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March 3, 2021, 5:29 AM

6 Dr. Seuss books pulled from publishing

The titles, including “If I Ran a Zoo,” are being stopped due to concerns that the books contain racist and insensitive images.
March 3, 2021, 5:29 AM
6 Dr. Seuss books pulled from publishing
March 1, 2021, 5:49 PM

How the 1st US city to fund reparations for Black residents is making amends

Monetary reparations in Evanston, Ilinois, will be distributed this year in increments of up to $25,000 per eligible resident to use for housing.
March 1, 2021, 5:49 PM
How the 1st US city to fund reparations for Black residents is making amends
February 28, 2021, 7:32 PM

Indiana official apologizes for blackface Halloween costume

Photos of him in blackface at a past Halloween party recently surfaced.
February 28, 2021, 7:32 PM
February 28, 2021, 5:15 PM

‘Soul of a Nation’ explores the issue of diversity in the entertainment industry

The groundbreaking ABC News series takes a serious look at Black life experiences in America.
February 28, 2021, 5:15 PM
‘Soul of a Nation’ explores the issue of diversity in the entertainment industry
February 27, 2021, 5:29 PM

Reports of violence against Asian Americans increase across the country

According to the advocacy group Stop AAPI Hate, since the start of the pandemic there have been more than 2,800 reported incidents against Asian Americans.
February 27, 2021, 5:29 PM
Reports of violence against Asian Americans increase across the country
February 22, 2021, 1:14 AM

New information released regarding the death of Malcolm X

Malcolm X’s daughters react to new allegations from a letter written by the family of a former NYPD officer.
February 22, 2021, 1:14 AM
New information released regarding the death of Malcolm X
February 21, 2021, 10:22 PM

New claims surrounding Malcolm X assassination surface in letter written on former NYPD officer’s death bed

New revelations on circumstances surrounding the death of Malcolm X have surfaced in a letter written by a former NYPD officer on his death bed.
February 21, 2021, 10:22 PM
On death bed, former NYPD officer makes new claims on Malcolm X assassination
February 20, 2021, 11:18 AM

A conversation with Black women: Finding joy: Part 5

ABC News correspondent Deborah Roberts leads a candid conversation with Yvette Simpson, Dr. Leah Wright-Rigueur and radio personality Angela Yee about turning pain into Black joy.
February 20, 2021, 11:18 AM
A conversation with Black women: Finding joy: Part 5
February 20, 2021, 11:18 AM

A conversation with Black women: Racial trauma: Part 4

ABC News correspondent Deborah Roberts leads a candid conversation with Yvette Simpson, Dr. Leah Wright-Rigueur and Angela Yee about the effect of racial trauma in minority communities.
February 20, 2021, 11:18 AM
A conversation with Black women: Racial trauma: Part 4
February 20, 2021, 11:17 AM

A conversation with Black women: Economic disparities: Part 3

ABC News correspondent Deborah Roberts leads a candid conversation with Yvette Simpson, Dr. Leah Wright-Rigueur and Angela Yee about the impact of economic disparities in minority communities.
February 20, 2021, 11:17 AM
A conversation with Black women: Economic disparities: Part 3
February 20, 2021, 11:17 AM

A conversation with Black women: Self-care: Part 2

ABC News correspondent Deborah Roberts leads a candid conversation with Yvette Simpson, Dr. Leah Wright-Rigueur and Angela Yee about the importance of self-care.
February 20, 2021, 11:17 AM
A conversation with Black women: Self-care: Part 2
February 20, 2021, 11:17 AM

A conversation with Black women: Representation in politics: Part 1

ABC News' Deborah Roberts leads a conversation with Yvette Simpson, Dr. Leah Wright-Rigueur and Angela Yee about the importance of Black female representation in politics.
February 20, 2021, 11:17 AM
A conversation with Black women: Representation in politics: Part 1
February 20, 2021, 11:13 AM

A Conversation With Black Women

This hour-long special features candid discussions between Black women on how the past year has affected them. Hosted by ABC News correspondent Deborah Roberts.
February 20, 2021, 11:13 AM
A Conversation With Black Women
February 18, 2021, 10:13 PM

‘We’re being scapegoated’: Asians and Asian Americans speak out against spate of violence

The violence follows growing anti-Asian sentiment related to the pandemic.
February 18, 2021, 10:13 PM
‘We’re being scapegoated’: Asian Americans speak out against spate of violence
February 15, 2021, 5:03 AM

Violent attacks against Asian-Americans on rise in US

More than 2,800 attacks have been reported since the start of the pandemic, according to an advocacy group.
February 15, 2021, 5:03 AM
Violent attacks against Asian-Americans on rise in US
February 14, 2021, 6:39 PM

Rutgers University Black History Month events targeted by 'racist and bigoted Zoom-bombings': Chancellor

