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September 23, 2022, 5:14 PM

Panel: NY town justice bragged of pulling gun on Black man

A judicial conduct panel says a town justice in upstate New York who bragged to colleagues about pulling a loaded gun on a “large Black man” in court should be removed from office
September 23, 2022, 5:14 PM
September 23, 2022, 4:35 PM

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.
September 23, 2022, 4:35 PM
Hispanic Heritage Month: The importance of inclusivity in the workplace
September 21, 2022, 4:20 PM

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.
September 21, 2022, 4:20 PM
This is how much money Black women lose due to pay gap
September 16, 2022, 6:17 PM

'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."
September 16, 2022, 6:17 PM
'GENTEFIED' actress calls for authentic Latinx representation in Hollywood
September 16, 2022, 2:17 PM

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.
September 16, 2022, 2:17 PM
Hispanic Heritage Month is more than a party
September 15, 2022, 3:29 PM

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.
September 15, 2022, 3:29 PM
Latino actors push for representation, battle 'brownface' in Hollywood
September 11, 2022, 5:47 PM

Black preacher arrested while watering flowers sues police

He was watering the flowers of a neighbor who was out of town.
September 11, 2022, 5:47 PM
September 8, 2022, 10:48 PM

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.
September 8, 2022, 10:48 PM
Mom calls for school district accountability after monkey sounds made at athletes
September 4, 2022, 4:59 PM

New congressional maps dilute Black power, critics say

Civil rights activists and some lawmakers are concerned that new redistricting maps in three Southern states will dilute the voices of Black people
September 4, 2022, 4:59 PM
September 2, 2022, 5:59 PM

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.
September 2, 2022, 5:59 PM
Teacher reflects on teaching AP African American Studies for 1st time
September 1, 2022, 4:32 PM

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.
September 1, 2022, 4:32 PM
Panel calls for removal of KKK plaque at West Point military academy
1 month ago

Duke volleyball player: BYU response slow to racial slurs

The Duke volleyball player who was subjected to racial slurs during a game at BYU says that officials onsite didn’t react quickly enough when they were made aware of the behavior
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Biden's loan forgiveness plan to heavily impact Black borrowers

President Joe Biden's loan forgiveness plan will heavily impact Black borrowers, as well as other borrowers of color.
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Biden's loan forgiveness plan to heavily impact Black borrowers
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Duke volleyball player allegedly harassed with racial slur during match

A Duke University women's volleyball player was allegedly called a racial slur during a game against Brigham Young University in Utah on Friday, according to BYU.
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Duke volleyball player allegedly harassed with racial slur during match
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Duke player allegedly target of racial slur during BYU volleyball game

The fan who allegedly used the slur has been banned from BYU athletics.
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Duke women's volleyball player allegedly target of racial slur during game
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Woman arrested after racist rant, assault in restaurant lot

A woman has been arrested and faces a possible hate crime charge after she was captured on video in a racist rant and assault on women of South Asian descent in a suburban Dallas parking lot
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Black pastor arrested while watering flowers speaks out about newly released body camera footage, plans for discrimination lawsuit

A Black pastor in Alabama arrested while watering flowers plans to file a racial discrimination lawsuit against his local police department.
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Black pastor arrested while watering flowers speaks after body camera footage release
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Black Americans have been disproportionately impacted by student loan debt: NAACP

The NAACP's Wisdom Cole explains how Black Americans have higher student loan debt than their median annual income and owe almost twice as much as white counterparts four years after graduation.
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Black Americans have been disproportionately impacted by student loan debt: NAACP
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NAACP leader in Florida quits over 'racist marginalization'

The president of a local NAACP branch in Florida has resigned, saying that as a South Asian woman she was racially marginalized by others in the civil rights group
1 month ago
NAACP leader in Florida quits over 'racist marginalization'
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Couple's home value rose nearly $300K after it was shown by white colleague

Professors Dr. Nathan Connolly and Dr. Shani Mott filed a lawsuit alleging racial discrimination after receiving a low home valuation from an appraiser.
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Couple's home value rose nearly $300K after it was shown by white colleague
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Black couple’s home value rose nearly $300,000 after shown by white colleague

ABC News’ Linsey Davis spoke to professors Nathan Connolly and Shani Mott who filed an appraisal discrimination lawsuit, with Mott saying, “My jaw dropped. I was like, this is racism, right?”
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Black couple’s home value rose nearly $300,000 after shown by white colleague
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Nearly 90% of veterinarians are white, census data shows

Less than 2% of veterinarians in America are Black and nearly 90% are white, according to 2019 data collected by the U.S. Census Bureau. ABC News' Morgan Norwood reports.
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Nearly 90% of veterinarians are white, census data shows
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Minneapolis teacher contract race language ignites firestorm

When Minneapolis teachers settled a 14-day strike earlier this year, they celebrated a groundbreaking provision in their new contract that was meant to shield teachers of color from traditional seniority-based layoffs
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Statue honors once-enslaved woman who won freedom in court

