A self-described "right-wing nut job" from Missouri remains in custody after issuing racist death threats against Rep. Emanuel Cleaver II, a Black congressman from his home state, and Rep. Steve Cohen, a Jewish congressman from Tennessee.


Following the murders of Michael Brown and Eric Garner—both at the hands of the police—law enforcement officials and their practices for policing black communities have been under scrutiny. When the topic of police brutality was pushed to the forefront of the national conversation, there was clearly no data as to how many people have been killed by […]

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — In the city where Martin Luther King Jr. was assassinated, a once-unbeatable former mayor wants the Democratic congressional primary to be a referendum on race.

MEMPHIS, Tenn. — President Barack Obama said Tuesday he is endorsing the white incumbent for Congress in a majority black district in west Tennessee.