Black Is: The Week in Photos

President Barack Obama signed a short-term funding extension on Saturday. Democrats and Republicans narrowly averted a partial shutdown of the federal government.

Protesters demonstrate in front of the Capitol Hill in Washington, DC, on April 6, 2011 urging government spending cuts

Engineers used a flying drone to peer into the damaged reactors at the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant.

A protester holds a placard during an anti-nuclear power rally in front of the Tokyo Electric Popwer Company headquarters in Tokyo

Mexican police satnd guard in front of a truck in Oxaca state, where bones and teeth of potential victims of drug trafficking gangs were found.

The Grammy’s have cut the R&B catergories and number of awards reduced from eight to four.

Lebron James’ mother, Gloria James was arrested Wednesday night for assault at a hotel in Miami.