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May 21, 2024 at 3:24 PM

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.
May 21, 2024 at 3:24 PM
VIDEO: A look at the 70th anniversary of Brown v. Board of Education
May 20, 2024 at 6:40 PM

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.
May 20, 2024 at 6:40 PM
VIDEO: A look at the 70th anniversary of Brown v. Board of Education
May 20, 2024 at 6:14 PM

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.
May 20, 2024 at 6:14 PM
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.
May 20, 2024 at 4:19 PM

10 Million Names helps Linsey Davis with her family tree

Linsey Davis travels to Georgia to learn more about her family tree.
May 20, 2024 at 4:19 PM
Linsey Davis travels to Georgia to find out more about her family history.
May 17, 2024 at 7:46 PM

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.
May 17, 2024 at 7:46 PM
President Joe Biden speaks at the National Museum of African American History and Culture, MAy 17, 2024, in Washington.
May 17, 2024 at 7:34 PM

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.
May 17, 2024 at 7:34 PM
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.
May 17, 2024 at 7:04 PM

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.
May 17, 2024 at 7:04 PM
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.
May 17, 2024 at 2:46 AM

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.
May 17, 2024 at 2:46 AM
VIDEO: 88rising: Inside the movement celebrating Asian artists
May 17, 2024 at 1:46 AM

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.
May 17, 2024 at 1:46 AM
VIDEO: Amplified: Asian American Native Hawaiian Pacific Islander Voices
May 16, 2024 at 7:24 PM

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.
May 16, 2024 at 7:24 PM
VIDEO: Linsey Davis uncovers family story of enslavement to empowerment
May 15, 2024 at 2:11 PM

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.
May 15, 2024 at 2:11 PM
A group of people looking at smoke in the distance coming from damaged properties following the Tulsa Race Massacre, Tulsa, Oklahoma, June 1921.
May 15, 2024 at 10:48 AM

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.
May 15, 2024 at 10:48 AM
Eric "Champion" Hale is a Master TEA rated 2nd Grade Educator at David G. Burnet Elementary School in Dallas (2023-2024 Academic School Year).
May 9, 2024 at 3:58 AM

No hate crime charges filed against man who yelled racist slurs at Utah women's basketball team

A northern Idaho prosecutor won’t bring hate crime charges against an 18-year-old accused of shouting a racist slur at members of the Utah women’s basketball team while the team was in Idaho to attend the NCAA Tournament
May 9, 2024 at 3:58 AM
FILE - Players and staff on the Utah bench react toward the end of a second-round college basketball game against Gonzaga in the NCAA Tournament in Spokane, Wash., Monday, March 25, 2024. A northern Idaho prosecutor won't bring hate crime charges against an 18-year-old accused of shouting a racial slur at members of the Utah women's basketball team while the team was in Idaho to attend the NCAA Tournament. (AP Photo/Young Kwak, File)
May 9, 2024 at 1:52 AM

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."
May 9, 2024 at 1:52 AM
VIDEO: Country Music Hall of Fame highlights Black artists in new box set
May 9, 2024 at 1:37 AM

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.
May 9, 2024 at 1:37 AM
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.
May 8, 2024 at 10:38 PM

Arkansas cannot prevent 2 teachers from discussing critical race theory in classroom, judge rules

A federal judge has ruled Arkansas cannot prevent two high school teachers from discussing critical race theory in the classroom but is stopping short of more broadly blocking the state from enforcing its ban on so-called indoctrination in public schools
May 8, 2024 at 10:38 PM
FILE - Students make their way into Little Rock Central High School on Monday, Aug. 24, 2020, for the first day of classes in the Little Rock School District. A federal judge ruled, Tuesday, May 7, 2024, that Arkansas cannot prevent two high school teachers from discussing critical race theory in the classroom, but stopped short of more broadly blocking the state from enforcing its ban on “indoctrination” in public schools. The prohibition is being challenged by two teachers and two students at Little Rock Central High School, site of the 1957 desegregation crisis.(Tommy Metthe/Arkansas Democrat-Gazette via AP, FIle)
May 7, 2024 at 8:03 PM

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.
May 7, 2024 at 8:03 PM
VIDEO: Twin sisters buy former plantation to preserve and protect Black history
May 7, 2024 at 6:59 PM

