Michelle Obama declares ‘Black Girls Rock!’

First Lady Michelle Obama celebrated the beauty, power and tenacity of black women while spreading her own message of education for girls at Black Girls Rock!, an annual event honoring trailblazing women of color from all walks of life. “No matter who you are, no matter where you come from, you are beautiful,” Obama told […]

‘Exclusively for white people’ stickers put on Austin stores

Employees at several Austin businesses have found stickers saying “exclusively for white people” placed on their windows, sparking an investigation into their origin and condemnation from the mayor. Mayor Steve Adler said the stickers discovered Wednesday morning were “an appalling and offensive display of ignorance in our city.” The stickers also say “Maximum of 5 […]

Stephen A. Smith: ‘What I dream is that for one election … every black person in America vote Republican’

ESPN ‘First Take’ host says it would send strong message to GOP ESPN host Stephen A. Smith says that if every African-American voted Republican for one election, it would send a strong message to the GOP that their vote is important. “What I dream is that for one election, just one, every black person in […]

Suspect in Ferguson, Missouri shooting of police bruised: lawyer says

A lawyer for the man accused of wounding two policemen during a protest rally outside the Ferguson, Missouri, police headquarters last week said on Monday his client was beaten when he was taken into custody, an allegation police called “completely false.” Jeffrey L. Williams, 20, had bruising across his back, on both shoulders and his […]

Missouri lieutenant governor: ‘There is more racism in the Justice Department’ than in the St. Louis area

Missouri’s lieutenant governor lashed out at the Justice Department on Monday, accusing U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder and the Obama administration of racism in the wake of the fatal police shooting of Michael Brown, an unarmed black teenager, in Ferguson last year. “There is more racism in the Justice Department than there is in anywhere […]

Grisly police photos from Ferguson shooting spark emotional response

Bloody crime scene photos released after the shooting of two police officers at a Ferguson protest on Thursday are a fresh reminder that there are people at the heart of a conflict that is so often described in symbols: black vs. white, protestor against police. St. Louis County Police shared a series of images on […]

Texas severs group’s 110-year management of Alamo

Texas is taking over management of the Alamo, ending the Daughters of the Texas Republic’s 110-year management of the site, according to a joint statement issued Thursday. In the statement, Land Commissioner George P. Bush said the General Land Office was taking over the day-to-day management of the downtown San Antonio mission-turned-fortress. The management of […]

Holder reveals Ferguson investigation

A U.S. probe found systemic racial bias targeted blacks and created a “toxic environment” in Ferguson, Missouri, but cleared a white officer in the fatal shooting of an unarmed black teenager there, Attorney General Eric Holder said on Wednesday. The report said the St. Louis suburb overwhelmingly arrested and issued traffic citations to blacks to […]

Fate of Obama health law subsidies rests with 2 justices

The Supreme Court argument over subsidies that help millions of people afford their health insurance suggests that the Obama administration has two chances to attract one critical vote.How does an argument over four words suddenly become a big deal constitutionally? National Constitution Center The justices will gather in private Friday to cast their votes in […]

Israel’s Netanyahu warns U.S. against Iran nuclear deal

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu warned U.S. President Barack Obama on Tuesday against accepting a nuclear deal with Iran that would be a “countdown to a potential nuclear nightmare” by a country that “will always be an enemy of America”. “If the deal now being negotiated is accepted by Iran, that deal will not prevent […]


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