Smithfield Foods operates world's largest slaughterhouse and meat processing plant in Tar Heel, North Carolina
Meat processor Smithfield Foods cuts ties with Paula Deen
Smithfield Foods operates world's largest slaughterhouse and meat processing plant in Tar Heel, North Carolina
Meat processor Smithfield Foods cuts ties with Paula Deen
A rep for the singer denies the allegations
Why can’t Chris stay out of trouble?
The George Zimmerman Trial is one of the biggest trials in Sanford's history
The NAACP will hold a town meeting offering Sanford community support
The following excerpts are from an exclusive interview with BLACK ENTERPRISE Editor-in-Chief Derek T. Dingle
His campaign to become the first black to run the statehouse seeks advanced education, minority…
A brow-raising video resurfaces, showing Deen discussing race relations in the south
Black and white fans of the now former Food Network personality believe Deen isn’t racist…
Nelson Mandela has been hospitalized since June 8
Doctors say the African statesman’s condition has deteriorated
Under promotional deal, rapper's album is technically already platinum
Rules stipulate bulk album sales that are given away for free aren’t counted in total…
Barr would be the first Afro-Latina to serve as president of a country
Black Costa Rican woman running for president
Lil Snupe had recently signed a recording deal with Meek Mill’s DreamChasers label.
Winnfield, Louisiana police arrests 36 year old man in rapper’s murder
Deen releases statement thanking the Food Network for "11 great years"
The Food Network decides to cut ties with embattled TV chef over racial comments
Democratic Gov. Jerry Brown has vowed to push back on judge panel's order
If state officials followed the order, about 10,000 inmates could be freed by the end…
Erika Harold is a black GOP candidate running for Illinois state Congress
State GOP chairman says racism “has no place in our Republican Party.”
Opening statements to begin on Monday
Six female jurors have been selected for George Zimmerman’s trial; Five white, one Hispanic
The raid in which the 7 year old was killed was videotaped for the TV show 'The First 48'
Jury could not agree on manslaughter charges in Detroit cop trial
Deen admits to racist jokes and use of the n-word in deposition.
Paula Deen is known for her southern cooking and big personality. A personality that may…
Race and ethnicity of the juror relevant given the allegations against defendant
Twenty-seven of the 40 potential jurors are white, seven are black, three are mixed race…
Match.com will host 30 events through the fall in its top markets
About half of singles who attended website’s events said they met someone they would like…
'I decided I had to help change their perception of themselves and their worth,' the teacher said
Brooklyn teacher gives his young black girls a lesson about their worth
J. Cole's 2nd album 'Born Sinner' was released today on Roc Nation records
J. Cole retweeted a fan’s message who had a gun to a little girl’s head
Lil Wayne is working on a video for his new song "God Bless Amerika"
Are his actions sacrilege or artistic license?
The Bush-era Patriot Act grants the government permission to track calls
Database contains tens of millions of Americans’ phone records.
Town has more than Trayvon Martin's death to heal from
Many black residents in Sanford have deep distrust of the police department.
Men want to carry on their family names and traditions more than women do
Men without children were on par with childless women in saying they wanted to be…
Grace University's student handbook states that "Any student involved in sexually immoral behavior, including premarital sex, adultery, and homosexual acts, is at minimum placed on University probation"
College student expelled after counselor reveals she’s a lesbian
'Starpower: Beyoncé' was the name of the proposed video game
A lawsuit over a proposed video game has been settled amicably
2 year old was allegedly disciplined for wetting the bed with a beating that killed him
Davieanna Blake’s boyfriend allegedly beat their son to death
Several testing companies announce plans to offer tests for breast cancer gene
Company at center of SCOTUS case no longer has monopoly on tests for the breast…
Cuts are said to include approximately 550 teachers
School board officials have identified $52 million in budget cuts that don’t include the savings…
President says he's still working on being a good dad
Lamenting how his own father was absent, president still works on being a good dad…
Radio One founder joins The TMCF
Businesswoman will help in making sure students get an adequate education through scholarship.
Detroit owes over $2 billion to creditors
Detroit’s emergency manager says the city is on the brink of financial ruin
Police are asking for assistance in solving the crime
A Morehouse student shot and killed while sitting in his car
George Zimmerman's father is white and his mother, Hispanic
Robert Zimmerman Sr., says his son was persecuted by blacks
A video of the incident at a Fort Lauderdale, Fla. Dunkin’ Donuts was posted on YouTube.
Dunkin Donuts says they will “honor” two workers for their patience
Zimmerman trial expected to take 2 to 4 weeks
Judge says that the jury will be sequestered for the duration of the trial
Company is accused of not paying the remaining balance of a million dollar order
Should Jay-Z just pay the bill out of his own pocket?
