Lauryn Hill faces federal tax charges: Eight-time Grammy winner Lauryn Hill has been charged with failing to file income tax returns for several years with the Internal Revenue Service, the U.S. attorney's office in New Jersey announced Thursday.
Romney outraised Obama in May: Mitt Romney outraised President Barack Obama in May, the first time the Republican presidential challenger has jumped ahead of Obama and his prodigious fundraising apparatus, the Washington Post reports. The numbers illustrate how Romney and the Republican Party have jelled as a force after a protracted GOP primary.
First black grad remembered at Naval Academy: More than 250 gathered in Annapolis to remember Brown, the sixth black midshipman and the first to graduate. Mourners included top Navy and military officials, the first black female graduate of the academy and the oldest living black graduate of any U.S. military service academy.
Malcolm X and MLK's homes endangered: The boyhood home of civil rights leader Malcolm X and the neighborhood where the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. was born have been named "endangered" historic places by the National Trust for Historic Preservation.
Silver lining: Black and youth turnout good in Wisconsin: Gov. Scott Walker survived his Wisconsin recall election, but there's some good news for Democrats: Young voters and African-American voters did more than their part to show up, according to exit polls and early reports, despite significant efforts to confuse and challenge them from groups that profess to be fighting voter fraud.