The number and rate of abortions across the United States have plunged to their lowest levels since the procedure became legal nationwide in 1973, according to new figures released Wednesday. The report from the Guttmacher Institute, a research group that supports abortion rights, counted 862,000 abortions in the U.S. in 2017. That’s down from... Read More.
More than 49,000 members of the United Auto Workers walked off General Motors factory floors or set up picket lines early Monday as contract talks with the company deteriorated into a strike. Workers shut down 33 manufacturing plants in nine states across the U.S., as well as 22 parts distribution warehouses. It wasn’t clear how... Read More.
Thursday’s presidential debate isn’t just an opportunity for the leading Democratic candidates to make their case to voters. It’s also a chance to highlight Texas Southern University and the role of historically black colleges and universities heading into 2020. The event marks the first time this cycle that a high-profile debate will happen at... Read More.
Democrat Kirsten Gillibrand dropped out of the presidential race Wednesday, abruptly ending a campaign that once looked poised to ride strong credentials but instead collapsed amid surprisingly low polling and major fundraising struggles. “I know this isn’t the result that we wanted,” the 52-year-old New York senator said in an online video in which... Read More.
Simone Manuel, the first Black woman to win an Olympic gold medal in swimming, continues to break records. This time around, she has become the first woman to take home a whopping seven medals at one single World Championships. On July 26 in Tokyo, Manuel won four golds and three silvers throughout the week, including... Read More.
After five years of investigations and protests, New Yourk City's police commissioner on Monday fired an officer involved in the 2014 chokehold death of an unarmed black man whose dying cries of “I can’t breathe” fueled a national debate over race and police use of force. Police Commissioner James O’Neill’s announced at a midday news... Read More.
Tennessee finally has a black pageant Queen. Brianna Mason made history when she was crowned Miss Tennessee over the weekend. It took 80 years for a black woman to get this title. Mason, who hails from Nashville, said it was important to her to win this title so she could begin to pave the... Read More.
Authorities say another person has died from a weekend mass shooting at a Walmart in El Paso, Texas, raising the death toll in that attack to 21. El Paso police tweeted that the latest victim died early Monday morning at a hospital. No other details were immediately provided. More than two dozen people were wounded... Read More.