A bronze statue of an enslaved woman from Massachusetts who went to court to win her freedom in 1781 is being unveiled in the Berkshires this weekend
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Napa Valley restaurant apologizes to South African musician Jonathan Butler after he said he was racially profiled

Goose & Gander released a public apology following a conversation with Jonathan Butler, who said he felt an incident involving tipping was racially motivated.
1 month ago
Napa Valley restaurant apologizes to musician who said he was racially profiled
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Mississippi cops sued over alleged civil rights violations against Black residents

A civil rights group is suing the police department in Lexington, Mississippi, over claims that officers harassed Black residents.
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Cops sued for allegedly harassing town's Black residents
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Concerns over segregation display led to post office closure

The U.S. Postal Service has closed a small Virginia post office over concerns about its location inside a historic train depot that also serves as a museum about racial segregation
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Concerns over segregation display led to post office closure
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Rochester fire captain accused of forcing firefighters to attend racist party retires

The captain of the Rochester Fire Department who was accused of taking firefighters to a party filled with racist tropes has retired.
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Fire captain retires following accusation he made firefighters attend racist party
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Troubling questions unresolved in latest end to Till case

The white woman whose accusations prompted the lynching of Emmett Till in 1955 talks in a memoir about getting preferential treatment from Mississippi authorities soon after the killing
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More Black NFL retirees win dementia cases in rescored tests

Hundreds of Black NFL retirees denied payouts in the $1 billion concussion settlement now qualify for awards after their tests were rescored to eliminate racial bias
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Judge sends Wisconsin man to institution in hate crime crash

A Wisconsin judge has committed a man accused of targeting a motorcyclist in a fatal crash because of the victim’s race to life in a mental institution
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Jury convicts Wisconsin man in fatal hate crime crash
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Emmett Till's family, advocates express frustration over grand jury's decision

After maintaining there wasn't enough evidence to indict Carolyn Byrant Donham in the murder of Emmett Till, a prosecutor seemingly proved it by secretly taking the case again to a grand jury.
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Emmett Till's family, advocates express frustration over grand jury's decision
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Award-winning chef book explores the cuisine of the Black, Jewish diaspora

ABC News' Kayna Whitworth spoke with Michael Twitty on his book, "KosherSoul" sharing how his gay Black-Jewish identity influences his culinary style, saying "I'm not just one, I'm all the above."
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Award-winning chef book explores the cuisine of the Black, Jewish diaspora
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California Reparations Task Force report examines harm against Black Americans

The nearly 500-page report outlines systemic racism in all levels of government.
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California Reparations Task Force report examines harm against Black Americans
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Sesame Place to implement diversity initiatives after racial bias incident

Sesame Place will implement a slate of new diversity initiatives following allegations of racial bias.
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Sesame Place to address racial bias allegations with new diversity efforts
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Grand jury declines to indict woman in Emmett Till killing

A grand jury declined to indict the white woman who accused Till.
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Alabama town disbands police department over racist text

A racist text message sent by a police officer has prompted officials in a small Alabama town to disband their police department and fire the police chief and assistant chief
2 months ago
Alabama town disbands police department over racist text
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Advocating for Black women in politics

Glynda Carr, president, CEO and co-founder of Higher Heights for America, analyzes and advocates for the record number of Black women running for office in historic midterm elections.
2 months ago
Advocating for Black women in politics
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Airbnb removes Mississippi 'slave cabin' from listings

Airbnb apologized after a TikTok video went viral criticizing the listing.
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White soldier charged with assault for shoving, berating Black man in viral video

Jonathan Pentland is a soldier at Fort Jackson in South Carolina.
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White soldier charged with assault for shoving, berating Black man in viral video
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College campuses see growing reparations movement

At a number of universities across the country students have been pushing for different reparations programs, ranging from divestment to erecting memorials.
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Students at universities studying slavery push for reparations
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DOJ: Buffett company discriminated against Black homebuyers

The company allegedly avoided writing mortgages in some minority-majority areas.
2 months ago
DOJ: Buffett company discriminated against Black homebuyers
2 months ago

Why extreme heat endangers more Black, Hispanic and Indigenous people

Extreme heat is more likely to devastate Black, Hispanic and Indigenous communities.
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Why heat is more dangerous for people of color
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California beachfront taken from Black couple given to heirs

Los Angeles County officials have presented the deed to prime California oceanfront property to the heirs of a Black couple who built a beach resort for African Americans but were stripped of the land nearly a century ago
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California beachfront taken from Black couple given to heirs
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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.
3 months ago
Advocates call on Biden to act on reparations study by Juneteenth
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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
3 months ago
Walmart expands health services to address racial inequality
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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
3 months ago
Tampa high school will retire its Native American mascot
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Feds taking first steps toward revising race, ethnic terms

Some racial and ethnic classifications haven't been changed in a quarter century
3 months ago
Feds taking first steps toward revising race, ethnic terms
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New York fund apologizes for role in Tuskegee syphilis study

Researchers purposely let hundreds of Black men die of the disease to study it.
3 months ago
New York fund apologizes for role in Tuskegee syphilis study
4 months ago

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.
4 months ago
California reparations report lays out path to remedy systemic racism