From Ben Smith at Politico: Jeremiah Wright spoke to a black student group at Northwestern last night, and Bill Ayers showed up. This past Spring, Northwestern rescinded its offer of an honorary degree to Wright.

Fresh off the success of hi “Yes We Can” anthem, Will I Am of the Black Eyed Peas has debuted a new video, “It’s a New Day.” While the songs has no celebrity appearances like “Yes We Can,” there are several celebrity cameos. While there are no Obama references in the song, it is clearly […]

In a record bailout of a private company, the government on Monday provided a new $150 billion financial-rescue package to troubled insurance giant American International Group, including $40 billion for partial ownership.

Louis “Satchmo” Armstrong composed some of his most influential Jazz songs during this week in 1925. Find out more Black history facts for this week right here.

President-elect Obama’s advisers are quietly crafting a proposal to ship dozens, if not hundreds, of imprisoned terrorism suspects to the United States to face criminal trials, a plan that would make good on his promise to close the Guantanamo Bay prison but could require creation of a controversial new system of justice.

From The Anchorage Daily News: For two months she basked — and sizzled — in the world’s hottest celebrity spotlight. Now Sarah Palin has come home to begin the last two years of her term as governor of Alaska. Everything has changed: Palin’s personal horizon, her relations with the state’s other elected officials, the public’s […]

President-elect Obama’s advisers are quietly crafting a proposal to make good on a promise to close the Guantanamo Bay prison.

After months of silence about his support for Barack Obama, Nation of Islam Minister Louis Farrakhan said in an address Sunday that the new president-elect has a God-given capacity to handle any burdens he’ll face as the nation’s leader.

From today’s New York Times: “In a time-honored tradition of American democracy, Mr. Obama and his wife, Michelle, will receive a tour of their new home from Mr. Bush and the first lady, Laura Bush. Then the men will split off to begin the formal transfer of power.”

ROME (AP) Miriam Makeba, the South African singer known to fans worldwide as ”Mama Africa” who became an international symbol of the anti-apartheid struggle, died early Monday after performing a concert in southern Italy, a hospital said. She was 76. An emergency room official at the Pineta Grande Clinic, a private facility in Castel Volturno, […]

WASHINGTON — President-elect Obama plans to use his executive powers to make an immediate impact when he takes office, perhaps reversing Bush administration policies on stem cell research and domestic drilling for oil and natural gas.

Did Black voters propel California’s gay marriage ban to victory? Many angry opponents of that ban — a ballot measure known as “Proposition 8” — seem to think so.