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June 22, 2024 at 2:57 AM

One man’s mission to promote next gen of South Asian artists

ABC News’ Phil Lipof speaks with artist Jay Sean as he paves the way for South Asian artists across the music industry with his new music label, 3AM Entertainment.
June 22, 2024 at 2:57 AM
VIDEO: One man’s mission to promote next gen of South Asian artists
June 22, 2024 at 1:06 AM

Doc highlights breakdancing community that revolutionized dance

Co-directors Jamaal Parham and Bashan Aquart discuss the New York roots of breakdancing and its subsequent rise to Olympic sport in their new Hulu film, “Breakin’ on the One.”
June 22, 2024 at 1:06 AM
VIDEO: Doc highlights breakdancing community that revolutionized dance
June 21, 2024 at 4:54 PM

Hall of Famer Reggie Jackson speaks out on racism he experienced playing in Alabama

Being back at Rickwood Field brought back painful memories for MLB Hall of Famer Reggie Jackson, who detailed the racism he experienced there.
June 21, 2024 at 4:54 PM
Baseball legend Reggie Jackson attends the 18th Annual Harold and Carole Pump Foundation Gala at The Beverly Hilton Hotel on Aug. 10, 2018 in Beverly Hills, Calif.
June 19, 2024 at 7:33 PM

Detroit's new poet laureate talks poetry in Black community

An internationally renowned poet, Jesscia Care Moore founded several publishing houses celebrating Black culture before becoming Detroit's third poet laureate.
June 19, 2024 at 7:33 PM
VIDEO: Detroit's new poet laureate talks poetry in Black community
June 19, 2024 at 5:56 PM

1st Black Barbie creator Kitty Black Perkins talks new documentary

Perkins shares her hire story at her first job, Mattel, and how her love for fashion influenced the documentary.
June 19, 2024 at 5:56 PM
VIDEO: 1st Black Barbie creator Kitty Black Perkins talks new documentary
June 17, 2024 at 7:53 PM

This city has just created a task force to study reparations

Chicago, Illinois considers reparations with the creation of a new task force.
June 17, 2024 at 7:53 PM
Mayor Brandon Johnson speak onstage during the 2024 James Beard Restaurant and Chef Awards at Lyric Opera Of Chicago on June 10, 2024 in Chicago.
June 17, 2024 at 12:06 AM

Byron Pitts speaks with Black male voters in battleground states

ABC News’ Byron Pitts interviews Black men in three battleground states about the issues impacting their vote in November on “This Week.”
June 17, 2024 at 12:06 AM
VIDEO: Byron Pitts speaks with Black male voters in battleground states
June 5, 2024 at 2:56 AM

Sen. Butler: 'It is imperative' for Black women to be represented within government

ABC News' Linsey Davis spoke with Sen. Laphonza Butler about being the only Black woman in the Senate, the current state of democracy and why she chose not to run in this upcoming election.
June 5, 2024 at 2:56 AM
VIDEO: Sen. Butler: 'It is imperative' for Black women to be represented within government
May 31, 2024 at 10:57 PM

Granddaughter of Negro League baseball great 'stunned' by stats merger with MLB

Major League Baseball has merged Negro Leagues statistics into its record books. The granddaughter of one of the Negro Leagues' greats calls it "a dream come true."
May 31, 2024 at 10:57 PM
VIDEO: MLB adding players from the Negro Leagues to its official record books
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SCOTUS says South Carolina election map doesn't impermissibly exclude Black voters

The Supreme Court on Thursday upheld a Republican-drawn South Carolina congressional district, saying it was not the result of racial gerrymandering.
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The U.S. Supreme Court Building is seen, April 23, 2024, in Washington.
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Former student shares memories of school integration fight 70 years ago

A look at the 70th anniversary of Brown v. Board of Education, through the eyes of the students then who fought against segregation.
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VIDEO: A look at the 70th anniversary of Brown v. Board of Education
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A look at the 70th anniversary of Brown v. Board of Education

