the Emanuel Church massacre, seemed destined for great things.
The rally took place just days after a racially motivated shooting left nine people dead at a historic Charleston church.
The removal of the Confederate flag flying on the South Carolina State Capitol grounds has become a rallying cry for many of those mourning the massacre at a black church in Charleston.
Mayor Joe Riley was among hundreds who gathered Friday evening to mourn the nine people allegedly killed by Dylann Roof.
Even before Wednesday’s massacre at the historic Emanuel AME Church, the black community of Charleston had been slowly disappearing. Now they fear it will only get worse.
The Office of Commonwealth Attorney for the City of Charlottesville said it dismissed all the charges against Martese Johnson in the interest of justice and the community. A court order prosecutors filed said the evidence didn’t warrant prosecution.
The ACLU is asking a court to reopen a lawsuit over conditions at the “crumbling” and “vermin-infested” Baltimore city jail.
The first out gay player drafted into the NFL will get another shot at football in Canada’s professional league.
When Ben Carson announced his run for the presidency Monday in his hometown of Detroit, it wasn’t exactly a homecoming.
BuzzFeed News was in the room when the family of Freddie Gray, who died in Baltimore police custody on April 12, first heard the news that the officers linked to his death would face charges.
“You can rest, Freddie. You can rest. You can be in peace now,” Gloria Darden told BuzzFeed News.