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LeBron James opens new public school in Akron

LeBron James’ new school is much more than a school. It meets the basic definition, of course, but not only will James’ I Promise School help some of Akron’s most challenged students with education and support, it will provide educational, ...

Congressional Black Caucus calls for decriminalizing marijuana use

Members of the Congressional Black Caucus are calling for decriminalizing marijuana use. The group wants the federal government to get out of the prohibition business when it comes to the drug, a position it says is supported by an overwhelming ...

President Obama says world should resist cynicism over rise of power politics

In his highest profile speech since leaving office, former President Obama on Tuesday denounced the policies of President Trump without mentioning his name, taking aim at the “politics of fear, resentment, retrenchment,” and decrying leaders who are caught lying and ...

#MourningWhileBlack

The Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Washington has apologized for a white priest kicking an African-American family out of their loved one’s funeral.

Joe Jackson was admired by some, detested by others

When Joe Jackson, the patriarch and architect behind the musical Jackson family dynasty died on June 27, some media organizations focused on the negative stories. However, at least one Richmonder who found his own success in show business, remembers the ...

LeBron banks on Lakers

The Golden State Warriors may have won the NBA championship, but now the Los Angeles Lakers clearly have the biggest prize in the offseason.

Muslim travel ban upheld by U.S. Supreme Court

The U.S. Supreme Court on Tuesday handed President Trump one of the biggest victories of his presidency, upholding his travel ban targeting several Muslim-majority countries and rejecting the argument that it represented unconstitutional religious discrimination.

Justice Kennedy’s retirement sets up political showdown

U.S. Supreme Court Justice Anthony Kennedy announced Wednesday that he will retire from the court next month, providing President Trump the opportunity to ensure a conservative majority on the nation’s highest court.

Poor People’s Campaign vows to continue push to end poverty, racism, militarism

A multiracial, intergenerational crowd of thousands of social justice activists, union workers and people of faith prayed, cheered and listened intently last Saturday as speakers on the National Mall called for a re-energized approach to fighting poverty and other social ...

Bishop Curry to speak at royal wedding

The Most Rev. Michael Curry, presiding bishop of the Episcopal Church in the United States, will speak at the wedding of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle, Kensington Palace has announced.

Graduating while black

It was supposed to be celebration time.

Life likely to change for Bill Cosby after conviction

Bill Cosby, used to the high life as one of America’s biggest stars, likely will see his entourage of aides replaced by an inmate paid pennies to help the legally blind comedian navigate life behind bars after he is sentenced ...

Video shows former NFL player manhandled by Georgia police

A lawyer for Desmond Marrow said this week the charges against the former NFL player should be dropped, as police and prosecutors in Georgia said they are reviewing the arrest in which officers allegedly used excessive force.

William & Mary board apologizes for role in slavery

The College of William & Mary formally apologized for its role in slavery and Jim Crow at its Board of Visitors meeting last Friday.

Williams sisters join Billie Jean King in equal pay push

A day before playing in the 2005 final at the All England Club, Venus Williams addressed a meeting of the Grand Slam Board, urging Wimbledon and the French Open to offer equal pay to male and female players.