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February 25, 2024 at 12:40 AM

Trump claims Black Americans relate to his criminal prosecutions

"My mug shot, we've all seen the mug shot. And you know who embraced it more than anybody else: the Black population. It's incredible," Trump said.
February 25, 2024 at 12:40 AM
Trump claims Black Americans relate to his criminal prosecutions
February 24, 2024 at 9:59 PM

Black male educators and their inspirations

Only 1.3% of K-12 teachers in the 2020-2021 school year were Black men, according to a survey. Four Black male educators pay tribute to their heroes.
February 24, 2024 at 9:59 PM
Black male educators and their inspirations
February 23, 2024 at 4:25 PM

Black farmer looks to rethink stigma of picking cotton

Fifth-generation Black farmer Julius Tillery said he is on a mission to show the world how far the community has come with regards to harvesting cotton.
February 23, 2024 at 4:25 PM
Black farmer looks to rethink stigma of picking cotton
February 23, 2024 at 4:32 AM

Black farmer fights stigma around cotton

For many in the Black community, cotton calls back to centuries of enslavement, but ABC's senior national correspondent Steve Osunsami speaks to one Black farmer who’s trying to change that stigma.
February 23, 2024 at 4:32 AM
Black farmer fights stigma around cotton
February 22, 2024 at 10:10 PM

'Disgusting': MLK monument vandalized in Denver park during Black History Month

A monument honoring the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. created by the nation's first Black astronaut-turned-sculpture was vandalized in a Denver park.
February 22, 2024 at 10:10 PM
'Disgusting': MLK monument vandalized in Denver park during Black History Month
February 22, 2024 at 9:13 PM

Judge rules in favor of school in Texas hair suspension case

ABC News’ Morgan Norwood has the latest on a judge’s ruling in a case involving a Texas student’s hairstyle and why some say that the policy is discrimination.
February 22, 2024 at 9:13 PM
Judge rules in favor of school in Texas hair suspension case
February 22, 2024 at 6:26 PM

National divide on teaching race, LGBTQ issues in classrooms captured in new survey

In a new survey, the Pew Research Center asked public K-12 teachers, teens, and the American public about teaching the topics of race and LGBTQ identities.
February 22, 2024 at 6:26 PM
New survey captures national divide on teaching race, LGBTQ issues in classrooms
February 22, 2024 at 4:05 PM

Trial underway over Texas school’s punishment for Black student’s hair

A trial is expected to be held Thursday in Texas to determine if a Black high school student should still be punished by his district for refusing to change his hairstyle.
February 22, 2024 at 4:05 PM
Trial underway over Texas school’s punishment for Black student’s hair
February 22, 2024 at 1:39 PM

Supreme Court allows what critics call 'racial balancing' at elite public school

The Supreme Court will allow one of the nation's top public schools to move forward with a new admissions policy that critics say has "racial balancing" at its core.
February 22, 2024 at 1:39 PM
Supreme Court allows what critics call 'racial balancing' at elite public school
February 21, 2024 at 5:40 PM

Museum exhibit highlights the untold story of New York City's 19th century Black working-class families

The Tenement Museum in New York City has taken immense research to recreate the home of a working-class 19th-century Black couple in a new interactive exhibit.
February 21, 2024 at 5:40 PM
Museum highlights untold story of 19th century Black working-class families
February 20, 2024 at 5:37 PM

Celebrating Black History month: Money moves

According to a new report, Black investors are the fastest-growing demographic of stock buyers.
February 20, 2024 at 5:37 PM
Celebrating Black History month: Money moves
February 19, 2024 at 9:29 PM

Celebrating Black History Month; All things hair

In celebration of Black History Month, hairstylist-to-the-stars Kendall Dorsey shares tips to style curls and play up texture.
February 19, 2024 at 9:29 PM
Celebrating Black History Month; All things hair
February 17, 2024 at 9:05 PM

A Black author takes a new look at Georgia's white founder and his failed attempt to ban slavery

He says Georgia's founder deserves credit for inspiring abolitionist movement.
February 17, 2024 at 9:05 PM
Black author looks at Georgia's white founder and his attempt to ban slavery
February 13, 2024 at 7:45 PM

Destroyed Jackie Robinson statue: Man charged in theft, other suspects still sought

A suspect has been arrested and charged in connection with the theft and destruction of a statue of baseball legend Jackie Robinson that was stolen from a Kansas park.
February 13, 2024 at 7:45 PM
Suspect charged in connection with theft, destruction of Jackie Robinson statue
February 10, 2024 at 7:18 PM

Republican lawmakers are backing dozens of bills targeting diversity efforts on campus and elsewhere

Some lawmakers count on the issue resonating with voters in this election year.
February 10, 2024 at 7:18 PM
GOP lawmakers backing dozens of bills targeting diversity
February 10, 2024 at 4:44 PM

Wealth disparities by race grew during the pandemic, despite income gains, report shows

Existing trends of wealth inequality became entrenched, new data show.
February 10, 2024 at 4:44 PM
February 9, 2024 at 4:14 PM

