The woman, one among many accusing Cosby of assault, claimed the incident happened in 1965.
A woman who contends Bill Cosby sexually assaulted her in 1965 withdrew a lawsuit against the comedian on Friday, a day after a federal judge in Massachusetts had blocked an effort by the entertainer’s attorneys have the suit dismissed.
Kristina Ruehli is one of more than 50 women who have accused Cosby, now 78, of sexually assaulting them, often after plying them with drugs...Read more
A jury in suburban Dallas has decided not to charge a Texas police officer seen in a viral video last year throwing a bikini-clad black teenager to the ground, court officials said on Thursday.
Eric Casebolt, who is white, resigned from the police department in the Dallas suburb of McKinney a few days after he was seen in the video responding to a disturbance at a pool party where he appeared to target black youths.
The incident...Read more
U.S. Representative Chaka Fattah resigned from Congress on Thursday, two days after he was convicted of orchestrating multiple frauds aimed at enriching himself and preserving his political career.
Fattah indicated earlier that he intended to resign on Oct. 3, the date of his sentencing, to provide for "an orderly transition" from office after 21 years in Congress.
"Upon reflection, I hereby make official my resignation from the U.S. House of Representatives effective immediately," Fattah wrote in a...Read more
In a victory for diversity in higher education, a hamstrung Supreme Court narrowly upheld the affirmative action program at the University of Texas at Austin, effectively allowing the school to keep using race as one of many factors in its admissions process. Justice Anthony Kennedy — joined by Justices Ruth Bader Ginsburg, Stephen Breyer and Sonia Sotomayor — ruled for a 4-3 majority that the university program does not violate the Constitution’s guarantee of equal protection of...Read more
Chinyelu, 19, stands with his mom Shu Harris on the porch of their home on Avalon Street. A mural honoring Jakobi Ra, Chinyelu’s younger brother who was killed by a hit-and-run driver in 2007, can be seen on the building in the background. It will become the Homework House.
In a neighborhood that has lost its school, library, streetlights, many businesses and a huge chunk of its population, one woman is transforming her half-abandoned block into a community hub, where there are...Read more
Donald Trump said Sunday that although he hates the idea of racial profiling, it might just be time to start implementing it anyway. “I think profiling is something that we’re going to have to start thinking about as a country,” Trump said in an interview on CBS’ “Face the Nation.” “And other countries do it; you look at Israel and you look at others and they do it, and they do it successfully.”
“You know, I...Read more
For half my life, I’ve been a father. I’ve been an African-American for twice as long. On Sunday, I, along with millions of other black fathers, get the rare treat of celebrating two milestones: fatherhood and freedom. That raises an interesting question: What does it mean to be a black father in America today?
It means we’re still fighting stereotypes, some of which are grounded in unpleasant realities — such as the 1 in 12 black men between the...Read more