Meechy Monroe, a YouTube Star for Her Natural Hair Lessons, Dies at 32

Ms. Monroe achieved online fame with style tutorials that empowered black women to forgo harsh chemicals and embrace the so-called natural hair movement.

Video Shows Orlando Police Pulling Over Florida State Attorney

Aramis D. Ayala, the chief prosecutor in Orlando and the first black prosecutor elected in the state, said the stop appeared to be consistent with Florida law.

Hangman’s Noose, Symbol of Racial Animus, Keeps Cropping Up

By SHERYL GAY STOLBERG and CAITLIN DICKERSON July 5, 2017 WASHINGTON — It was the beginning of the night shift last Wednesday at the United States Mint in Philadelphia, a secure facility that manufactures money, when a white male coin...

In Houston, an Original Juneteenth Celebration Site Reborn

By MICHAEL HARDY June 17, 2017 HOUSTON — In 1872, a group of African-American ministers and businessmen in Houston purchased 10 acres of land south of downtown, in the city’s predominantly black Third Ward neighborhood, and created Emancipation...

Grim Echoes for Families: An Officer Shoots and a Jury Acquits

By MITCH SMITH, YAMICHE ALCINDOR and JACK HEALY June 17, 2017 ST. PAUL — When the verdict came down on Friday — another police officer found not guilty in the killing of another black man — a father 700 miles away, in...