NEW YORK (AP) — Prosecutors in New York have filed papers recommending that some or all charges against Dominique Strauss-Kahn be dropped. The filing in the sexual assault case against the former International Monetary Fund leader was not immediately made public and details weren’t released. The hotel housekeeper accusing Dominique Strauss-Kahn of sexually assaulting her […]

WASHINGTON (AP) — Laid-off workers and aging baby boomers are flooding Social Security’s disability program with benefit claims, pushing the financially strapped system toward the brink of insolvency. Applications are up nearly 50 percent over a decade ago as people with disabilities lose their jobs and can’t find new ones in an economy that has […]

Typically known as the mostly-white, suburban borough of New York City, Staten Island is undergoing an influx of African residents who say they  prefer the affordable rents and the island’s quiet atmosphere to the traffic-filled, concrete jungle of Manhattan. As their numbers grow on the island, organized soccer is one of the activities that is helping […]

The University of Miami may see its storied football program go up in smoke (for at least a while) after it was determined that a booster gave money, gifts and other sorts of lavish items to players in order to entice them to join the football program. So, it appears that the University of Miami […]

Black America may have its gripes with President Obama, but with Black unemployment  soaring and the wealth gap at an all-time high, can Black people not  re-elect Obama? And with most of the 2012 Republican candidates trumpeting the economic policies that placed America in its current hole, a more poignant question is whether Black America can […]

Fourty-eight years after the March on Washington became the crowning achievement of the Civil Rights Movement, the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. is being remembered with his own memorial on the National Mall. At the same time, civil rights veterans are taking time to remember Bayard Rustin, the march’s chief organizer. The Washington Post reports: […]

BOONTON, N.J-Kashif Parvaiz admitted to orchestrating the killing of his wife, Nazish Noorani, with his mistress, Antoinette Stephen. Noorani and Parvaiz were both shot in the Boonton, New Jersey but police began to suspect he was involved after they discovered flaws in his story. Parvais’s original story had police suspicious of a hate crime after […]

Frustrated with Black unemployment, Congressional Black caucus members say that they will carry the fight to Tea Party Republicans, who they blame for blame for President Obama’s latest lurch to the right. During the latest Black Caucus’ stop in Atlanta, Rep. Maxine Waters said that 43  African-American lawmakers have vowed to take matters into their […]

A Black college student who suffered numerous injuries after an attack by 3 white men Sunday, says that he was targeted because he talked to a white girl. Christopher Phillips, 19, says he was confronted by Thomas Randich, 19, at a late-night house party in suburban West Chicago, then attacked as he walked away from […]

In honor of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s birthday, we remember and celebrate the women who walked beside him in order to make our world a better place. Check out more of our MLK Memorial coverage here