Sometimes, it takes one powerful image to tell a story a million words might fail to. The Baton Rouge photograph is a perfect example of that.
US President Barack Obama has said that the fatal shootings of black men by police this week were "symptomatic of a broader set of racial disparities" and all Americans should be troubled by these incidents of brutality.
Virginia McLaurin, 106, has lived to see 18 US presidents, but the African-American centenarian fulfilled her dream of a lifetime by meeting Barack Obama — a touching encounter that quickly went viral
Michelle Obama says she had to fight misperceptions due to her African-American race during the 2008 White House campaign that saw her husband become the first black president of the United States.
A new video from South Carolina has shocked Americans with its depiction of a fleeing, unarmed black man being shot in the back by a white policeman. The image was so vivid that a murder charge came swiftly.
Earl Lloyd, the first African-American to play in the National Basketball Association, died on Thursday at the age of 86, the league said on its website.
Speakers honoring the Reverend Martin Luther King Jr at his spiritual home in Atlanta repeated the same message on his national holiday Monday: We've come a long way, but there's still much to be done.
Ferguson Live: The case relates to the death of 18-year-old Michael Brown who was shot dead by a white police officer Darren Wilson in August in Ferguson.
The streets of Ferguson were mostly quiet after two nights of racially charged unrest following a jury decision to clear a white cop over killing of an unarmed black teen.
It was not immediately clear if the incident was linked to racially-charged unrest in and around nearby Ferguson.
Darren Wilson spoke publicly for the first time about the confrontation, and for the second straight night crowds poured into the streets of Ferguson.
Attorneys for Brown's family said from how evidence was presented to the jury to the way McCulloch delivered the news of its decision bolstered their belief that the outcome was predetermined by McCulloch.
A grand jury decided not to indict Darren Wilson in the death of Michael Brown, the unarmed, black 18-year-old whose fatal shooting sparked weeks protests.
Did Michael Brown, an 18-year-old teenager scare Wilson because he was Black or did Wilson simply defend himself?