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June 22, 2022, 8:48 PM

Walmart expands health services to address racial inequality

Walmart is expanding health care coverage for employees who want to use a doula, a person trained to assist women during pregnancies, in an effort to address racial inequities in maternal care
June 22, 2022, 8:48 PM
Walmart expands health services to address racial inequality
June 22, 2022, 2:26 PM

Tampa high school will retire its Native American mascot

A Florida high school will retire its “Chiefs" mascot following an emotional school board meeting over the Native American symbol
June 22, 2022, 2:26 PM
Tampa high school will retire its Native American mascot
June 17, 2022, 3:32 PM

Advocates call on Biden to act on reparations study by Juneteenth

They've set up a protest site on the Ellipse near the White House.
June 17, 2022, 3:32 PM
Advocates call on Biden to act on reparations study by Juneteenth
June 16, 2022, 7:33 PM

Feds taking first steps toward revising race, ethnic terms

Some racial and ethnic classifications haven't been changed in a quarter century
June 16, 2022, 7:33 PM
Feds taking first steps toward revising race, ethnic terms
June 11, 2022, 10:00 PM

New York fund apologizes for role in Tuskegee syphilis study

Researchers purposely let hundreds of Black men die of the disease to study it.
June 11, 2022, 10:00 PM
New York fund apologizes for role in Tuskegee syphilis study
June 1, 2022, 8:27 PM

California reparations report lays out path to remedy systemic racism

California's first-of-a-kind task force on reparations has released its first report on how to remedy systemic racism.
June 1, 2022, 8:27 PM
California reparations report lays out path to remedy systemic racism
1 month ago

Wisconsin man gets 10 years in prison for racist acid attack

A judge has sentenced a white Milwaukee man to a decade in prison for throwing acid in a Latino man's face in a 2019 racist attack
1 month ago
Wisconsin man gets 10 years in prison for racist acid attack
1 month ago

How ‘great replacement theory’ is helping to fuel racist attacks

ABC News’ Linsey Davis speaks with Stony Brook University sociologist Dr. Crystal Fleming about how Buffalo’s shooting highlights the “great replacement” theory that has fueled several racist attacks.
1 month ago
How ‘great replacement theory’ is helping to fuel racist attacks
1 month ago

Advocates, lawmaker call for Biden to sign an executive order to study reparations

Advocates and a lawmaker call for President Biden to sign an executive order to study reparations as H.R. 40 stalls in Congress.
1 month ago
Advocates, lawmaker call for Biden to sign an executive order to study reparations
1 month ago

Nurse rejected over race honored by hospital 71 years later

Betty Brown was rejected by Advocate Sherman Hospital for nursing school 71 years ago because she is Black. Now, that hospital is apologizing.
1 month ago
Hospital apologizes for rejecting nurse due to race 71 years ago
1 month ago

Officials call for investigation into alleged profiling of lacrosse team

Delaware officials are calling for an investigation into allegations of racial profiling following the search of a bus transporting female student-athletes in Georgia.
1 month ago
Officials call for investigation into alleged racial profiling of lacrosse team
1 month ago

Illinois predominantly Black college closing after 157 years

A predominantly Black college in central Illinois that saw its enrollment plummet during the COVID-19 pandemic says it has been unable to recover and must close its doors after 157 years
1 month ago
Illinois predominantly Black college closing after 157 years
1 month ago

Jay Z’s Roc Nation convenes social justice summit to drive action amid midterms

Jay Z’s record label, Roc Nation, convened a coalition of social justice leaders from various industries for a summit that is set to take place in July amid the midterms.
1 month ago
Jay Z’s Roc Nation convenes social justice summit to drive action amid midterms
2 months ago

As diversity rises, US boards still disproportionately white

Following a pressure campaign from outsiders, more companies are disclosing the racial breakdowns of their boards of directors
2 months ago
As diversity rises, US boards still disproportionately white
2 months ago

Survivors of 1921 Tulsa Race Massacre file lawsuit

Viola Ford Fletcher was only a child when she and others ran for their lives after white neighbors destroyed their prosperous community, known as “Black Wall Street.”
2 months ago
Survivors of 1921 Tulsa Race Massacre file lawsuit
2 months ago

