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Tweets are latest controversy for Miss Universe organization

By Michelle Rindels Associated Press LAS VEGAS (AP) - Racist language in old tweets from the freshly crowned Miss Teen USA is just the latest controversy...

Maryland Woman Shot By Police, Child Injured after Standoff

By Monique Jones The Birmingham Times A 23-year-old woman was killed in a Randallstown, MD apartment complex Monday. Baltimore County Police Chief James Johnson said in a...

Memorial to 1st Black Marines Dedicated at Camp Lejeune

By Martha Waggoner Associated Press RALEIGH, N.C. -- At the dedication of a memorial Friday honoring the first black U.S. Marines, John Spencer imagined his mind...

Hillary Clinton gives optimistic view of America during acceptance speech

By Monique Jones The Birmingham Times In Hillary Clinton's speech accepting the Democratic nomination for president, she used Republicans' most favorite president against them. " taken...

Prosecutors drop all remaining charges in Freddie Gray case

By Juliet Linderman Associated Press BALTIMORE (AP) -- Prosecutors on Wednesday dropped all remaining charges against the three Baltimore police officers who were still awaiting trial...

Clinton, Dems put gun control at center of convention stage

By Ken Thomas and Catherine Lucey Associated Press PHILADELPHIA (AP) -- With mothers of police violence victims on the stage and anti-gun protesters in the streets,...

Actress who played TV psychic Miss Cleo dies of cancer at...

By Terry Spencer Associated Press FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) -- The actress who became famous playing the Jamaican psychic Miss Cleo, claiming to know callers' futures...

Hillary Clinton makes history as America’s first female presidential nominee

By Monique Jones The Birmingham Times The results of Tuesday's roll call at the Democratic National Convention made it official: Hillary Clinton became the country's first...

Michelle Obama gives rousing speech at the Democratic National Convention

By Monique Jones The Birmingham Times The highlight of the first night of the Democratic National Convention came from First Lady Michelle Obama. Obama, who had been...

Michael Jordan pens essay against police brutality

By Monique Jones The Birmingham Times Basketball star Michael Jordan has finally broken his silence. The NBA legend released a personal essay to sports news site The...

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