Reynolds Votes to End the Rape Kit Backlog in Texas

State Representative Reynolds joined Texas House colleagues in unanimously passing House Bill 8, the "Lavinia Masters Act", to eliminate the rape kit backlog in Texas. House Bill 8 -- a priority item for the 86th Texas Legislature -- accomplishes this ...

First Black Woman Nominated to Facebook’s Board Of Directors

Although tech companies have been stagnant with moving the needle on racial and gender diversity, there are many individuals who are rising up the ranks and breaking barriers in the industry. According to USA Today, Facebook has nominated PayPal executive ...

Congressman John Lewis to speak at Lincoln University’s 160th Commencement

U.S. Rep. John R. Lewis, a prominent civil rights leader and representative of Georgia’s 5th congressional district, will speak at Lincoln University’s 160th Commencement ceremony Sunday, May 5.

Georgia Engel, who played Georgette on 'The Mary Tyler Moore Show,' has died

Georgia Engel, who played the soft-spoken and innocent Georgette Franklin on "The Mary Tyler Moore Show" and Pat McDougall on "Everybody Loves Raymond," has died. She was 70.

As Notre Dame burned, Emmanuel Macron carried France on his shoulders

As flames ripped through the roof and into the spire of the Cathedral of Notre Dame on Monday night, French President Emmanuel Macron addressed his citizens.

Lawsuit alleges child sex abuse at prominent Washington synagogue

The families of eight young children have filed suit against a prominent Washington, D.C., synagogue and one of its leaders, alleging they ignored warnings that a teacher at the congregation's preschool was sexually abusing the children for more than two ...

Flint gets $77 million to pay for water projects

The city of Flint is getting another $77 million in funding from the state to pay for water infrastructure improvements.

Paris firefighters race to save Notre Dame from ongoing fire

Parisians raised their voices in song Monday night outside Notre Dame Cathedral as firefighters battled a massive blaze threatening one of France's most revered attractions.

Three Texas Bills Mean Better Health for Black Mothers

Three bills under consideration at the Texas Legislature would help Texas make great strides in reducing maternal health disparity by extending Medicaid benefits for a full year, supporting doula programs and requiring a curriculum on implicit bias and systemic inequities ...

How to Prep Financially When Changing Jobs

The average American will hold 11.7 jobs between the ages of 18 and 48, according to The Bureau of Labor Statistics. If a job change is on your horizon, remember that a new salary and benefits package bring new financial ...

Hispanic Homeownership Rate at 47.1 Percent

The nation’s Hispanic population recorded a net gain of 362,000 homeowners last year, resulting in an increased Hispanic homeownership rate from 46.2 percent in 2017 to 47.1 percent in 2018, according to a study from the National Association of Hispanic ...

Racist Filmed Beating a Black Woman Is Desperately Trying to Avoid a Hate Crime

Protesters have called for hate crime charges against the white man seen on video last month brutally beating a Black woman in Dallas, but the man’s attorney has dismissed those calls.

Seven Indicted in Fort Valley State University Student Prostitution Ring Scandal

A year-long investigation into a prostitution ring at Fort Valley State University came to a head this week when the former executive assistant to the President was indicted for her role in the scandal. Alecia Jeanetta Johnson was charged with ...

Democrats Unveil Bill to Expand Protections Against Workplace

A group of Democratic lawmakers on Tuesday are unveiling sweeping legislation to strengthen and expand federal protections aimed at preventing workplace harassment and discrimination nationwide.

Trump's Border Threats Create Chaos

Donald Trump's flailings on immigration and the Mexican border continue to spiral into chaos. First, he threatened to close the border with Mexico. One week later, he walked that back. He declares a national emergency about the "invasion" of people ...