May 17 marked the 70th anniversary of the decision to end racial segregation in public schools, but it took years to implement and ABC News Senior National Correspondent Steve Osunsami explains.
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VIDEO: A look at the 70th anniversary of Brown v. Board of Education
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Blue Origin launches historic flight to space

Blue Origin launched New Shepard NS-25, its seventh human flight, to space Sunday carrying 90-year-old Ed Dwight, the United States' first Black astronaut candidate.
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This screen grab taken from a Blue Origin broadcast shows Ed Dwight celebrating as he exits the Mission NS-25 crew capsule, upon landing near the Blue Origin base near Van Horn, Texas, on May 19, 2024.
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10 Million Names helps Linsey Davis with her family tree

Linsey Davis travels to Georgia to learn more about her family tree.
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Linsey Davis travels to Georgia to find out more about her family history.
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Biden announces grants to further desegregate schools on Brown vs. Board anniversary

The $20 million in new grants will go to creating magnet programs across the country to attract students across many backgrounds, the White House says.
1 month ago
President Joe Biden speaks at the National Museum of African American History and Culture, MAy 17, 2024, in Washington.
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Members of 'Little Rock Nine' reflect on 70 years since Brown v. Board of Education

The "Little Rock Nine" were the first African American students to attend Little Rock Central High School following Brown v. Board.
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Nine Black students attending Central High School are shown leaving the school under protection of Federalized Arkansas National Guardsmen, Oct. 9, 1957, in Little Rock, Ark.
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7 decades since Brown v. Board of Education, how diverse are US schools?

It has been 70 years since Brown v. Board of Education, but an ABC data analysis shows that racial demographics still vary significantly in the U.S. education system.
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Nettie Hunt and her daughter Nickie sit on the steps of the Supreme Court. Nettie explains to her daughter the meaning of the high court's ruling in the Brown Vs. Board of Education case that segregation in public schools is unconstitutional, 1954.
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88rising: Inside the movement celebrating Asian artists

Less than a decade after its founding, 88rising has inspired Asian artists across the world to create unapologetically. ABC's Reena Roy speaks to founder Sean Miyashiro about the label's growth.
1 month ago
VIDEO: 88rising: Inside the movement celebrating Asian artists
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Amplified: Asian American Native Hawaiian Pacific Islander Voices

Celebrating Filipino savory dishes, George Takei's work to preserve the country's dark internment camp history for future generations, and a look into the nation's first Asian-American music label.
1 month ago
VIDEO: Amplified: Asian American Native Hawaiian Pacific Islander Voices
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Linsey Davis uncovers family story of enslavement to empowerment

ABC News’ Linsey Davis goes on a journey, uncovering her family’s history, as part of a partnership with 10 Million Names, and how it connects with the long fight for voting rights in America.
1 month ago
VIDEO: Linsey Davis uncovers family story of enslavement to empowerment
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Senate considers making Black Wall Street a national monument

More than 100 years since the nation’s deadliest race massacre, the Senate is considering a bipartisan bill to grant national monument status to Greenwood, Oklahoma.
1 month ago
A group of people looking at smoke in the distance coming from damaged properties following the Tulsa Race Massacre, Tulsa, Oklahoma, June 1921.
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Resistance to Brown desegregation decision 'purged' Black male educators: Experts

A direct response to the milestone decision ripped Black teachers from the profession, according to education experts who spoke with ABC News.
1 month ago
Eric "Champion" Hale is a Master TEA rated 2nd Grade Educator at David G. Burnet Elementary School in Dallas (2023-2024 Academic School Year).
1 month ago

Country Music Hall of Fame highlights Black artists in new box set

Cleve Francis Jr., the second Black country artist signed to a music label, joined ABC News' Kyra Phillips to talk "From Where I Stand: The Black Experience in Country Music."
1 month ago
VIDEO: Country Music Hall of Fame highlights Black artists in new box set
1 month ago

Civil rights leaders eulogize Ohio man who died last month while in police custody

Body camera footage shows he was handcuffed and left face down on the floor.
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Rev. Al Sharpton and civil rights attorney Ben Crump spoke at the funeral of Frank Tyson, an Ohio man who died of while in police custody in April.
2 months ago