She and Oliver Martinez haven't revealed the due date of the new addition to the family
This will be Halle Berry’s second child
O'Brien will join fellow "Today" show alum Bryant Gumble
Deal gives network first look at projects done through the veteran journalist’s production company.
Ruling in 10-week civil trial expected in the coming weeks
Justice Department plans to ask judge for federal oversight of city police if she rules…
Most food servers receive only $2.13 per hour and depend on tips to make ends meet
Do you think this is a good decision?
Opinion split on pertinence of vote
Does it make sense for local governments to attempt to control what people wear?
Case could have broad implications for unpaid workers
Case could have broad implications for the estimated half a million unpaid internships completed each…
Rev. Fred Luter Jr. was first elected in 2012
The historically racist organization renounced its defense of slavery, racial segregation and white supremacy in…
Officer testifies the grandmother may have bumped him or grabbed his gun
Girl was killed in 2010 when police raided the wrong Detroit apartment in search of…
Brown wins mayorship by a landslide
City of Compton elects young, female mayor
Her boss allegedly told her: "Fornication is a sin."
Unwed employee at church daycare in North Carolina fired after she becomes pregnant
Evers' legacy has often been overshadowed by civil rights peers King and Malcolm X
Last civil rights figure to be remembered with series of events in Mississippi.
Kenya claims she's been "shunned by friends" since the eviction story broke
Real Housewives of Atlanta star says she’s being wrongfully evicted
The singer is spending more time in court than he is on stage these days
Will Chris Brown wind up in jail?
Trayvon Martin case reaches long-awaited milestone
Florida vigilante gets first look at the potential jurors who’ll decide if he murdered Trayvon…
Family asks for continued thoughts and prayers for the 94-year-old former leader
Recurring lung infection hospitalized South African hero on Saturday.
Photo captured the casual nature of Jim Crow era segregation
Joanne Wilson received a gift color print at foundation’s annual awards gala in New York…
How dare she pass it off to someone else?
Texas woman allegedly sent ricin-laced letters to lawmakers
State pays over $7K a month to support man's children
Tennessee man could face jail time over failure to pay child support for 22 kids
Analysts say the sequester may be affecting the new numbers
Unemployment numbers for blacks spike again
Few discussions are of greater interest to African American women, says museum director
Panel discussion on natural versus chemically-straightened hair is free and open to the public.
Now it's a matter of who should accept blame if this suit goes forward
Should producers of the Billboard Award share responsibility if the suit proceed?
The cuticles in Remy hair are kept intact, and so the hair looks natural
A competitive underground market for hair extensions emerges
Judge was a frontrunner for the Supreme Court under George W. Bush in 2005
Federal judge allegedly makes racist statements at lecture about the death penalty
The Jackson family is embroiled in a civil suit with AEG Live
Michael Jackson’s daughter Paris tries to overdose on pills
Claimed to manage billions in assets through firm
Fredrick D. Scott, who presented himself as a well-heeled hedge fund manager who sought in…
Big year for organization as it celebrates its centennial
As Delta Sigma Theta celebrates it’s 100th year, the organization is partnering with Water in…
Arundel County activists say unfair practices seen in county government
Activists held a protest Tuesday outside of the Arundel Center in Arundel County, Maryland, aiming…
State's increasingly conservative legislature ends lifeline for death row inmates
The 152 people awaiting executions on death-row will lose a lifeline in capital punishment cases.
The ex-officers who are charged in beating face up to a year in jail if convicted
Houston police chief says officers did not follow proper procedure
Interracial couples in America are on the rise
General Mills stands by ad featuring an interracial couple and mixed-race child
'The View' personality and her husband are using a surrogate to add to the family
Are you surprised she is using a surrogate to have a baby?
Some states, like Maryland, have already begun the practice
Police can now take DNA as well as fingerprints
Racial disparity in arrests grew steadily over the last decade, data shows
In some states, African Americans were as much as eight times more likely to be…
Jury selection for Zimmerman's trial begins June 10
Zimmerman lawyer backtracks on statement he made about Trayvon Martin
Dupri founded the So So Def label in Atlanta, Georgia
Dupri could lose rights to music if he doesn’t pay off a loan
Moore also accuses the woman of assaulting him
A house party at Shemar Moore’s turns ugly
School board members say they have received similar emails in the past
Va. School Board member may lose job over racist emails
Marvin Junior's career spanned 57 years
The lead singer for the pioneering R & B group The Dells passes away
There is no age requirement for admission to Harvard Law
Cortlan Wickliff will be one of the youngest to graduate from Harvard Law
Police said the 14 year old was giving officers 'dehumanizing stares'
14-year-old arrested over Memorial Day weekend in Miami
Anti-racial mixing messages forces cereal maker to disable YouTube comments
General Mills had to disable comments on its YouTube channel because of hateful, anti-racial mixing…
Giving poor students a leg up in admissions is expensive for public institutions
If the Supreme Court rules against affirmative action next month, achieving diversity could grow tougher.
