Black Homeownership - There has been a serious decline in Black homeownership in the past few years in part due to the ongoing recession but also because of a disproportionate number of foreclosures. A debt limit default could lead to even more foreclosures as African-Americans struggle to hold on to their homes. (Photo: Sacramento Bee/MCT/Landov)

Feds Crack Down on Lending Discrimination

Consumer watchdog plans to strictly enforce laws.
Video Circulates of Girl Being Raped in S. Africa - At least seven men and boys were arrested on charges of kidnapping and rape after video emerged last week of them raping a 17-year-old girl said to have the mental capacity of a 5-year-old after she was reported missing four weeks ago in the sprawling South African township of Soweto.(Photo: Courtesy The South African Sun)

Video Circulates of Girl Being Raped in S.Africa

Eight men and boys were arrested for raping the girl.
Judge Jessica Recksiedler - Judge Jessica Recksiedler recused herself from the case on April 18, citing a possible a conflict of interest. Just days before, Mark O’Mara filed a petition to remove her because she is married to the law partner of Mark NeJame, who had been approached by Zimmerman's family to him. NeJame is now a CNN legal analyst on the case. (Photo: Tom Benitez/The Orlando Sentinel-Pool/Getty Images)

Judge Steps Down in Trayvon Martin Shooting Case

The judge removed herself, citing a conflict of interest.

Nurse Charged with Murder in Shooting of Texas Mom

Verna McClain abducted the woman's newborn son.
Tulsa Shootings Appear to Be Racially Motivated - Authorities in Tulsa, Oklahoma, have charged Jake England (left), 19, and Alvin Watts, 32, with three counts of first-degree murder for a shooting rampage targeting African-Americans that left three Black men dead and two others wounded last week. In their first appearance in court Monday, Watts and England were also charged with two counts of shooting with the intent to kill and one count of possession of a firearm in the commission of a felony. A judge set their bond at more than $10 million each.(Photo: AP Photo/Tulsa Police Department via Tulsa World)

Tulsa Shooters Plead Not Guilty, Say Killings Not About Race

Jake England says his Black friends prove he's not racist.
Norway Killer Admits Massacre, Claims Self-Defense - Right-wing fanatic Anders Behring Breivik admitted Monday to a bombing and shooting massacre that killed 77 people in Norway but pleaded not guilty to criminal charges, saying he was acting in self-defense.\r(Photo: AP Photo/Hakon Mosvold Larsen, Pool)

Norway Killer Admits Massacre, Claims Self-Defense

Anders Breivik admitted to the acts, not criminal guilt.

Retired NBA Star Williams Released From NYC Jail

The ex-New Jersey Nets star was released from jail Friday.

Trayvon News Jumpstarts NAN Conference

Eric Holder and other legal experts weigh in on the case.
Texas Executes 500th Person

Connecticut Legislature Repeals Death Penalty

Seven out of 10 death-row inmates are Black or Latino.

Tulsa Shooting Could Be a Hate Crime; Hate Groups Are on the Rise

The SPLC recently recorded the most hate groups ever.