Twin sisters buy former plantation to preserve and protect Black history

More than two centuries after the 1811 revolt, Jo and Joy Banner became the first Black owners of the Woodland Plantation, the birthplace of the uprising.
2 months ago
VIDEO: Twin sisters buy former plantation to preserve and protect Black history
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Luis Miranda discusses the power of the Latino vote

Author Luis A. Miranda discusses his new memoir “Relentless,” where he shares the poignant narrative of his life and career.
2 months ago
VIDEO: Luis Miranda discusses the power of the Latino vote
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Alabama town's first Black mayor claims he's been locked out by white predecessor

Patrick Braxton alleges in a federal civil rights lawsuit that his predecessor locked him out of Newbern's town hall shortly after he took office three years ago.
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Mayor Patrick Braxton is shown in Newbern, Alabama.
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Black twins buy Woodland Plantation, site of largest U.S. uprising of enslaved people

Twin sisters bought back a former slave plantation to preserve and protect the history of their enslaved ancestors.
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VIDEO: 2 sisters take back land their ancestors once lived on
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Black women suffer disproportionately from 'superwoman schema'

The mental health syndrome appears as projected strength and suppressed emotion.
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Glenda Boone (left) and Lauren Boone (right) are a mother and daughter who say mental health therapy saved their relationship.
2 months ago

Last remaining Tulsa Race Massacre survivors argue for appeal in lawsuit dismissal

Lessie Benningfield Randle and Viola Ford Fletcher went to the Oklahoma Supreme Court on Tuesday to appeal the dismissal of their lawsuit against the City of Tulsa.
2 months ago
Survivors Lessie Benningfield Randle, Viola Fletcher, and Hughes Van Ellis sing together at the conclusion of a rally during commemorations of the 100th anniversary of the Tulsa Race Massacre on June 1, 2021, in Tulsa, Oklahoma.
2 months ago

Lincoln University administrator's suicide spotlights Black women's struggles

The death of an administrator at Lincoln University has brought attention to the difficulties that Black women face in the education system.
2 months ago
Dr. Antoinette Candia-Bailey is shown in this undated file photo.
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Lawmakers of color propose more school funding to diversify mental health field

Jamaal Bowman's new bill would provide grants to HBCUs and others to create, expand or improve graduate-level programs in mental health fields
2 months ago
U.S. Rep. Jamaal Bowman, D-N.Y., speaks at an for his re-election, March 23, 2024, in New York.
2 months ago

One mom’s motivation to end police violence in the Black community

Tansy McNulty quit her corporate job to form an organization of mothers fighting for safer communities by preventing tragedy and promoting effective mental health crisis response.
2 months ago
VIDEO: One mom’s motivation to end police violence in the Black community
3 months ago

Over 400 lawmakers and more sign letter demanding Biden's support on racial equity

In a letter first shared with ABC News, Democratic lawmakers and hundreds of advocates demand President Joe Biden publicly support racial equity bills.
3 months ago
President Joe Biden speaks about lowering health care costs in the Indian Treaty Room at the Eisenhower Executive Office Building on the White House complex in Washington, D.C., on April 3, 2024.
3 months ago

Police find evidence of 'racial slur' in harassment of Utah women’s basketball team

Police in Coeur d’Alene, Idaho, said that evidence "corroborates" reports that members of the Utah women's basketball team were harassed and subjected to racial slurs.
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Utah head coach Lynne Roberts speaks during a press conference after a second-round college basketball game against Gonzaga in the NCAA Tournament in Spokane, Wash., March 25, 2024.
3 months ago

Investigation after Utah women’s basketball players say they were called racial slurs

Police say they are investigating after members of Utah women’s basketball team claim they were racially harassed while in Idaho for the NCAA tournament.
3 months ago
VIDEO: Investigation after Utah women’s basketball players say they were called racial slurs
3 months ago

Men accused of intimidating, using racial slurs against Utah women's basketball team

Coeur d'Alene city leaders launched an investigation after the Utah women's basketball team was subjected to racial slurs from two men.
3 months ago
Utah head coach Lynne Roberts speaks during a press conference after a second-round college basketball game against Gonzaga in the NCAA Tournament in Spokane, Wash., March 25, 2024.
3 months ago