Black doctors say they face discrimination based on race

After Dr. Dare Adewumi was hired to lead the neurosurgery practice at an Atlanta-area hospital, he says he quickly faced racial discrimination that ultimately led to his firing
2 months ago
Black doctors say they face discrimination based on race
2 months ago

Minneapolis Police Department engaged in racial discrimination, state says

The investigation into the Minneapolis Police Department has concluded, almost two years after the death of George Floyd.
2 months ago
Police department engaged in racial discrimination, state says
2 months ago

New report shows social and economic status of Black Americans

The National Urban League released a 2022 report of the state of Black America which reveals why it is harder for Black people to vote and what needs to happen for equality to happen.
2 months ago
New report shows social and economic status of Black Americans
3 months ago

'Go, Mississippi': State could ditch song with racist roots

Mississippi is on the verge of retiring a state song with racist roots, two years after it surrendered a Confederate-themed state flag
3 months ago
'Go, Mississippi': State could ditch song with racist roots
3 months ago

Black former employees sue Google for racial discrimination

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

All-Black, all-female World War II battalion to be awarded Congressional Gold Medal

The only all-Black, all-female battalion that served in World War II in the U.S. and in Europe is set to be awarded the Congressional Gold Medal.
3 months ago
All-Black, all-female WWII battalion to be awarded Congressional Gold Medal
3 months ago

Mississippi gov signs law limiting race in lessons

Mississippi Gov. Tate Reeves has signed a bill to limit how race can be discussed in classrooms
3 months ago
Mississippi gov signs law limiting race in lessons
3 months ago

W. Virginia Senate blows deadline to pass teaching race bill

The Republican supermajority in the West Virginia Legislature has failed to pass a controversial bill restricting how race is taught in public schools before a midnight deadline
3 months ago
W. Virginia Senate blows deadline to pass teaching race bill
4 months ago

New Mexico increases focus on race in K-12 despite backlash

As conservative-run states across the U.S. move to restrict discussion of race, gender, and identity in the classroom, progressive-run states are trying to prioritize those discussions
4 months ago
New Mexico increases focus on race in K-12 despite backlash
4 months ago

Trayvon Martin, 10 years later: Teen's death changes nation

The killing of Trayvon Martin at the hands of a stranger still reverberates 10 years later -- in protest, in partisanship, in racial reckoning and reactionary response, in social justice and social media
4 months ago
Trayvon Martin, 10 years later: Teen's death changes nation
4 months ago

Howard gets $2M grant to digitize Black newspaper archive

Howard University has received a $2 million donation to digitize a major collection of Black newspaper archives in hopes of making it more broadly available to researchers and the general public
4 months ago
Howard gets $2M grant to digitize Black newspaper archive
4 months ago

Race in America

Members of the Black, Asian and Jewish communities discuss how hate has directly affected them.
4 months ago
Race in America
4 months ago

A racial reckoning: what has changed?

Civil rights attorney Lee Merritt discusses his part on the legal teams for Ahmaud Arbery and Atatiana Jefferson and how to tackle the rise in hate crimes.
4 months ago
A racial reckoning: what has changed?
4 months ago

FBI: Violence against people of Asian descent has risen 76% since 2020

Senior staff attorney of the Asian American Legal Defense and Education Fund, Stanley Mark, discusses the uptick in violent crimes against people of Asian descent.
4 months ago
FBI: Violence against people of Asian descent has risen 76% since 2020
4 months ago

Preschool closes, apologizes after blackface activity

A Massachusetts Montessori preschool has shut down and apologized after a classroom full of toddlers painted black faces on paper plates and held them up to their own faces to celebrate Black History Month
4 months ago
Preschool closes, apologizes after blackface activity
5 months ago

District settles lawsuit over groups for students of color

A Massachusetts school district has settled a federal lawsuit challenging its creation of affinity groups for Black, Latinx and Asian students
5 months ago
District settles lawsuit over groups for students of color
5 months ago

Top Hollywood actresses open up about being Black in Hollywood

A new “Soul of a Nation” takes a look at the careers of Black women in Hollywood, including Halle Berry and Tessa Thompson.
5 months ago
Top Hollywood actresses open up about being Black in Hollywood
5 months ago

History of racism in America is history ‘stolen from all of us’: Jeffery Robinson