Rutgers University officials and police are investigating a string of 'Zoom-bombings' targeting Black History Month events at the school.
February 14, 2021, 6:39 PM
University's Black History Month events targeted by racist 'Zoom-bombings': Officials
February 13, 2021, 12:37 PM

A Conversation Between Black Men: Black joy: Part 5

"GMA3" co-anchor T.J. Holmes discusses the nuance of Black identity with Mike Muse, LZ Granderson and Paul Welch and what gives Black men hope even in tumultuous times.
February 13, 2021, 12:37 PM
A Conversation Between Black Men: Black joy: Part 5
February 13, 2021, 12:37 PM

A Conversation Between Black Men: Racial reckoning: Part 4

"GMA3" co-anchor T.J. Holmes examines who is having a racial reckoning in America after the death of George Floyd, while also acknowledging a decline in white allyship amid the pandemic.
February 13, 2021, 12:37 PM
A Conversation Between Black Men: Racial reckoning: Part 4
February 13, 2021, 12:37 PM

A Conversation Between Black Men: Black men and mental health: Part 3

"GMA3" co-anchor T.J. Holmes leads a discussion with Mike Muse, LZ Granderson and Paul Welch on the stigmatization of mental health in Black communities and the pressure to be Black and excellent.
February 13, 2021, 12:37 PM
A Conversation Between Black Men: Black men and mental health: Part 3
February 13, 2021, 12:37 PM

A Conversation Between Black Men: Does policy lead to change?: Part 2

"GMA3" co-anchor T.J. Holmes discusses the historical implications of government policies with Mike Muse, LZ Granderson and Paul Welch and how they affect Black people in America.
February 13, 2021, 12:37 PM
A Conversation Between Black Men: Does policy lead to change?: Part 2
February 13, 2021, 12:37 PM

A Conversation Between Black Men: The normalization of Black trauma: Part 1

"GMA3" co-anchor T.J. Holmes talks with Mike Muse, LZ Granderson and Paul Welch on normalization of Black trauma and how Black men change their behavior to make white people feel comfortable.
February 13, 2021, 12:37 PM
A Conversation Between Black Men: The normalization of Black trauma: Part 1
February 10, 2021, 4:57 PM

Florida teen body-slammed by school resource officer 'traumatized,' family says

Her family's lawyer said the teen was knocked unconscious.
February 10, 2021, 4:57 PM
Florida teen body-slammed by school resource officer 'traumatized,' family says
February 8, 2021, 2:38 AM

Utah parents drop Black history curriculum opt out request

Some parents tried to opt out their children from Black History Month curriculum
February 8, 2021, 2:38 AM
1 month ago

Trio of former UConn greats leading social justice charge

Renee Montgomery, Tiffany Hayes, Maya Moore stepped away from basketball.
1 month ago
1 month ago

Deputy on administrative leave after body-slamming student

The sheriff’s office says the officer was trying to stop the teen from fighting another student.
1 month ago
Deputy on administrative leave after body-slamming student
1 month ago

Some Black Southern Baptists feel shut out by white leaders

Some are pondering whether their congregations should break away.
1 month ago
2 months ago

Viral video shows white woman falsely accusing Black teen of stealing her phone

Keyon Harrold Jr., his father, Keyon Harrold, his mother, Kat Rodriguez, and his lawyer, Ben Crump, talk to "GMA" after a video of his confrontation with the woman went viral.
2 months ago
Viral video shows white woman falsely accusing Black teen of stealing her phone
2 months ago

Jazz musician says woman falsely accused Black teen son of theft

Jazz trumpeter Keyon Harrold is calling for charges to be brought against a woman he claims assaulted his son at a New York City hotel after she falsely accused the teen of stealing her phone.
2 months ago
Jazz musician says woman falsely accused Black teen son of theft
2 months ago

2020 saw an unprecedented pandemic and global outcry for racial equality

“Nightline” tracked the pandemic through the eyes of front line workers, those struggling to make ends meet and more. Thousands took to the streets to demand equality for people of color.
2 months ago
2020 saw an unprecedented pandemic and global outcry for racial equality
2 months ago

Black father wrongfully detained by police calls treatment 'dehumanizing'

Black father speaks out on 'dehumanizing' wrongful detainment by police at Virginia mall food court
2 months ago
Black father wrongfully detained by police calls treatment 'dehumanizing'
2 months ago

COVID-19 vaccines recall decades of deception and pain for Black Americans

In 1932, 623 Black men were unknowingly recruited for a syphilis study but were kept from a cure. Many Black Americans are still skeptical of the health care system, including COVID-19 vaccines.
2 months ago
COVID-19 vaccines recall decades of deception and pain for Black Americans
2 months ago

Beyond the no-knock: Push in states to reform police tactics

Some activists are taking aim at police tactics that can lead to deadly middle-of-the-night raids they say are carried out overwhelmingly in communities of color
2 months ago
Beyond the no-knock: Push in states to reform police tactics
2 months ago

Autopsy: Black man killed by Texas officer was shot in back

An independent autopsy says a Black man who was fatally shot by a Texas police officer last week died from a single gunshot wound to the back
2 months ago
Autopsy: Black man killed by Texas officer was shot in back
3 months ago

Cleveland Indians to change name after next season.

