As Hollywood faces growing scrutiny over the industry’s diversity practices, the casting of Zoe Saldana as Nina Simone in an upcoming biopic has brought on a fresh onslaught of criticism.
A new analysis of millions of tweets found that residents of Buffalo, N.Y., used the most anti-gay language on Twitter. Tweets originating from Wyoming and Montana featured the fewest slurs and prejudicial language.
Now that parade organizers have dropped its ban on gay and lesbian groups to openly march, New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio plans to participate in the 255-year-old tradition for the first time.
A lawsuit is challenging the presence of the Confederate battle emblem in Mississippi's state flag. But the state government is defending it.
New York Yankees Aroldis Chapman has received a 30-game suspension under a new MLB policy that reflects a toughening standard on domestic violence.
When it comes to Girl Scout fund-raising and cookie sales, critics can bring out customers.
Just days after a judge struck down a restaurant trade group’s challenge to the new sodium-labeling law, another judge boosted the group's case today by temporarily halting its enforcement, which would have started tomorrow.
City officials set a Friday deadline to clear out a tent city due to health concerns. San Francisco's streets are home to thousands of homeless people.
A new study refutes the perception that transgender children who change their appearance are bound to suffer from mental illness.
Bills have been introduced in both states to legalize marijuana for recreational purposes. Neither is a shoe-in just yet, but if passed, these could become the first states to legalize marijuana through the legislature rather than a public vote.
As Americans rethink how animals should be treated – from food production to SeaWorld shows – zoos face an uncertain future. New ideas are emerging.
A barista's attempt to learn American Sign Language to communicate with a regular customer highlights the deaf community's challenges. But technology is also breaking down barriers.