Biden sworn in as 46th president

President Joe Biden was sworn in as the 46th president of the United States Wednesday, ushering in a new era of calm and comity to Washington after four divisive and tumultuous years under former President Donald Trump.

Youth poet laureate crafting 'message of joining together' for inauguration

Amanda Gorman was about halfway through writing the poem that she'll deliver at President-elect Joe Biden's inauguration next week when she watched in horror the deadly siege on the US Capitol.

Lady Gaga and Jennifer Lopez perform at the inauguration

Lady Gaga and Jennifer Lopez delivered powerful performances at Wednesday's inauguration.

Women and girls are wearing pearls and Converse to honor Vice President Harris

Wednesday's inauguration is chock-full of sobering firsts. It's beset by the Covid-19 pandemic, threats of violence and the precedent-shattering absence of the outgoing President.

US Economy Lost 140,000 In December - All of Them Were Held By Women

A year ago, a rare thing happened to American women. For three months, they held more jobs than men in the US economy — something that had only occurred one other time in history, during a short period in 2009 ...

Harris and Emhoff recall first date: 'It felt like we had known each other forever'

Vice President-elect Kamala Harris and her husband Doug Emhoff recalled their first date in a rare joint interview with CNN's Abby Phillip, for a CNN special report airing Sunday on the barrier-breaking vice president and her historic career.

The world marks 2 million coronavirus deaths. The real toll is likely much higher

It's as if 10 of the world's largest commercial jets fell out of the sky, every day for an entire year. The official global death toll from the coronavirus pandemic surpassed 2 million on Friday, according to Johns Hopkins University. ...

275 cases open in Capitol riot investigation, US prosecutors say

US investigators have opened up 275 cases and charged roughly 98 individuals in connection to last week's pro-Donald Trump riot at the US Capitol, federal officials said Friday, emphasizing they are focused on rounding up the most violent offenders.

Wells Fargo can't seem to escape its troubled past

Wells Fargo is still being haunted by its history of ripping off customers. More than four years after the Wells Fargo fake-accounts scandal erupted, the bank reported Friday another $321 million of quarterly losses tied to customer refunds. That brings ...

"I've Been to the Mountaintop," Address Delivered at Bishop Charles Mason Temple on April 3, 1968 in Memphis, Tenn.

Thank you very kindly, my friends. As I listened to Ralph Abernathy and his eloquent and generous introduction and then thought about myself, I wondered who he was talking about. [Laughter] It's always good to have your closest friend and ...

Raphael Warnock Is the Latest HBCU Grad to Make History in US Politics

The Rev. Raphael Warnock is the latest HBCU grad breaking barriers and standing up to shape the nation.

Scientific Community Must Reach Out to Ensure African Americans Gain Confidence to Get Vaccinated

On Friday, I received my first dose of the COVID-19 vaccine. I was honored to be accompanied by Dr. Kizzmekia Corbett, the brilliant African-American viral immunologist who is a rock star in the field of immunology science.

What Would ‘King’ Do In A Global COVID-19 Pandemic?

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Capitol Rioters Shouted 'This is our house.' But the Capitol was built by enslaved Black Americans

"This is our country; this is our house," one rioter told a reporter while storming the US Capitol last week in support of President Donald Trump.

Houston Pastor Caldwell Sentenced for 6 Years for Wire Fraud

Church people trust their faith and they trust their faith leader. A Houston area pastor, Kirbyjon Caldwell, has abused that trust and now it has landed him behind bars. United States District Judge S. Maurice Hicks, Jr. sentenced Caldwell to ...