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February 1, 2023, 9:13 PM

Nonprofit aims to increase number of minorities in Ivy League schools

Alessandro Hammond and Gabriel Hostin’s nonprofit, Ivy League Mentoring, aims to increase the number of minorities in top institutions, while providing them with academic and societal role models.
February 1, 2023, 9:13 PM
Nonprofit aims to increase number of minorities in Ivy League schools
February 1, 2023, 4:08 PM

DeSantis pushes ban on diversity programs in state colleges

Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis has announced plans to block state colleges from having programs on diversity, equity and inclusion, and critical race theory
February 1, 2023, 4:08 PM
January 30, 2023, 7:50 PM

Black education activist slams DeSantis over canceling AP course

American Federation of Teachers Secretary-Treasurer Fedrick Ingram spoke with GMA3 to discuss Gov. Ron DeSantis blocking an AP African-American Studies course.
January 30, 2023, 7:50 PM
Black education activist slams DeSantis over canceling AP course
January 27, 2023, 3:48 AM

Ben Crump: ‘Black and brown citizens… bear the brunt of this police brutality’

ABC News’ Linsey Davis spoke with attorney Ben Crump about the investigation into Tyre Nichols’ death and the murder charges for all five former Memphis police officers involved.
January 27, 2023, 3:48 AM
Ben Crump: ‘Black and brown citizens… bear the brunt of this police brutality’
January 26, 2023, 8:08 PM

New US race, ethnicity standards proposed; first since '97

A Middle Eastern and North African category would be added to U.S. federal surveys and censuses, and changes would be made to how Hispanics are able to self-identify
January 26, 2023, 8:08 PM
January 26, 2023, 5:09 PM

Major funders call for increased support of Black feminists

“It’s time to fund Black feminist movements like we want them to win."
January 26, 2023, 5:09 PM
January 26, 2023, 3:13 PM

'The 1619 Project' takes a look at slavery's lasting effects

Pulitzer prize-winning journalist Nikole Hannah-Jones speaks with ABC News' Robin Roberts about the Hulu docuseries based on her recently published book.
January 26, 2023, 3:13 PM
'The 1619 Project' takes a look at slavery's lasting effects
January 19, 2023, 3:20 AM

BLM co-founder Patrisse Cullors on her cousin Keenan Anderson’s death

ABC News’ Janai Norman spoke to Patrisse Cullors and her attorney about the death of her cousin Keenan Anderson, who was killed by a LAPD officer.
January 19, 2023, 3:20 AM
BLM co-founder Patrisse Cullors on her cousin Keenan Anderson’s death
1 month ago

Mother of Sinzae Reed: 'If my son was white, he probably wouldn't have been killed'

ABC News’ Linsey Davis spoke to Megan Reed, mother of 13-year-old Sinzae Reed who was shot and killed in Columbus, Ohio, and activist Dejuan Sharp as they demand answers from police.
1 month ago
Mother of Sinzae Reed: 'If my son was white, he probably wouldn't have been killed'
2 months ago

City settles discrimination lawsuit from Black and Latino renters in California

The Department of Justice has reached a nearly $1 million settlement over illegal evictions of Black and Latino renters.
2 months ago
City settles discrimination lawsuit from Black and Latino renters
2 months ago

Respect for Marriage Act passes, codifying same-sex and interracial marriages

ABC News senior policy reporter Anne Flaherty breaks down what this means for people across the country, and why this became a top priority for Democrats.
2 months ago
Respect for Marriage Act passes, codifying same-sex and interracial marriages
2 months ago

Latina Equal Pay Day shines spotlight on wage gap for Hispanic women

Latinas who work full time and year-round make an average of 57 cents on the dollar compared to white, non-Hispanic men, according to the National Women’s Law Center.
2 months ago
Latina Equal Pay Day shines spotlight on wage gap for Hispanic women
2 months ago

Nebraska man gets prison for leaving noose for coworker

A former employee at the Oriental Trading Co. has been sentenced to prison for leaving a noose on a floor scrubber that a Black colleague was set to use
2 months ago
Nebraska man gets prison for leaving noose for coworker
2 months ago

Honoring generational legacy and Black cowboy culture

The Jackson family has a history spanning five generations of rodeo champions.
2 months ago
Honoring generational legacy and Black cowboy culture
2 months ago

This rodeo family is honoring generational legacy and Black cowboy culture

The Jackson Family Rodeo Crew honors family history and the legacy of Black cowboys through rodeo.
2 months ago
This rodeo family is honoring generational legacy and Black cowboy culture
2 months ago

Marble Falls, Texas, high school investigating reports of alleged racist incident at basketball game

