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Commentary: In West Africa, Ebola Is Taking a Physical and Emotional Toll
It’s time for more international attention to be devoted to the deadly Ebola virus....


Ebola Crisis in West Africa Worsens, Kills More Than 500
The outbreak across Liberia, Guinea and Sierra Leone has become the largest on record....


Obama Says US Can't Shy Away From Ebola Battle
President Obama believes Ebola can be contained and defeated....


Obama Names Ebola 'Czar' as Precautions Expand
Former White House staffer Ron Klain will report to national security adviser Susan Rice....


U.S. Eyes Anti-piracy Effort Along West Africa Coast
The U.S. and some of its allies are considering plans to increase anti-piracy operations along Afri...


Kofi Annan Tackles Drug Trafficking in West Africa
Former United Nations Secretary General Kofi Annan launched a commission Thursday to tackle drug tr...


This Day in Black History: June 15, 1877
The first African-American cadet graduated from West Point Academy....


Illinois High School to Award Diploma to African-American After 55 Years
Alva Earley was denied his diploma after attending a picnic at a park that was off limits to Black ...


Derek Jeter Launches Website to Connect Athletes to Fans
Former Yankees great says the Players' Tribune will transform how sports news is made....


African Leaders Agree to Send Troops to North Mali
West African nations on Sunday agreed to send some 3,000 troops to help the country of Mali wrest b...


West Africa Regional Bloc Seals Borders With Mali
West Africa's regional bloc announced late Thursday that it is closing all land borders with Mali a...


This Day in Black History: Aug. 27, 1963
W. E. B. Du Bois died in Ghana, West Africa, on Aug. 27, 1963....


Commentary: Now Is Not the Time to Panic About Ebola
New York City has its first case of the virus. Why everyone should calm down....


1st Ebola Patient Diagnosed in the US Has Died
The first Ebola patient diagnosed in the United States died Wednesday morning in a Dallas hospital,...


Gabrielle Union, Oprah and Pharrell Among Ebony 's 2014 Power 100 List
The 29th annual list spotlights African-Americans who've made outstanding achievements in their fie...


Michelle Obama: African-Americans Owe It to Ancestors to Get Educated
FLOTUS covers Essence magazine and talks about teaching her daughters perseverance and accountabili...


An African City Creator: 'Lupita Nyong'o Is the Modern African Woman'
Nicole Amarteifio talks her groundbreaking new Web series....


106 & Park to Broadcast LIVE From the West Coast June 28 With Special Guests Jamie Foxx, Channing Tatum, Marlon Wayans, Jason Derulo & More!
106 & Park LIVE guests announced!...


Commentary: This Time You’ve Gone Too Far, Mr. West
Allen West, a right wing conservative African-American Republican Congressman and Tea Party favorit...


African Drummers Are the Life of the LWD Party
Nimbaya!, a troupe of Guinean drummers and dancers, stole the show at the closing ceremony of BET N...

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