Public filings indicate troubles could cost American taxpayers tens of millions of dollars
Mismanagement and unchecked corruption spelled the end for a post-apartheid initiative.
The fan that the singer inadvertently kicked in the head, Khyati Shah, is considering legal action
Should Miguel be sued for his accidental kick?
Lucky 19-year-old, Anthony Nelson, gets to take the reality TV star as his date
Reality TV star states that going to the prom was something she wasn’t able to…
Concert-goer says she hopes lawsuit will influence the company to "be more sanitary in the future"
Have you tried RiRi Woo lipstick?
New research shows exposure to racism has long-lasting psychological effects
In new diagnosis manual, PTSD and racism are linked
Busta was billed about $2K per recording session
Busta Rhymes allegedly stiffed recording studio $70K
Forbes listed the media mogul as the 11th most powerful woman in the world last year
The elite university’s president calls Winfrey one of the great American success stories.
Less than a third of Americans think this is a good for society
The number of women who make more than their spouses has hit a milestone.
Evelynn Hammonds says Harvard officials did not ask her to step down
Evelynn Hammonds will remain on the faculty and will lead a new program on race…
If prosecutors believe what's being reported, they could haul him into court
Does Chris Brown have anger issues?
Defense's request for a trial delay is also denied
Trayvon Martin’s social media postings, suspension records, and toxicology report cannot be used during trial…
The rapper and business owner opens his wallet to help pay for the funeral of the unintended victim of gunshot fire
Why isn’t something like this big news in media?
Fifteen thousand bikers are signed up for New York's program, transportation official says
Citi Bike debuted with 6,000 bikes spread around at 300 stations and plans a significant…
Ethiopian runner pledges to return to next year's marathon
“Sport should never be used as a battleground,” says Ethiopian athlete Lelisa Desisa, during a…
Licensed dentists report making $25,000 annually on the service
Entrepreneurs argue that dental regulatory boards have set up unfair barriers to the industry.
One passenger put the suspect in a choke hold while others helped to restrain him
An Air Alaska flight interrupted when a man tries to open plane’s emergency exit
Six month old Jonylah Watkins was shot in March
Career criminal charged with killing of 6 month old Jonylah Watkins
Tourists fill the balconies of Canaan Baptist Church of Christ in Harlem, while pews for members go empty
Membership and tithing drop at Harlem churches
Negro is the word for the color "black" in Spanish
Do you think the word “negro” is offensive?
In the wake of the tornado in Oklahoma, the NAACP investigated disaster preparedness among African-Americans
NAACP’s report shows blacks are more often displaced after disasters
The school, IS 109, has a history of harassment back to at least 2010 and earned a “C” for its school environment in the city's 2012 progress reports
Do you think anyone will be held accountable?
Holyfield defaulted on his payment plan
Former boxing champ owes over $300K in back child support
America's "toughest sheriff" plans to appeal judge's ruling
Do you think he’s a racist?
Proposal faces stiff opposition from Chicago politicians
Illinois is the only state in the nation that bans residents from carrying concealed weapons.
Groom dies the day he's supposed to get married
Woman allegedly could not believe her fiance was dead
President of Ghana says Africans have the responsibility to 'be each other's keeper'
President of Ghana says the African Union is serving the continent
California has the highest number of uninsured residents
California’s Obamacare premiums announced
A visitor found an image of "Little Black Sambo"
The family is shocked and dismayed by the discovery of graffiti on actor’s grave
Student bodies have become poorer and more heavily black and Latino, study finds.
Report warns of a widening gap between community colleges and four-year institutions.
Los Angeles, Chicago, Houston, and Columbus, Ohio among the growing cities
Marriages and births are down, but densely populated locales are experiencing an unexpected population boom.
Singer owes substantial amounts for the last three tax years
A representative says the Grammy Award winning singer is working with a new team to…
In one text, Trayvon talks about smoking "weed"
An upcoming hearing to determine if photos and texts can be used
Her advice: 'Do what you have to do right now so that you can have the future that you want'
Teen who lived in mother’s car and ‘went hungry sometimes’ excels in school
Five daily nonstop flights between Boston and Philadelphia begin today
Starting today, JetBlue will serve Philadelphia International Airport with nonstop flights from Boston’s Logan Airport
Mrs. Obama was right behind Melinda Gates
Michelle Obama named one of the World’s ‘Most Powerful Women’
The sandwich was allegedly purchased at the McDonalds near the World Trade Center
Brooklyn woman says she will never be the same
Major automakers speeding up production to meet growing demand for new cars and trucks
What do you think of this move?