Marble Falls, Texas, high school is investigating reports of an alleged racist incident at basketball tournament
2 months ago
'Heartbroken': Texas basketball player taunted by racist calls speaks out
2 months ago

Texas high school investigating alleged racist incident at basketball game

The incident at Marble Falls High School in Texas was captured on camera, depicting several students shouting monkey noises as a Black student was shooting free throws.
2 months ago
Texas high school investigating alleged racist incident at basketball game
2 months ago

Black, Mexican families sue Palm Springs after being evicted decades ago

In the 1950s and 1960s hundreds of Black and Mexican families were forced out of the neighborhood known as Section 14 in Palm Springs, California. Now they are seeking millions in restitution.
2 months ago
Black, Mexican families sue Palm Springs after being evicted decades ago
2 months ago

Slavery's ghost haunts cotton gin factory's transformation

Alabama project demonstrates the difficulty of telling complicated U.S. history.
2 months ago
2 months ago

Black former employees sue Google for racial discrimination

Former Black employees sue Google for racial discrimination
2 months ago
Black former employees sue Google for racial discrimination
3 months ago

University of Kentucky student seen in racist viral video set to withdraw

A University of Kentucky student, Sophia Rosing, is set to withdraw from the school after a video went viral showing her using racial slurs towards Kylah Spring.
3 months ago
Student in racist viral video to withdraw from school
3 months ago

Hawaii hate crime trial begins for beating of white man

A trial is underway for two Native Hawaiian men charged with a hate crime in the 2014 beating of a white man who bought a house in their remote village on Maui
3 months ago
3 months ago

How Indigenous creators are changing Hollywood and pop culture

"GMA" celebrates Native American Heritage Month by spotlighting the success of a number of TV series and films, and how representation is changing behind the camera.
3 months ago
How Indigenous creators are changing Hollywood and pop culture
3 months ago

Pulse oximeters need to be improved for people of color, FDA panel says

An FDA panel suggested that pulse oximeters should be improved because they may not give accurate results to people of color.
3 months ago
Oxygen device provides less accurate results for people of color, FDA panel suggests
3 months ago

'We accepted this responsibility': Radio hosts on 'White Lives Matter' trademark

ABC News' Linsey Davis spoke with Quinton Ward and Ramses Ja, hosts of "Civic Cipher," about trademarking the phrase "White Lives Matter" to keep it from being used commercially.
3 months ago
'We accepted this responsibility': Radio hosts on 'White Lives Matter' trademark
3 months ago

Affirmative action: What to know about the Supreme Court cases

As the Supreme Court takes up the future of race as a factor in college admissions, both sides of the debate over affirmative action weigh in on value of the policy.
3 months ago
Affirmative action: What to know about the Supreme Court cases
3 months ago

Men exonerated in Malcolm X killing to receive $36 million

The city of New York will settle lawsuits filed on behalf of two men.
3 months ago
3 months ago

Justices to take aim at race-conscious college admissions in affirmative action cases

The Supreme Court on Monday takes up the use of race in college admissions in cases challenging affirmative action at Harvard and the University of North Carolina.
3 months ago
Justices to take aim at race-conscious college admissions in affirmative action cases
3 months ago

Wisconsin man charged after allegedly grabbing Black man by the neck in video

Robert Walczykowski is facing a criminal charge after a video circulated that appeared to show him grabbing a Black man around the neck during a dispute about a bicycle.
3 months ago
Man charged after allegedly grabbing Black man by the neck
4 months ago

California Realtors apologize for role in racist housing

The California Association of Realtors is apologizing for its role in supporting discriminatory housing policies in the state
4 months ago
California Realtors apologize for role in racist housing
4 months ago

Black woman says she was allegedly assaulted, unlawfully handcuffed by police

Fayetteville police are investigating an incident involving a 22-year-old Black woman who said officers assaulted and unlawfully handcuffed her in September.
4 months ago
Black woman says she was allegedly assaulted, unlawfully handcuffed by police
4 months ago

Former Planned Parenthood employee sues organization, alleging racism and mistreatment of Black women

A former employee is suing Planned Parenthood, alleging that the organization fired her for speaking out against the organization’s treatment of Black women.
4 months ago
Planned Parenthood sued by former employee over alleged racism against Black women
4 months ago

Justice: Hotel sued for denying rooms to Native Americans

The U.S. Department of Justice is suing the owners of a hotel and bar in Rapid City, South Dakota, accusing them of violating the civil rights of Native Americans by refusing their requests to book a room at the Grand Gateway Hotel
4 months ago
Justice: Hotel sued for denying rooms to Native Americans
4 months ago

April Ryan on Black women in political office: 'We've never seen this before'

