A conversation about race turns violent on a bus.

The first African American to be a division head in the Dept. of State (1945), he entered the United Nations in 1946 as director of the Trusteeship Division. For more information visit our Celebrate Black History page.

Toyota President Akio Toyoda said Wednesday he has no plans to appear before a U.S. Congressional committee next week.

On this day in black history, state legislators in Virginia voted unanimously to retire the state song "Carry Me Back To Old Virginy".

Who knew curlers were such fashionistas? The Norwegians have raised eyebrows in the Vancouver Olympic Centre since practicing in the red-white-and-blue, diamond-pattered pants.

Federal authorities will not pursue charges against the officers involved in the fatal shooting of Sean Bell, the unarmed bridegroom who died in a hail of police bullets outside a Queens strip club hours before his wedding, officials said yesterday.

We have a list for today's school and business closings.

A veteran of the war in Afghanistan could find out today if he'll get jail time for taking his daughter to church in defiance of a Chicago family court order obtained by his estranged wife.

Police are seeking a pair of suspects in a Sunday church service shooting in Richmond, California, that left two teenagers injured, though authorities are still looking for a motive in what they say was a targeted operation.

China's world champion skip Wang Bingyu, affectionately known as "Betty", aims to make a name for herself by adding Olympic curling gold to the world title she has already captured.

Nine young black men went on trial in Scottsboro in 1931 on charges of raping two white women in a case that made headlines worldwide. The defendants — eight of whom were sentenced to die — came to be known as "The Scottsboro Boys" and the charges were revealed as a sham.

Vonetta Flowers will go down in the history books as the first African American male or female to win a medal in the Winter Olympics. Read her story and check out some footage from her historical day.