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The federal government said the names of 581 black World War I veterans are missing from bronze plaques hanging outside the courthouse in Natchez.

First lady Michelle Obama beat out heads of state, chief executives and celebrities to rank as the world’s most powerful woman in Forbes magazine’s annual listing on Wednesday.

Worth an estimated $2.1bn, Aliko Dangote is one of the richest men in Africa.

The U. S. Census Bureau recognized community service organizations such as the Gamma Alpha Omega chapter of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc., the Jackson Madison county NAACP branch, and 100 Black Men of West Tennessee for their efforts in increasing participation in 10 “hard to count” areas in Madison County, according to Harrell Carter, NAACP […]

A Florida father who stormed onto a school bus and threatened children because his 13-year-old disabled daughter had been bullied is apologizing for the way he handled the situation.

The U.S. Department of Education has released preliminary data on degree attainments during the 2008-09 academic year. That year more than 467,000 African Americans were awarded higher education degrees.

For the first time anywhere African American women can relax and straighten their hair without the fear of a burning scalp or hair loss, with new “green” alternative.

Over the last 10 years, much has been written about the declining numbers of African-Americans playing Major League Baseball and collegiate baseball.

A school bus mistakenly dropped a 5-year-old Nashville, Tennessee boy off at his home on Tuesday, causing the child to attempt a dangerous eight-mile walk.

Forty, 50, even 60 years later, Athens High and Industrial School and Burney-Harris High School alumni still remember their school song. More than 100 of them sang it Saturday after unveiling a plaque marking the site of Georgia’s first high school for African Americans at what’s now a vacant lot at the corner of North […]

In a neighborhood where only 33 percent of students make it through high school and few go on to college, the Seed School in Washington DC is making a difference to get its youngsters on the road to success. Watch MSNBC Coverage: Visit msnbc.com for breaking news, world news, and news about the economy Most […]