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.
May 7, 2024 at 6:59 PM
VIDEO: Luis Miranda discusses the power of the Latino vote
May 7, 2024 at 5:50 PM

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.
May 7, 2024 at 5:50 PM
Mayor Patrick Braxton is shown in Newbern, Alabama.
May 7, 2024 at 1:23 AM

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.
May 7, 2024 at 1:23 AM
VIDEO: 2 sisters take back land their ancestors once lived on
May 1, 2024 at 8:45 PM

Black women suffer disproportionately from 'superwoman schema'

The mental health syndrome appears as projected strength and suppressed emotion.
May 1, 2024 at 8:45 PM
Glenda Boone (left) and Lauren Boone (right) are a mother and daughter who say mental health therapy saved their relationship.
May 1, 2024 at 8:29 PM

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.
May 1, 2024 at 8:29 PM
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.
1 month 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.
1 month ago
Dr. Antoinette Candia-Bailey is shown in this undated file photo.
1 month ago

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
1 month ago
U.S. Rep. Jamaal Bowman, D-N.Y., speaks at an for his re-election, March 23, 2024, in New York.
1 month 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.
1 month ago
VIDEO: One mom’s motivation to end police violence in the Black community
2 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.
2 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.
2 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.
2 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.
2 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.
2 months ago
VIDEO: Investigation after Utah women’s basketball players say they were called racial slurs
2 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.
2 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.
2 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.
2 months ago
A sign in Wilmington, North Carolina acknowledges the violent 1898 coup by white supremacists.
2 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.
2 months ago
VIDEO: City bus carjacked, crashes into other cars and Ritz-Carlton Hotel
2 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.
2 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.
2 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.
2 months ago
Six eighth graders face criminal charges in connection with "hateful and racist comments" made on Snapchat, officials said.
3 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.
3 months ago
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.
3 months ago

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.
3 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.
3 months ago

'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.
3 months ago
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.
3 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.
3 months ago
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.
3 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.
3 months ago
VIDEO: Black-owned moving company celebrates major milestone
3 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.
3 months ago
Black male educators and their inspirations
3 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.
3 months ago
VIDEO: New documentary highlights being Black and educated in America
3 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.
3 months ago
VIDEO: Untold story about Black children who had polio and were treated
3 months ago

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.
3 months ago
An aerial view of Golden Gate Bridge after sunset from Baker Beach in San Francisco, Aug. 27, 2023.
3 months ago

Reclaiming nature: Groups break barriers for Black athletes in winter sports

The world of outdoor recreation is deceptively inaccessible for athletes of color. Embracing a new sport requires navigating barriers including culture, cost and more.
3 months ago
Hoods to Woods breaks down barriers for kids from underserved communities so they can access the outdoors.
3 months ago

Journalist Natasha S. Alford explores Afro-Latina identity in book 'American Negra'

Journalist and digital media executive Natasha S. Alford explores the intersection of being Black and Latino in her new book.
3 months ago
ABC News’ Linsey Davis spoke with journalist and media executive Natasha S. Alford on "American Negra," which explores the intersectionality of race and culture as an Afro-Latina woman.
3 months ago

Honoring African Americans in espionage

ABC News' Kyra Phillips talks with Col. Chris Costa and former CIA officer Darrell Blocker about new spy museum exhibit that recognizes top African Americans in espionage.
3 months ago
VIDEO: Honoring African Americans in espionage
3 months ago

Black women candidates eye historic Senate wins in 2024

ABC News’ Rachel Scott sits down with Barbara Lee, Angela Alsobrooks, and Lisa Blunt Rochester on “This Week.”
3 months ago
VIDEO: Black women candidates eye historic Senate wins in 2024
3 months ago

3 Black women aim for historic Senate wins: 'My intention is to make a difference'

Rep. Barbara Lee, Prince George County, Maryland, Executive Angela Alsobrooks and Rep. Lisa Blunt Rochester are running for Senate and hope to serve alongside one another
3 months ago
Angela Alsobrooks speaks during a campaign event for her run for the U.S. Senate at Monument City Brewing Company in Baltimore, Maryland, on Oct. 23, 2023.
3 months ago

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.
3 months ago
"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.
3 months ago

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.
3 months ago
A farmer explores a cotton field.
3 months ago

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.
3 months ago
VIDEO: Black farmer fights stigma around cotton