In court, Cosby responded with "thank you" when Judge Elizabeth McHugh announced her decision. She wished him luck.
Constand, a former basketball coach at Cosby's Temple University alma mater, is the only woman whose accusations of sexual assault have resulted in criminal charges against Cosby.
Once one of the most beloved U.S. entertainers, Cosby has been hit by a wave of sexual assault allegations from more than 50 women, although most of the cases are too old...Read more
The U.S. Supreme Court ruled on Monday that Georgia prosecutors discriminated on the basis of race when they excluded two black prospective jurors from serving in the trial of a black defendant facing the death penalty.
Timothy Foster had argued that the exclusion of African-Americans from the jury tasked with weighing his case violated the Constitution, which prohibits states from using what are known as peremptory strikes to leave out jurors because of their skin color.
“Two peremptory strikes...Read more
Baltimore police Officer Edward Nero was found not guilty of all charges Monday in connection with the death of Freddie Gray, Judge Barry Williams ruled Monday after a bench trial.
Nero, one of six officers charged and the second to be tried in the Gray case, was accused of second-degree intentional assault, two counts of misconduct in office and reckless endangerment.
The verdict brings perhaps only a sliver of resolution to a city that seethed with unrest...Read more
The reform is one of the most consequential of his whole tenure.
The Labor Department announced Tuesday that it completed one of the most ambitious economic reforms of the Obama era, finalizing a new rule that will extend overtime protections to millions of additional workers.
The administration will accomplish that by raising what’s known as the overtime salary threshold. Nearly all workers earning salaries beneath that threshold are entitled to time-and-a-half pay whenever they work more than...Read more
Symone Marshall’s sisters say police refused to get her proper medical care after a severe car accident. A family is seeking justice for their 22-year-old sister who they claim died from neglect at a Huntsville, Texas, jail on Tuesday, two weeks after getting into a car accident and being arrested.
Symone Marshall, who had moved to the area from Detroit two months prior, borrowed her boyfriend’s cousin’s car to run an errand with her friend Amanda...Read more
Black America is falling way behind, and a new report released Tuesday shows just how unequal the country is when it is divided along racial lines.
The 2016 “State of Black America” report is a semiannual study issued by the National Urban League that takes a detailed look at the quality of black life in America compared to whites. This year’s report, which marks 40 years since the study was founded, not only examines the current state of...Read more
It's a different world, and a different U.S. military than the one John Willie Jordan, one of the nation's first black Marines, joined nearly 60 years ago.
Jordan's creased green Garrison cap, is however, the same.
It's the same one he received not long after enlisting in the U.S. Marines while the nation was embroiled in World War II.
His draft card had been pulled. Jordan had to join a branch of the U.S. military and potentially die...Read more