Black officer hailed as hero

A Black U.S. Capitol Police officer is being hailed a hero for steering an angry mob away from the U.S. Senate chambers in last week’s deadly storming of the U.S. Capitol by supporters of the president.

No charges in shootings of Jacob Blake and Tamir Rice

A Wisconsin prosecutor declined Tuesday to file charges against a white police officer who shot a Black man in the back in Kenosha, Wis., concluding he couldn’t disprove the officer’s contention that he acted in self-defense because he feared the ...

Minority-owned companies waited months for federal COVID-19 relief loans

Thousands of minority-owned small businesses were at the end of the line in the government’s coronavirus relief program as many struggled to find banks that would accept their applications or were disadvantaged by the terms of the program.

Sculpture honors 1st Black president of U.S. college

The first Black president of an American college is being honored with a sculpture installed in the Vermont city where he was born in 1826.

Biden taps diverse slate for top jobs

Backed by repeated state and U.S. Supreme Court affirmations that a majority of voters in America legally elected Democrat Joe Biden to be the next president of the United States, President-elect Biden and his teammate, Vice President-elect Kamala Harris, have ...

Don’t spend your stimulus check just yet

On hold. That’s the status of the $600 government checks and a host of other aid contained in the $900 billion coronavirus stimulus package Congress overwhelmingly approved Monday.

VSU, NSU receive multimillion $ bonanzas

Virginia State University just received a gift of $30 million, the largest private donation since its founding 138 years ago. Norfolk State University also received a record-setting gift of $40 million.

Gov. Northam signs ‘Breonna’s Law’ banning no-knock warrants

Two of Breonna Taylor’s aunts watched in Richmond on Monday as Gov. Ralph S. Northam ceremonially signed a statewide ban against police use of no-knock search warrants, a law named after Ms. Taylor, a Kentucky woman who was fatally shot ...

African-American astronaut pilots SpaceX capsule to International Space Station

SpaceX’s newly launched capsule with four astronauts arrived Monday at the International Space Station, piloted by Navy Cmdr. Victor Glover, 44.

Hate crimes reach highest level in more than a decade

Hate crimes in the United States rose to the highest level in more than a decade as federal officials also recorded the highest number of hate-motivated killings since the FBI began collecting that data in the early 1990s, according to ...

President-elect Biden calls for healing as Trump tries to block transition

Democrat Joe Biden is calling this “a time for healing” in claiming victory in the 2020 presidential election.

McDonald’s hires new diversity chief

McDonald’s is hiring a new chief diversity officer as it struggles with charges of harassment and racism at all levels of the company.

High prescription drug prices hitting hardest in communities of color

Dr. Leonard L. Edloe, a pharmacist of 50 years and pastor of a predominately Black church in Middlesex County, knows well the personal and professional sides of heart disease, stroke and diabetes. He also knows the astronomical costs of prescription ...

Prince Harry says ignorance no excuse for unconscious bias

Britain’s Prince Harry says it took him many years and the experience of living with his wife, Meghan Markle, to understand how his privileged upbringing shielded him from the reality of unconscious bias.

Judge Barrett’s confirmation to U.S. Supreme Court expected to sail through Senate

Anti-abortion Judge Amy Coney Barrett is on her way to a seat on the U.S. Supreme Court.