ABC News' Linsey Davis spoke with Grio Senior White House Correspondent April Ryan about her new book, "Black Women Will Save the World: An Anthem."
4 months ago
April Ryan on Black women in political office: 'We've never seen this before'
4 months ago

Black women are 41% more likely to die from cancer than white women

There is often a disparity in care between Black women and white women, according to the American Cancer Center.
4 months ago
Black women are 41% more likely to die from cancer than white women
4 months ago

Black woman says she was allegedly assaulted, unlawfully handcuffed by police

Ja'Lana Dunlap's attorneys released phone footage of the incident this week.
4 months ago
Black woman says she was allegedly assaulted, unlawfully handcuffed by police
4 months ago

LA City Council cancels meeting amid backlash

Protesters and other council members are demanding the resignation of two city council members after a recording emerged of a member making offensive comments.
4 months ago
LA City Council cancels meeting amid backlash
4 months ago

‘Clearly, it was racial profiling’: Comedian Eric André on airport stop lawsuit

ABC News’ Stephanie Ramos spoke with comedian Eric André about his lawsuit against Clayton County, Georgia, accusing its police department of racial profiling at Atlanta’s airport.
4 months ago
‘Clearly, it was racial profiling’: Comedian Eric André on airport stop lawsuit
4 months ago

Foundation makes global effort toward racial equity

President and CEO of the W.K. Kellogg Foundation on the Racial Equity 2030 initiative and reveals five awardees who will split $80 million to go toward the future of racial equity.
4 months ago
Foundation makes global effort toward racial equity
4 months ago

‘It really comes down to racism’: Author on historic lack of Black quarterbacks

ABC News’ Deirdre Bolton spoke with Andscape senior NFL writer Jason Reid and NFL veteran Warren Moon about Reid’s book “Rise of the Black Quarterback: What it Means for America.”
4 months ago
‘It really comes down to racism’: Author on historic lack of Black quarterbacks
4 months ago

Judge overturns murder convictions of Black men, ruling rap lyrics used at trial likely injected racial bias

A California judge vacated the murder convictions of two Black men, ruling that prosecutors' use of rap lyrics as evidence likely injected racial bias into the case.
4 months ago
Murder convictions overturned as judge cites use of rap lyrics at trial
4 months ago

Rochester reaches historic settlement over death of Daniel Prude in police custody

The city of Rochester has agreed to a $12 million settlement with the family of Daniel Prude in a wrongful death and civil rights suit.
4 months ago
Rochester reaches historic settlement over death of Daniel Prude in police custody
4 months ago

Hispanic Heritage Month: The importance of inclusivity in the workplace

In honor of Hispanic Heritage Month, Rosanna Durruthy, LinkedIn's global head of diversity, inclusion and belonging, joins to talk about how inclusivity in the workplace can be achieved.
4 months ago
Hispanic Heritage Month: The importance of inclusivity in the workplace
5 months ago

This is how much money Black women lose due to gender pay gap

Black women have to work until September to earn what men did last year.
5 months ago
This is how much money Black women lose due to pay gap
5 months ago

'GENTEFIED' actress Julissa Calderon calls for authentic Latinx representation in Hollywood

“We are making uproar," said "GENTEFIED" actress Julissa Calderon, of the dearth of Latinx diversity in entertainment. "People are not staying quiet."
5 months ago
'GENTEFIED' actress calls for authentic Latinx representation in Hollywood
5 months ago

Hispanic Heritage Month is more than a weekslong party

Getting white Americans to recognize Hispanic heritage as something engraved in American culture is a battle that Latinos struggle with basically every day.
5 months ago
Hispanic Heritage Month is more than a party
5 months ago

Latino actors push for representation, battle 'brownface' in Hollywood

Some of the biggest names in Hollywood are pushing for change when it comes to who is cast for Latino roles and making sure that representation is authentic at the highest levels of show business.
5 months ago
Latino actors push for representation, battle 'brownface' in Hollywood
5 months ago

Mom calls for accountability after monkey sounds made at Black, Hispanic volleyball players

"It was clearly audible that it was monkey sounds," Adams told ABC News, also providing videos from the Friday game where monkey noises are clearly audible.
5 months ago
Mom calls for school district accountability after monkey sounds made at athletes
5 months ago

Teacher reflects on teaching AP African American Studies for 1st time

The College Board has launched an AP African American Studies course. Marlon Williams-Clark, a Florida teacher, talked to "GMA" about teaching the new course.
5 months ago
Teacher reflects on teaching AP African American Studies for 1st time
5 months ago

Panel calls for removal of KKK plaque at West Point military academy

A Ku Klux Klan plaque at the West Point military academy gets called for removal by a congressional panel.
5 months ago
Panel calls for removal of KKK plaque at West Point military academy