After more than a century, the baseball team is dropping the moniker. A new name has not been chosen.
3 months ago
Cleveland Indians to change name after next season.
3 months ago

More US churches commit to racism-linked reparations

There's been a surge of interest in the past year among U.S. religious groups.
3 months ago
3 months ago

Black Santa hate mail draws backlash

North Little Rock, Arkansas, resident Chris Kennedy discusses how his community rallied around his family after he received a letter attacking his Christmas display that featured a Black Santa.
3 months ago
Black Santa hate mail draws backlash
3 months ago

Michigan professor placed on leave after racist remarks

A science professor at a Michigan university is being investigated and has been placed on a administrative leave after denying the severity of the coronavirus and using racist, anti-Semitic and homophobic slurs on Twitter
3 months ago
Michigan professor placed on leave after racist remarks
3 months ago

Black firefighters in NC allege racism amid larger reckoning

A group of Black firefighters in a North Carolina city has filed a grievance citing racism and discrimination they have endured for more than 30 years
3 months ago
Black firefighters in NC allege racism amid larger reckoning
3 months ago

New details emerge in chaotic moments after Breonna Taylor shooting

Video shows Taylor's boyfriend being placed under arrest while he was bewildered by the shooting, still shell-shocked over his girlfriend’s fatal wounds.
3 months ago
New details emerge in chaotic moments after Breonna Taylor shooting
4 months ago

Emmanuel Acho and 'Uncomfortable Conversations with a Black Man'

ABC News' Dan Harris speaks with former NFL linebacker Emmanuel Acho about his mission to take on racism in America.
4 months ago
Emmanuel Acho and 'Uncomfortable Conversations with a Black Man'
4 months ago

Turning Point: Black Lives Matter organizers say right-wing backlash was expected as movement grew

Andrew Young says civil rights protesters endured similar attacks.
4 months ago
Turning Point: BLM organizers say right-wing backlash was expected
4 months ago

'Protect Breonna, protect myself': Breonna Taylor's boyfriend recounts night she was killed

Breonna Taylor's boyfriend, Kenneth Walker, recounts the night Taylor was shot dead in her Louisville home.
4 months ago
Breonna Taylor's boyfriend recounts night she was killed by police
4 months ago

'Breonna Taylor is now attached to me for the rest of my life,' Sgt. Jon Mattingly says in exclusive interview

In an exclusive interview with ABC News and Louisville's Courier Journal, Sgt. Jonathan Mattingly spoke for the first time about the death of Breonna Taylor.
4 months ago
Officer in Breonna Taylor shooting says he would have done things differently
4 months ago

Officer shot during Breonna Taylor incident says her shooting 'not a race thing'

Jonathan Mattingly was injured in the exchange of gunfire and fired his weapons six times the night Breonna Taylor was killed.
4 months ago
Officer shot during Breonna Taylor incident says her shooting 'not a race thing'
4 months ago

Officer involved in Breonna Taylor shooting sues Taylor's boyfriend, Kenneth Walker

Sgt. Jonathan Mattingly, the officer shot and wounded during the raid on Breonna Taylor's apartment has filed a counterclaim against Kenneth Walker.
4 months ago
Officer involved in Breonna Taylor shooting sues Taylor's boyfriend, Kenneth Walker
4 months ago

US Naval Academy announces 1st Black female brigade commander

Midshipman 1st Class Sydney Barber will become the first Black female brigade commander at the U.S. Naval Academy.
4 months ago
US Naval Academy announces 1st Black female brigade commander
4 months ago

Viola Davis continues her fight for equal pay for Black actresses

Viola Davis has proven herself as one of the world's leading actresses -- and yet, she still has to fight for equal pay.
4 months ago
Viola Davis continues her fight for equal pay for Black actresses
4 months ago

How to have uncomfortable conversations about race

Former NFL player Emmanuel Acho talks about the need to address the systemic racism impacting the nation.
4 months ago
How to have uncomfortable conversations about race
4 months ago

Emmanuel Acho talks new book, 'Uncomfortable Conversations With a Black Man'

The football star, who hosts a YouTube series of the same name, continues his discussions on white privilege, systemic racism and cross-racial dialogue.
4 months ago
Emmanuel Acho talks new book, 'Uncomfortable Conversations With a Black Man'
4 months ago

Mexican Americans are still fighting for land they were promised generations ago

The Southwest was once part of Mexico. When the U.S. took over, families there were promised citizenship and protection of their land. Their descendants are still fighting to reclaim what’s theirs.
4 months ago
Mexican Americans are still fighting for land they were promised generations ago