VP Harris urges grads to tackle problems in unsettled world

Vice President Kamala Harris urged graduates of Tennessee State University on Saturday to apply their leadership skills to help tackle the multitude of challenges posed by an unsettled world.

Abortion battle erupts with leaded U.S. Supreme Court draft opinion

America’s decades-old battle over abortion rights exploded anew on Tuesday as the U.S. Supreme Court authenticated a draft opinion leaked to the news outlet Politico that signaled the court will soon overturn the landmark 1973 Roe v. Wade ruling that ...

Vice President Kamala Harris tests positive for COVID-19

Vice President Kamala Harris tested positive for COVID-19 on Tuesday, the White House announced, underscoring the persistence of the highly contagious virus even as the United States eases restrictions in a bid to return to pre-pandemic normalcy.

‘Something in the Water’ flows to D.C.

Entertainment superstar Pharrell L. Williams has found a new home for his huge music festival “Something in the Water.”

Virginia AG launches investigation into Washington NFL team

Virginia Attorney General Jason S. Miyares has launched an inquiry into the Washington Commanders following allegations of financial improprieties raised by a congressional committee. Mr. Miyares, a Republican, disclosed his office’s investiga- tion in a letter to a team lawyer ...

National Urban League finds State of Black America is grim

ATLANTA The National Urban League released its annual report on the State of Black America on Tuesday, and its findings are grim. This year’s Equality Index shows Black people still get only 73.9 percent of the American pie white people ...

Former Va. police officer convicted of storming Capitol to disrupt Congress

A federal jury convicted a former Rocky Mount, Va., police officer of storming the U.S. Capitol with another off-duty officer to obstruct Congress from certifying President Biden’s 2020 electoral victory.

Incoming U.S. Supreme Court Justice Ketanji Brown Jackson celebrated at White House ceremony

“In my family, it took just one generation to go from segregation to the Supreme Court of the United States.” With those words, incoming Justice Ketanji Brown Jack- son acknowledged both the struggles and progress of Black Americans in her ...

2 more GOP senators to back Judge Jackson for Supreme Court, nearly assuring confirmation

Republican U.S. Sens. Lisa Murkowski of Alaska and Mitt Romney of Utah say they will vote to confirm Judge Ketanji Brown Jackson’s historic elevation to the U.S. Supreme Court, giving President Biden’s nominee a burst of bipartisan support and all ...

He’s back, ready to win

Golf superstar Tiger Woods is back, and he says he believes he can win.

Biden signs historic Emmett Till Anti-Lynching Act

In a ceremony in the White House Rose Garden, President Biden sat at a small desk and put his signature on the Emmett Till Anti-Lynching Act that now makes lynching punishable by up to 30 years in prison.

Collins 1st GOP senator to support Judge Jackson for U.S. Supreme Court

Republican Sen. Susan Collins announced Wednesday that she would vote to seat Judge Ketanji Brown Jackson on the U.S. Supreme Court, delivering President Joe Biden a bipartisan vote for his first high court nominee.

Pressure grows for Justice Thomas to recuse himself from cases involving Jan. 6 insurrection probe

Suspicions are growing that the lone Black justice on the U.S. Supreme Court used his

Court mute on Justice Clarence Thomas’ status

The U.S. Supreme Court declined to say Wednesday whether 73-year-old Justice Clarence Thomas remains in the hospital, though he had been expected to be released by Tuesday evening.

House passes CROWN Act to end discrimination against natural hairstyles

Democratic Congresswoman Jahana Hayes of Connecticut sounded off to critics of legislation that would allow individuals the freedom to express themselves by how they wear their hair.