'White Supremacy Campaign' of 1898 a stain that will not escape history

The story of a violent 19th-century coup against Black businesses and integrated city hall was largely left untold, but now historians are working to honor those victims.
3 months ago
A sign in Wilmington, North Carolina acknowledges the violent 1898 coup by white supremacists.
3 months ago

6th former Mississippi deputy involved in brutal attack of 2 Black men sentenced

Joshua Hartfield, the Richland police officer who pleaded guilty for his role in the torture of two Black men, has been sentenced to 10 years in prison.
3 months ago
VIDEO: City bus carjacked, crashes into other cars and Ritz-Carlton Hotel
3 months ago

'Depravity': AG blasts officers sentenced in racially motivated torture of Black men

Six former law enforcement officers were sentenced to decades in prison in Jackson, Mississippi, for their roles in the torture of two Black men.
3 months ago
Former Rankin County sheriff's deputies Hunter Elward, Christian Dedmon, Brett McAlpin, Jeffrey Middleton, Daniel Opdyke and former Richland police officer Joshua Hartfield appearing at the Rankin County Circuit Court in Brandon, Miss., Aug. 14, 2023.
3 months ago

6 students charged over racist online chat: DA

Six eighth graders face criminal charges in connection with "hateful and racist comments" made on Snapchat, officials said.
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Six eighth graders face criminal charges in connection with "hateful and racist comments" made on Snapchat, officials said.
4 months ago

USDOT officials meet with Black Alabamans who say highway project caused flooding

U.S. Department of Transportation officials met with homeowners from Alabama’s historically Black Shiloh community over concerns that a highway project caused flooding.
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Willie Horstead, Dr. Robert Bullard, Melissa Williams and Timothy Williams are seen here in the lobby of the U.S. Department of Transportation's Washington, D.C. headquarters on Feb. 27, 2024 ahead of their meeting with agency officials regarding flooding in Alabama.
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Brown U. professor discusses systemic racism and its deep roots

Brown University Professor Tricia Rose spoke with Linsey Davis about her new book, which examines the origins and repercussions of systemic racism.
4 months ago
Brown University Professor Tricia Rose (C) speak during the Construction of Reality panel during Black Male: Re-Imagined II at Ford Foundation on March 6, 2013 in New York City.
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'10 Million Names': Learn more about the history of enslaved people

The 10 Million Names Project is working to recover the names of the 10 million people of African descent who were enslaved before 1865 in the present-day United States.
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Slaves of Thomas F. Drayton of Magnolia Plantation, Hilton Head, S.C., 1862. Drayton, a Southern plantation owner, served as a Brigadier General in the Confederate Army during the Civil War.
4 months ago

Meet the coach and Howard University skating team who made history

Joel Savary, the founder and CEO of Diversify Ice, talks about the foundation's mission to attract more Black and brown skaters to the ice rink.
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Maya James is a co-founder of the Howard University Figure Skating Team, the first figure skating team at a historically Black college or university.
4 months ago

Black-owned moving company celebrates major milestone

E.E. Ward Moving and Storage, founded in 1881, has become the oldest Black-owned business in the country.
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VIDEO: Black-owned moving company celebrates major milestone
4 months ago

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.
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Black male educators and their inspirations
4 months ago

New documentary highlights being Black and educated in America

A new Hulu documentary, "Sacred Soil: The Piney Woods School Story," is shining a spotlight on one of America's oldest Black boarding schools.
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VIDEO: New documentary highlights being Black and educated in America
4 months ago

Untold story about Black children who had polio and were treated

Tuskegee University's critical role in treating Black children with polio and the first vaccine at the height of segregation.
4 months ago
VIDEO: Untold story about Black children who had polio and were treated
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San Francisco formally apologizes to Black residents for 'systemic discrimination'

Eleven members of San Francisco's Board of Supervisors unanimously approved the apology resolution Tuesday.
4 months ago
An aerial view of Golden Gate Bridge after sunset from Baker Beach in San Francisco, Aug. 27, 2023.