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 ...

Sheldon Adelson, Republican kingmaker and casino magnate, has died at 87

Sheldon Adelson, the chairman and CEO of Las Vegas Sands and a major donor to Republican politicians, died late Monday following complications related to his cancer treatment, his company said. He was 87.

Sony Corporation of America Announces $1.7 Million Donation to the International African American Museum

Today, the International African American Museum announced a $1.7 million product donation from Sony Corporation of America (SCA), on behalf of Sony Corporation and its U.S. affiliates. The Museum is scheduled to open in 2022 at the former Gadsden's Wharf ...

Impeachment a 'vote of conscience' for GOP

House Democrats' drive to impeach President Donald Trump for his role inciting last week's riots at the US Capitol is putting many Republicans in a bind as they weigh how to vote Wednesday on the conduct of a President who ...

HISD board approves administration’s request to restore COVID-related paid leave for staff

The Houston Independent School District Board of Education voted unanimously 9-0 Thursday to approve HISD administration’s request to extend paid leave to employees who are required to quarantine due to a COVID-19 diagnosis or close contact with an infected individual.

Food and Youth Baseball Equipment Distribution

Council Member Edward Pollard has partnered with The Players Alliance, a nonprofit organization comprised of more than 150 active and former Major League Baseball Players, for a drive-up food and baseball equipment distribution event that will help improve the access ...

HISD Neighborhood Supersites to resume weekly community distributions

With students back in class after winter break, HISD Nutrition Services is re-starting its weekly Neighborhood Supersite community distribution program to ensure HISD students and families have continued access to good food.