ABC News’ Linsey Davis speaks to Jeffery Robinson, former ACLU deputy legal director, about his new documentary, “Who We Are: A Chronicle of Racism in America.​"
5 months ago
History of racism in America is history ‘stolen from all of us’: Jeffery Robinson
5 months ago

Guaranteed income experiment for Black women aims to tackle racial wealth gap

This guaranteed income experiment for Black women in Georgia is one of the largest experiments in the U.S.
5 months ago
Hundreds of Black women will get $850 a month. Will it impact racial wealth gap?
6 months ago

How Mamie Till-Mobley’s quest for justice sparked civil rights movement

Till-Mobley’s story is told in the new ABC docuseries, “Let the World See.”
6 months ago
How Mamie Till-Mobley’s quest for justice sparked civil rights movement
6 months ago

Santa Monica offering families displaced by historical construction projects priority in affordable housing

Reports estimate 600 Black families were displaced by a highway construction.
6 months ago
City offers housing to families displaced by historical construction projects
6 months ago

Racial reckoning turns focus to roadside historical markers

Historical markers educate the public and can help fight systemic racism.
6 months ago
6 months ago

Advocates push for clemency for Black soldiers in 1917 riot

110 Black soldiers were convicted in a mutiny at a military camp in Houston.
6 months ago
6 months ago

Meek Mill hoops with Philly kids affected by justice system

Meek Mill played basketball before the 76ers game with 25 Philadelphia-area children from families who have been adversely affected by the criminal justice system
6 months ago
6 months ago

House approves Omar-backed bill to combat Islamophobia following Boebert's anti-Muslim remarks

The House approved a bill that seeks to combat "worldwide" Islamophobia in response to Republican Rep. Lauren Boebert's anti-Muslim remarks against Rep. Ilhan Omar.
6 months ago
House approves Omar-backed bill to combat Islamophobia after Boebert's remarks
6 months ago

Black high school students say they’re afraid for their lives after racist texts

A racially charged text thread amongst a group of white students at a Houston area high school has black students there fearing for their lives.
6 months ago
Black high school students say they’re afraid for their lives after racist text
7 months ago

Criminal justice system is 'still imperfect': Brazile

The Powerhouse Roundtable breaks down the latest news on "This Week."
7 months ago
Criminal justice system is 'still imperfect': Brazile
7 months ago

'America's quest for the more perfect union is constantly being tested': Thomas

Pierre Thomas reflects on the justice system in America.
7 months ago
'America's quest for the more perfect union is constantly being tested': Thomas
7 months ago

Pelosi denounces faith-based attacks on Omar as 'indecent' and 'dangerous'

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi said Wednesday that GOP Rep. Lauren Boebert's faith-based attacks on Democratic Rep. Ilhan Omar, who is Muslim, are "indecent" and "dangerous."
7 months ago
House speaker condemns anti-Muslim comment made by member
7 months ago

‘1619’ author, Nikole Hannah-Jones opens up about race and identity

Journalist Nikole Hannah-Jones is the author of a new book based on her previous work titled, “The 1619 Project: A New Origin Story,” where she argues slavery is central in the fabric of the U.S.
7 months ago
‘1619’ author, Nikole Hannah-Jones opens up about race and identity
7 months ago

Her father was one of Groveland Four. 72 years later, she helped clear his name

A judge posthumously exonerated four Black men, known as the "Groveland Four" after they were falsely accused of raping a white woman in Groveland, Florida in 1949.
7 months ago
Her father was one of Groveland Four. 72 years later, she helped clear his name
7 months ago

How race may have impact how trials have been facilitated

Professor of criminal law Kirk Burkhalter discusses how race is affecting how the trial may be adjudicated and what police departments can do to better relationships with communities of color.
7 months ago
How race may have impact how trials have been facilitated
8 months ago

What is colorism? Study highlights discrimination based on skin color among Hispanics

Dark-skinned Hispanics have said they experience more discrimination than lighter-skinned counterparts.
8 months ago
What is colorism? Study highlights discrimination based on skin color among Hispanics
8 months ago

'Prison gerrymandering' endures in Nevada, despite law

Nevada counts almost half its inmates in districts where they're incarcerated.
8 months ago
8 months ago

Opponents of critical race theory seek to flip school boards

In school board races around the country, activists are running against critical race theory
8 months ago
Critical race theory opponents seek to flip school boards