Retired Archbishop Desmond Tutu says that President Barack Obama's background and race will help him influence African leaders.
News Corp. has agreed to form an external diversity council after meeting with civil rights groups about a New York Post cartoon that critics said likened President Barack Obama to a dead chimpanzee.
A new study shows that 43 percent of the professional positions in the NBA's league offices are held by women, giving the league its highest grade for gender.
Twenty-six North Carolina legislators sat out a vote Tuesday on a resolution honoring the late U.S. Sen. Jesse Helms, showing that the Republican remains a polarizing figure a year after his death.
Black, Latino and Asian lawmakers warned Democratic leaders that any health care overhaul that ignores health gaps between whites and minorities will face stiff opposition.
Global financial markets are starting to heal and the U.S. economy could begin to grow again this year.
The number of new HIV infections among South African teens has dropped significantly.
The head of Gabon's senate was sworn in Wednesday as the Central African nation's interim president.