Norman Lewis was an influential Harlem painter whose work helped innovate the abstract expressionist style he was best known for. Lewis didn’t achieve mainstream fame for a variety of reasons but never geared his work to secure commercial success or critical adoration. Born Norman Wilfred Lewis in Harlem, New York to Bermudan parents, the future […]

What would you do if your teenage son gifted you with a luxury car? Well, in the case of the baby gangsta crew from Ft. Lauderdale, Florida, their parents must have looked the other way. Six teenage boys, from 14-16 years old, are accused of robbing a home in Florida, making off with over 200K. […]

NEW YORK (AP) — A white police officer who fatally shot an unarmed black teenager resigned Sunday from the New York Police Department to avoid being fired following a disciplinary trial in a case that sparked outrage over police use of deadly force against black men and boys. Richard Haste was brought on departmental charges […]

MILWAUKEE (AP) — The Latest on violence in Milwaukee following the shooting of a man by police (all times local): 12:00 p.m. Milwaukee’s mayor and police chief say outsiders are fomenting the unrest that has wreaked havoc in a north side neighborhood for two nights since a black man was fatally shot by a black […]

Four Georgia teens are going viral after walking into Zsa Zsa Heard‘s office, the CEO of LaGrange Housing Authority, asking for a job to avoid being swept into gang life. Heard posted their photo on her Facebook page with this inspiring caption: According to Heard’s post, she hired the young men, ranging in age […]

Nineteen-year-old Fred Barley is homeless, but understands the importance of higher education.

Philando Castile put on a suit and tie to interview for a supervisory position in the school district where he had worked since he was a teenager. He told the interviewer his goal was to one day “sit on the other side of this table.” His upbeat disposition won him the job. “He stood out […]

Ray Winans, once known as “Killer Red,” is helping reduce gun violence in Detroit — one gang member at a time. The 37-year-old former gang member is an unconventional activist who mediates among gangs, police and federal prosecutors while encouraging young black men to end their lives of crime and hand their guns over to […]

By now, everyone knows the story of how a teenager in a South Carolina classroom was pulled out of a chair onto the floor by a white, male officer. That officer, Ben Fields, has since been fired from the the school. But what amazed many people is that the incident happened in a classroom taught […]

CHARLESTON, S.C. (AP) — A judge reached no decision Thursday on whether to grant bail for a white former police officer charged with killing an unarmed black man following a traffic stop in coastal South Carolina. Judge Clifton Newman said he wanted to review information presented during an afternoon hearing. He did not say when […]

CORINTH, Miss. (AP) — A manhunt was underway Wednesday for a suspect who shot a police officer with the officer’s gun when the two got into a struggle, authorities said. The officer was checking on a report of a prowler at a blind woman’s house when he spotted a man wearing dark clothes and carrying […]