Ed Dwight was to be the first Black astronaut. At 90, he's finally getting his due

It wasn’t until 1983 that the first African American, Guion Bluford, reached space
February 9, 2024 at 4:14 PM
Ed Dwight was to be the first Black astronaut. At 90, he's finally getting his due
February 8, 2024 at 5:27 PM

Target pulls sticker set after mislabeling Civil Rights leaders

Target pulled a sticker set from its shelves after a TikTok by a history teacher pointed out the misidentification of Civil Rights leaders.
February 8, 2024 at 5:27 PM
Target pulls sticker set after mislabeling Civil Rights leaders
February 5, 2024 at 3:43 PM

Black women suffer disproportionately from 'superwoman schema'

The mental health syndrome appears as projected strength and suppressed emotion.
February 5, 2024 at 3:43 PM
Black women suffer disproportionately from 'superwoman schema'
February 3, 2024 at 6:23 PM

The Black unemployment rate is consistently twice that of white workers. Here's why

"Discrimination still exists," one economist told ABC News.
February 3, 2024 at 6:23 PM
Why the Black unemployment rate is consistently twice that of white workers
February 2, 2024 at 4:22 AM

Tik Talk: Taylor Cassidy gives us Black History like you’ve never seen before

ABC News' Linsey Davis kicks off Black History Month with TikTok sensation Taylor Cassidy who educates her 2 million followers on all things Black culture including history, music, and entertainment.
February 2, 2024 at 4:22 AM
Tik Talk: Taylor Cassidy gives us Black History like you’ve never seen before
February 1, 2024 at 2:21 AM

MLK Jr. and Malcolm X go 'toward the same end goal' in Nat Geo 'Genius: MLK/X' series

ABC News’ Linsey Davis spoke with Aaron Pierre and Kelvin Harrison Jr. on their roles portraying civil rights pioneers Malcolm X and Martin Luther King Jr. and how their missions impacted a movement.
February 1, 2024 at 2:21 AM
MLK Jr. and Malcolm X go 'toward the same end goal' in Nat Geo 'Genius: MLK/X' series
January 31, 2024 at 11:07 AM

Stolen Jackie Robinson statue found burned, dismantled in trash can: Police

A statue of baseball legend Jackie Robinson stolen from a Kansas park was found dismantled and burned in a trash can fire Tuesday morning.
January 31, 2024 at 11:07 AM
Stolen Jackie Robinson statue found burned, dismantled in trash can: Police
January 30, 2024 at 6:31 PM

Jackie Robinson statue stolen from Kansas park; authorities offering up to $7,500 reward for tips

Authorities are offering up to $7,500 in rewards for tips after a statue of baseball legend Jackie Robinson was stolen from a park in Wichita, Kansas.
January 30, 2024 at 6:31 PM
Jackie Robinson statue cut off at ankles, stolen from park
1 month ago

Fiancé speaks out after bride charged more for skin tone matching alterations

“To represent all brides… stop making beige nude the standard,” said bride-to-be Tessa Tookes.
1 month ago
Fiancé speaks out after bride charged more for skin tone matching alterations
1 month ago

Texas judge sets trial date over school's suspension of student for dreadlocks

The family of the teen says that the school district is violating the state's CROWN Act.
1 month ago
Trial date set over Texas school's suspension of student with locs
1 month ago

Doctor shines spotlight on inequalities in US medical system on Black patients

Dr. Uché Blackstock spoke with ABC News Live's Linsey Davis about her new book and her advocacy to improve health care for Black patients.
1 month ago
Doctor shines spotlight on inequalities in US medical system on Black patients
1 month ago

Florida Board of Governors prohibits state funding toward DEI initiatives

The decision follows the Florida Board of Education passing regulation to limit the use of DEI in the public college system.
1 month ago
Florida Board of Governors passes measure to expand DEI restrictions
1 month ago

Dr. Uché Blackstock says we need 'to invest in black communities' within healthcare

ABC News’ Linsey Davis spoke with Dr. Uché Blackstock about her book, “Legacy,” on the racial inequities in healthcare that impact Black people and what can be done to fix the system.
1 month ago
Dr. Uché Blackstock says we need 'to invest in black communities' within healthcare
1 month ago

'Solemn feeling': Officials to expand search after lost Black cemetery identified at Air Force base in Florida

Officials found 121 likely graves belonging to the lost Port Tampa Cemetery inside the MacDill Air Force Base in Tampa, Florida.
1 month ago
'Solemn feeling': Search expands after Black cemetery found at Air Force base
1 month ago

Ava DuVernay on achieving first as a black woman ‘this late in the game’

ABC News’ Linsey Davis speaks to award-winning writer and director Ava DuVernay about her new film “Origin” and the unconventional route she pioneered in getting it made.
1 month ago
Ava DuVernay on achieving first as a black woman ‘this late in the game’
1 month ago

Amid HBCU funding concerns, UNCF will use $100 million gift to support endowments

