A museum will also go alongside the memorial to trace the country's history from slavery to present day. The structure is slated to open in April 2017.

Texas State Senator Rodney Ellis spoke with Roland Martin on NewsOne Now about the conditions on the ground and the latest developments in the deadly historic Houston flooding.

Al Roker apologized after tweeting a smiling selfie during the historic flooding in South Carolina over the weekend.

Virginia governor Terry McAuliffe declares a State of Emergency ahead of Hurricane Joaquin. McAuliffe made the declaration and announcement after flooding in the Commonwealth on Tuesday.  The executive order also has residents and emergency responders on alert for Hurricane Joaquin, which is scheduled to bring eight to ten inches of rain today and tomorrow. Governor McAuliffe suggests […]

CADDO GAP, Ark. — State police say 12 people are confirmed dead after flash floods triggered by heavy rains slammed a pair of campgrounds in southwestern Arkansas.