North Carolina civil rights center faces conservative ire
A center founded at the University of North Carolina by a civil rights attorney to help the poor and disenfranchised is the latest institution to come under fire from conservatives seeking to leave their mark on the state's higher education system
Christie: State takeover helps Atlantic City turn the corner
Republican New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie is taking a victory lap in Atlantic City, saying his takeover of the struggling gambling resort is starting to pay off with projects like a new university campus and a major casino investment
Attorneys: Interstate collapse suspect used as "scapegoat"
Attorneys for a homeless man charged in the Interstate 85 overpass collapse in Atlanta say they're concerned he's being used as a "scapegoat," and that the state of Georgia should be held accountable for storing flammable material under a highway
Ben Carson says 'other immigrants' arrived on slave ships, dreamed of 'happiness in this land' for future generations
Dr. Ben Carson , President Trump 's secretary of Housing and Urban Development, sparked controversy today when he told agency workers that "other immigrants" who came to the United States in slave ships dreamed future generations would have "prosperity and happiness in this land." Carson's
Hearing of retired cop who shot moviegoer puts Florida’s Stand Your Ground law back in the spotlight
Vivian Reeves was emotional as she testified Wednesday before a judge at her husband's hearing in Florida, attesting that her husband, Curtis Reeves, a retired Tampa police captain, had his head in his hands after he shot a fellow moviegoer over a disagreement about a cellphone in January 2014.
LeBron: The Sequel
This story appears in ESPN The Magazine's Feb. 27 Entertainment Issue. "When LeBron was playing with the Heat, they went to Cleveland, and he wanted to spend the night. They don't do overnights. Teams just don't. So now [coach Erik] Spoelstra has to text [president Pat] Riley and say, 'What do I do
Jeff Sessions: Everything You Need to Know About the New Attorney General
Jeff Sessions was sworn in today at the White House as the next U.S. attorney general. The upper chamber approved President Donald Trump's nominee Wednesday by a largely party-line vote of 52-47. One Democrat, Sen. Joe Manchin of West Virginia, joined Republicans in confirming Sessions. Sessions'
Georgia Town Leaders Apologize for 1940 Lynching of Black Teen
On Sept. 8, 1940, a group of white men wearing hoods dragged a black teen named Austin Callaway out of a jail in LaGrange, Georgia, shot him multiple times and left his dead body in a rural area of the county, according to city officials. For over 76 years, the brutal lynching was never
Trump's Attack on Rep. John Lewis Spotlights Tenuous Relationship With African-Americans
Donald Trump's attack on Rep. John Lewis, a civil rights icon, this weekend has rekindled the perception among many critics that the president-elect has done little to improve his standing among black voters, who consistently gave him single-digit approval ratings during the presidential campaign .
Celebs, Politicians and Entrepreneurs Pay Tribute on Martin Luther King Jr. Day
Almost 50 years after his death, the U.S. today is celebrating the teachings, example and achievements of Martin Luther King Jr. The Baptist minister and civil rights leader used nonviolent protest to help end the Jim Crow era of racial segregation in the U.S. From his famed " I Have a Dream "