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Urban Prep Academy turns boys into scholars in Chicago’s roughest neighborhoods

In some of Chicago’s lowest income neighborhoods, African American teenage boys are overcoming their challenging surroundings. ...

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Russell Simmons brings water and attention to plight of Flint residents

RushCard, Russell Simmons, arrived in Flint early Monday morning to deliver cases of bottled water door-to-door, he did so with a minimal amount of fanfare. ...

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First elected Black governor says the Black vote is Clinton’s only hope to win presidency

First elected Black governor says the Black vote is Clinton’s only hope to win presidency ...

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Alabama woman recounts devastating debtors’ prison experience to congressional staffers

A Southern Poverty Law Center (SPLC) client who served time in a modern-day debtors’ prison in Alabama when she couldn’t pay fines for minor traffic tickets told her story to congressional staffers on Capitol Hill and called for action to prevent others from going to jail simply for being poor. ...

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Hillary Clinton tours Flint, Michigan

Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton took a pause from campaigning on Feb. 7 to visit Flint, Mich ...

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Could big data reduce the prison population?

Better use of technology and data could help solve the problem of mass incarceration. ...

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Black Panther Party’s legacy of Black Power endures

Black Panther Party’s legacy of Black Power endures ...

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BLACK HISTORY AND INSPIRE

youth dancers perform for Black History Month ...

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Former Detroit mayor said Michigan governors knew about Flint’s water problems

Kwame Kilpatrick, the former mayor of Detroit, claims Michigan governors Jennifer Granholm and Rick Snyder knew about Flint’s water problems long before they received national and international attention because of the water’s high lead content. ...

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