| Jul 7, 2009
| 1:07 PM
Music legends, sports figures, and civil rights leaders paid tribute to Michael Jackson today during an emotional, song-filled service at Staples Center that was part polished entertainment, part revival meeting.
Jackson was praised as a music pioneer...
| Jul 10, 2009
A historically black fraternity has voted to induct former President Bill Clinton as an honorary member.Phi Beta Sigma President Paul Griffin Jr. said Friday that Clinton is the first U.S. president to be inducted into a historically black fraternity....
| Jul 13, 2009
Black New Yorkers have been hit particularly hard by the economic downturn, according to a new report that says their unemployment rate has swelled disproportionately during the recession.
The report released Monday by City Comptroller William Thompson...
| Aug 13, 2009
| 9:44 AM
A New York City policeman who fatally shot another officer on a dark street in Harlem will not face criminal charges, the Manhattan district attorney announced Thursday.
After hearing from 20 witnesses and examining 68 documents, a grand jury voted not...
| Aug 14, 2009
Education Secretary Arne Duncan is joining forces with two unlikely allies, the Rev. Al Sharpton and Republican former House Speaker Newt Gingrich, to push cities to fix failing schools.
The trio will visit Philadelphia, New Orleans and Baltimore later...
| Aug 29, 2009
The late King of Pop would have turned 51 Saturday. However, rather than mourning his passing, his devoted fans and friends have decided to make the day one of celebration. Big bashes are being held nationwide, with one of the more noted ones being...
| Oct 9, 2009
Hair -- short, long, curly, straight -- if it happens to be on a woman's head, those tresses come with issues; roots buried deep in the complicated corner of the brain where self-esteem lives.
If it is "black" hair -- as in ethnic -- there are many...
| Jun 17, 2008
It's quiet now in Dunbar Village. Quieter than one year ago when a notorious gang rape brought community outcry, charity and prayer circles to the public housing complex.
Last year, it was difficult for residents to discern the difference between...
| Jan 8, 2008
The Rev. Al Sharpton stood in the troubled public housing complex of Dunbar Village on Monday morning and told residents he supported their efforts to keep the aging complex from being torn down.
He also promised to return within the month to hold a town...
| Nov 27, 2007
Here's one from the "Taste of His Own Medicine" department: When the Rev. Al Sharpton led a recent Washington rally to protest what he called lax federal prosecution of hate crimes, at least one local black resident was waiting with a protest of his own....
| Mar 20, 2012
| 9:02 PM
SANFORD — The national president and chief executive of the NAACP called for justice in the fatal Trayvon Martin shooting and the ouster of the Sanford police chief as he spoke tonight to about 400 cheering supporters at a Sanford church.