- Woman's lawsuit over mistaken sperm donation dismissed Updated: Sep-04-15 2:46 pm
CHICAGO - A judge dismissed a white Ohio woman's lawsuit accusing an Illinois sperm bank of mistakenly providing sperm from a black donor, resulting in a mixed race child the mother said she was not culturally prepared to raise.
- DuSable Museum of African American History names new CEO Updated: Sep-04-15 4:34 am
CHICAGO - The DuSable Museum of African American History has named a Chicago architect and attorney as its new president and CEO.
- Court revives Nevada welfare office voter registration suit Updated: Sep-03-15 8:08 pm
LAS VEGAS - A federal appeals court revived a lawsuit saying Nevada public assistance offices weren't doing enough to help low-income clients register to vote.
- French Quarter agency backs removal of White League monument Updated: Sep-03-15 2:17 pm
NEW ORLEANS - A French Quarter commission has voted to remove a 124-year-old obelisk monument dedicated to the White League's brief, and bloody, overthrow of a biracial Reconstruction government after the Civil War.
- Family of first black woman to enroll at IU visits campus Updated: Sep-03-15 6:29 am
BLOOMINGTON, Indiana - For Dina Kellams, it was the end of a quest.
- Marker pays homage to Va. school that served black students Updated: Sep-03-15 3:07 am
VICTORIA, Virginia - A state historical marker is being dedicated at a Southside Virginia school that served African-Americans during the era of segregation.
- French Quarter agency backs removal of White League monument Updated: Sep-02-15 7:39 pm
NEW ORLEANS - A French Quarter commission voted Wednesday to remove a 124-year-old obelisk monument dedicated to the White League's brief, and bloody, overthrow of a biracial Reconstruction government after the Civil War.
- Director defends Taylor Swift's music video of whitewashing Updated: Sep-02-15 6:07 pm
NEW YORK - The director of Taylor Swift's new music video is defending the singer after some claimed she whitewashed her video based in Africa.
- The Latest: South Carolina gov. talks to National Press Club Updated: Sep-02-15 5:03 pm
COLUMBIA, South Carolina - The latest on South Carolina Gov. Nikki Haley's speech, "Lessons from the New South," at the National Press Club in Washington (all times local):
- William Carey University marks 50 years of its integration Updated: Sep-02-15 4:17 pm
HATTIESBURG, Mississippi - Myron Noonkester well remembers when the Ku Klux Klan burned a cross on his family's lawn. He was 8 years old.
- The Latest: Ex-chief who killed man won't work as cop again Updated: Sep-01-15 6:27 pm
COLUMBIA, South Carolina - The latest on a white former police chief who pleaded guilty to misconduct in office in the shooting death of an unarmed black man (all times local):
- Bond author sorry for saying Idris Elba 'too street' for 007 Updated: Sep-01-15 2:53 pm
LONDON - The author of the new James Bond novel apologized on Tuesday after he said that British actor Idris Elba is "too street" to play 007.
- Carjacking convictions for 2 men tossed over racial bias Updated: Sep-01-15 2:48 pm
NEWARK, New Jersey - Two convicted carjackers will get a new trial after an appeals court determined a juror who sat on their first trial should have been removed for racial bias.
- Marion trailer park pays $75K to settle discrimination probe Updated: Sep-01-15 4:47 am
MARION, Illinois - The owners of a southern Illinois mobile home park have reached a $75,000 settlement with the U.S. Justice Department over allegations of housing discrimination.
- NAACP branches deliver letters supporting Voting Rights Act Updated: Sep-01-15 4:07 am
RALEIGH, North Carolina - North Carolina NAACP branches are holding 17 simultaneous news conferences and delivering letters stating their support of a proposal to restore and strengthen the 1965 Voting Rights Act.
- North Carolina justices ponder 2011 redistricting again Updated: Aug-31-15 6:31 pm
RALEIGH, North Carolina - As North Carolina's highest court considers for a second time whether the state's legislative and congressional boundaries were lawfully drawn on the basis of race, the justices also must consider seemingly competing rulings from the U.S. Supreme Court.
- Historical promotion of black woman to NYPD assistant chief Updated: Aug-31-15 3:26 pm
NEW YORK - A veteran New York Police Department officer has reached the highest rank for a black woman in department history.
- Lawsuit challenges Terrebonne judicial elections Updated: Aug-31-15 11:43 am
HOUMA, Louisiana - The NAACP Legal Defense Fund is challenging Terrebonne Parish's practice of electing judges from at-large seats
- 1st African-American actor to play Valjean on Broadway dies Updated: Aug-29-15 9:59 pm
NEW YORK - Kyle Jean-Baptiste, the first African-American and youngest person to ever play the role of Jean Valjean in "Les MisÃ©rables" on Broadway has died after falling from a fire escape, according to a show spokesman. He was 21.
- Ole Miss groups discuss qualities sought in new chancellor Updated: Aug-29-15 5:47 pm
OXFORD, Mississippi - Students, staff and faculty members at the University of Mississippi are telling the state College Board that they want a new chancellor who can unify Ole Miss.
- Ballerina Misty Copeland calls Broadway debut 'incredible' Updated: Aug-28-15 2:25 pm
NEW YORK - The stage lights have been hard to get used to and she worried about limited rehearsal time, but ballerina Misty Copeland has put aside her nervousness and is finding her feet on Broadway.
- Marker honors first black students at Clinton High School Updated: Aug-28-15 10:44 am
CLINTON, Tennessee - A Tennessee Historical Society marker has been unveiled in East Tennessee to honor the first black students to attend Clinton High School after a federal judge ordered it to desegregate.
- TV academy, actors union toast diversity at pre-Emmy party Updated: Aug-28-15 5:11 am
BEVERLY HILLS, California - With hit shows like "Empire," ''black-ish" and "How to Get Away With Murder," diversity is the new normal in TV.
- Frank E. Petersen Jr., first black Marine aviator, dies Updated: Aug-27-15 11:13 pm
BALTIMORE - Frank E. Petersen Jr., the first black aviator and brigadier general in the Marine Corps, has died.
- Film about town versus white supremacist showing in state Updated: Aug-27-15 10:43 am
BISMARCK, North Dakota - An award-winning documentary about a small North Dakota town's struggle to block a white supremacist from establishing an Aryan enclave on their doorsteps will be shown in theaters in the state next month.