The interracial couple has been married for ten years
Walmart shoppers think biracial daughters “don’t fit” with white father
"It's really a shame you can't even let your kids play outside," the mother said
Boy killed during a robbery attempt on the streets of New Jersey
Beyonce pushing swimsuit for H&M that is mass produced in Bangladesh
H&M says its leading an effort to hold factory owners accountable for unsafe facilities.
Sunshine State has had more Powerball winners than any other state
For the sole winning ticket holder, the jackpot includes a nearly $376.9 million cash payment…
President may have a hard time defending assertion he's all for free press
Justice Department collected reporter’s phone records, tracked his movements and seized two days of personal…
It's the comedian's second time doing so
It’s ‘A Different World’ for Sinbad as he is now flat broke.
No reason was given for the departure
Popular African-American news site ‘The Root’ loses a managing editor
A suspect is in custody
Man killed in ‘liberal’ New York, simply for being gay
Obama tells newly-minted 'Morehouse men' there's "no time for excuses"
Obama addresses fatherhood, responsibility and good deeds
Akon makes seven different child support payments per month
Akon steps up to the plate and asks to pay child support
Dwayne Wade and Siovaughn Funches have been apart for 6 years
Is Dwayne Wade coming clean?
A lack of adequate security is said to have contributed to the problem
Senior citizen accused of pimping senior citizen women
President Obama will deliver the commencement address at Morehouse this weekend
A father and son will both be awarded bachelor degrees at Morehouse this weekend
Allen West served Florida in Congress until last fall
Is anyone surprised by this?
Beyonce and Jay-Z already have a one year old daughter named Blue Ivy
Beyonce and Jay-Z are expecting another bundle of joy
Singer takes Arcadia Group to court over T-Shirts bearing her likeness without her permission
Will the fashionable singer win her case against European giant, Topshop
She will be featured on the upcoming Oxygen reality show, 'Pastors of LA'
Will you tune in to see LisaRaye? The new LisaRaye with a preacher boyfriend?
Usher's former nanny is suing for six-figures worth of unpaid overtime.
Usher’s former nanny is suing the R&B superstar for an undisclosed amount of money due…
Winnie Madikizela-Mandela is a member of South Africa's parliament
Winnie Mandela owes a school in South Africa
Fed allows banks to rent properties without trying to sell them
Government backed agencies are helping Wall Street fat cats buy housing
Sen. Elizabeth Warren has called on Congress to lower the interest rate on education debt
In 13 states, student loan delinquency rates soar
National safety board says fatalities have stalled under current level limit
National Transportation Safety Board recommends states cut the legal limit by one-third.
California university will name business innovation academy after music producer
The first class of 25 students will kick off the program in fall 2014.
Black soccer player Mario Balotelli was acquired by AC Milan in February
What is it with Italy and racism?
Woman was riding on a 'party bus' with LeSean McCoy and 15 other women
Woman says she was attacked on McCoy’s ‘party bus’
The Public Enemy front man will also speak at the commencement ceremony
A Hip Hop elder receives his just due from the college he graduated from
Matthew Knowles has become the latest celebrity on the IRS back-tax list.
Matthew Knowles owes IRS more than $1.2 million from the final years managing Beyonce’s career.
After beating, Malcolm Shabazz left with fatal skull, jaw and rib fractures
Investigation reveals gruesome, troubling details of Malcolm Shabazz’s death.
Veteran teacher made more than $120,000 recruiting stand-ins to take credential tests
Veteran educator paid stand-ins to take credential tests for substitute teachers in Memphis.
Nevada judge agrees to hear arguments for retrial
Former football hero says the lawyer on his 2008 armed robbery and kidnapping case was…
Macon, Georgia plans to place a highway at the location
Little Richard’s childhood home will be moved instead of razed to make way for new…
Clinton mentions Obama in his speech
Former president advocates for cooperation in HU commencement speech
Three suspects reportedly fled the scene
A second line parade in New Orleans on Mother’s Day disrupted by gunfire
Kid President leaves a special message for moms "on behalf of kids everywhere."
Kid President, better known as Robby Novak, has 10 things to say to moms around…
Cleveland hero tells radio listeners how the heroic rescue almost didn't happen
Radio host flies Cleveland hero out for a whirlwind tour around the nation’s capital.