Lilly Endowment Inc. is awarding $100 million to the United Negro College Fund, which UNCF intends to help increase endowments for HBCUs
1 month ago
Amid HBCU funding concerns, UNCF will use $100 million gift to support endowments
1 month ago

Fla. man allegedly posted on social media that he planned racially motivated mass violence: DOJ

Alexander Lightner, of Venice, Florida, is accused of posting "several concerning" things on social media, court documents state
1 month ago
Fla. man allegedly posted that he planned racially motivated mass violence: DOJ
2 months ago

FBI investigating South Carolina couple accused of harassing Black neighbors

The FBI said it is investigating allegations of racial discrimination.
2 months ago
FBI investigating South Carolina couple accused of harassing Black neighbors
2 months ago

Latin Grammy winner Carin León on the far reaches of Música Mexicana

ABC News’ Phil Lipof spoke with Latin-Grammy winning artist Carin León, unpacking a chart-topping 2023 and completing a sold-out U.S. tour that proved the reach of his music is beyond “regional.”
2 months ago
Latin Grammy winner Carin León on the far reaches of Música Mexicana
3 months ago

Woman arrested after allegedly pouring gasoline on MLK Jr.'s birth home

A woman was arrested Thursday night in Atlanta, Georgia, on an arson-related charge after police say she poured gasoline on the birth home of Martin Luther King Jr.
3 months ago
Woman arrested after allegedly pouring gasoline on MLK Jr.'s birth home
3 months ago

AP African American Studies course finalized for next school year

The Advanced Placement African American Studies course that sparked controversy among some conservative lawmakers has been revised and released by the College Board.
3 months ago
AP African American Studies course finalized for next school year
3 months ago

Suspect arrested in shooting of 3 students of Palestinian descent in Vermont, police say

Jason J. Eaton was detained Sunday afternoon near the site of the shooting, the Burlington Police Department said in a statement early Monday.
3 months ago
Suspect arrested in shooting of 3 students of Palestinian descent in Vermont: Police
3 months ago

Former Obama administration advisor facing hate crime charges

Stuart Seldowitz was arrested overnight after a confrontation with a New York food cart vendor, whose partner took video as Seldowitz confronted him about his Egyptian origin.
3 months ago
Former Obama administration advisor facing hate crime charges
3 months ago

Michael Harriot on the retelling of Black American history

ABC News’ Linsey Davis spoke with acclaimed columnist and political commentator Michael Harriot about his new book, “Black Af History: The Un-Whitewashed Story of America.”
3 months ago
Michael Harriot on the retelling of Black American history
3 months ago

Black entrepreneurs awarded $25K grants to grow their businesses

Daymond John hosts Black Entrepreneurs Day to celebrate innovation in the Black community.
3 months ago
Black entrepreneurs awarded $25K grants to grow their businesses
3 months ago

Palm Springs razed a minority neighborhood in the 1960s. Survivors and descendants are fighting for reparations.

In the 1960s, as many as 1,000 people -- mostly working-class Black and Brown residents -- lost their homes in a part of town called Section 14.
3 months ago
Descendants fight for reparations after Palm Springs razed neighborhood in '60s
4 months ago

Muslim Stanford student victim of a possible hate crime

Authorities open a hate crime investigation after a student was injured in a hit-and-run on the Stanford University campus
4 months ago
Muslim Stanford student victim of a possible hate crime
4 months ago

Arab Muslim student at Stanford hurt in hit-and-run, university police say

An Arab Muslim student at Stanford University was injured in a hit-and-run on campus, and the incident is being investigated as a potential hate crime, university police said.
4 months ago
Arab Muslim student at Stanford hurt in hit-and-run, university police say
4 months ago

Teen elected school's first Black homecoming queen in school's 155-year history

17-year-old senior Amber Wilsondebriano says its important for younger children to see themselves represented in homecoming court.
4 months ago
Teen elected school's first Black homecoming queen in school's 155-year history
4 months ago

South Carolina teen elected first Black homecoming queen in school's history

“It's so important that they see that representation," Wilsondebriano said.
4 months ago
South Carolina teen elected first Black homecoming queen in school's history
4 months ago

FDA considers ban on some Black women's hair products that have caused years of harm

As the FDA considers a proposed rule banning hair-straightening products with formaldehyde, experts say Black women's hair products have been causing harm for years.
4 months ago
FDA’s possible ban on some Black women's hair products comes after years of harm
4 months ago

Exhibit of Black dolls offers lesson in legacy of slavery, racism

One part of the exhibit features dolls made by Harriet Jacobs, author of the renowned slavery narrative, “Life of a Slave Girl."
4 months ago
Exhibit of Black dolls offers lesson in legacy of slavery, racism
4 months ago

Latinos create opportunities for their community in cultural institutions

Latinos are taking up space in cultural institutions that have long ignored the growing demographic that comprises nearly 20% of the U.S. population.
4 months ago
Latinos create opportunities for their community in cultural institutions
4 months ago

Woman recognized for her work supporting Latinas

Claudia Arroya, the executive director of Prospera, gets a big surprise from the Latino Community Foundation.
4 months ago
Woman recognized for her work supporting Latinas