- David Oyelowo talks Emmy nomination after Oscar snub Updated: Aug-27-15 11:31 am
NEW YORK - David Oyelowo, who played the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. in the film "Selma," says there's an interesting upside to not getting an Oscar nomination.
- Amelia Boynton Robinson noted as fearless, tireless leader Updated: Aug-27-15 2:46 am
BIRMINGHAM, Alabama - A newspaper photo of a woman who was beaten unconscious by law enforcement during a march across the Edmund Pettus Bridge in Selma, Alabama, revealed to a wider audience the struggles and violence black people faced while fighting for the right to vote.
- Biden, congressional colleagues pay homage to Louis Stokes Updated: Aug-25-15 2:49 pm
CLEVELAND - Mourners say Ohio's first black congressman left an enduring legacy of justice and fairness in a world that didn't always treat him kindly.
- Racial identity of activist questioned but does it matter? Updated: Aug-24-15 4:58 am
Questions about the racial identity of a well-known activist in the "Black Lives Matter" movement have stirred controversy and drawn a blistering response. But the central question remains: Does his race matter?
- Johnson part of new, disruptive generation of activists Updated: Aug-22-15 6:19 am
SEATTLE - In 2013, Marissa Johnson graduated cum laude from Seattle Pacific University. She had taken a lot of theology classes, which deepened her faith.
- 'Louis Stokes Day' honoring ex-congressman proposed in Ohio Updated: Aug-21-15 3:49 am
COLUMBUS, Ohio - An Ohio lawmaker is proposing an annual "Louis Stokes Day" to recognize the state's first black congressman, who died this week.
- Longtime Ohio Congressman Louis Stokes dies at 90 Updated: Aug-19-15 2:20 pm
CLEVELAND - Former U.S. Rep. Louis Stokes, a 15-term congressman from Ohio who took on tough assignments looking into assassinations and scandals, has died at the age of 90, his family said Wednesday.
- NBA schedule has Christmas finals rematch, more player rest Updated: Aug-12-15 6:27 pm
The Golden State Warriors will see an old friend on opening night and LeBron James and the Cleveland Cavaliers in an NBA Finals rematch on Christmas, two of the highlight games of their title defense.
- Some things to note from the 2015-16 NBA schedule Updated: Aug-12-15 6:19 pm
Some notes on the 2015-16 NBA schedule, released Wednesday by the league office:
- Recording of MLK's 1st 'I Have a Dream' speech discovered Updated: Aug-12-15 12:22 am
RALEIGH, North Carolina - Before the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. delivered his famous "I Have a Dream" speech to hundreds of thousands of people gathered in Washington in 1963, he fine-tuned his civil rights message before a much smaller audience in North Carolina.
- A century after lynching, town still wrestles over history Updated: Aug-09-15 10:45 am
MARIETTA, Georgia - Down past the Big Chicken, the 56-foot-high, steel-beaked beacon of extra crispy that may be this town's most prized landmark, the wedge of dirt hard by Interstate 75 is notable only for its lack of notability. Stopping here, Rabbi Steven Lebow leaves the engine running and car door open.
- 'Selma' director DuVernay to get museum's Freedom Award Updated: Aug-07-15 6:46 pm
MEMPHIS, Tennessee - "Selma" director Ava DuVernay will receive the Freedom Award handed out by the National Civil Rights Museum in Memphis.
- On anniversary, Obama says too few use hard-won voting right Updated: Aug-06-15 5:06 pm
WASHINGTON - Marking the 50th anniversary of the Voting Rights Act, President Barack Obama remembered the African-American men and women across the South who won their rights through persistence and courage, and he urged citizens today not to give up that hard-earned power of the ballot.
- Things to know about the Voting Rights Act of 1965 Updated: Aug-05-15 6:39 pm
WASHINGTON - On Aug. 6, 1965, President Lyndon B. Johnson signed into law the Voting Rights Act, which has been called the single most effective civil rights law ever passed by Congress.
- Some Americans refuse to give up on Confederate flag Updated: Aug-02-15 2:50 pm
HANOVER, Pennsylvania - Many Americans assumed the Confederate flag was retired for good after governors in South Carolina and Alabama removed it from their statehouses this summer and presidential candidates from both parties declared it too divisive for official display.
- Judge, 93, peeved by incomplete housing discrimination case Updated: Aug-02-15 10:56 am
HAMTRAMCK, Michigan - A Detroit-area community that targeted blacks by demolishing poor neighborhoods is scrambling to come up with money to finally end the case - 44 years after a federal judge found clear evidence of discrimination.
- Confederate flags left near Rev. Martin Luther King's church Updated: Jul-30-15 5:16 pm
ATLANTA - Police worked Thursday to identify two white males who were caught on surveillance camera laying Confederate battle flags neatly on the ground near the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr.'s church.