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October 7, 2021, 1:11 AM

North Carolina: Apology for the 1921 lynching of Black teen

A local governing board in North Carolina has formally apologized for the mob lynching of a Black boy unlawfully taken from a jail in 1921
October 7, 2021, 1:11 AM
October 7, 2021, 12:59 AM

Black state lawmakers decry flyers showing them as puppets

Two Black Democratic state legislators are accusing Virginia’s Republican party of racism for sending out flyers with drawings showing them hoisted in the air by handheld strings
October 7, 2021, 12:59 AM
October 6, 2021, 3:29 AM

Black woman in rural Texas struggles with process to vote, advocates say system is unfair

Advocates say voter ID laws could disproportionately impact minorities.
October 6, 2021, 3:29 AM
Black woman in Texas struggles with process to vote, advocates say system is unfair
October 5, 2021, 4:31 AM

Black ex-Tesla worker who claimed racial abuse awarded $137M

A jury in San Francisco says Tesla must pay nearly $137 million to a Black former worker who said he suffered racial abuse at the electric carmaker’s San Francisco Bay Area factory
October 5, 2021, 4:31 AM
October 3, 2021, 4:17 PM

Project aims to ID voting rights marchers of 'Bloody Sunday'

The names of just a few of the hundreds of people who marched are known.
October 3, 2021, 4:17 PM
September 29, 2021, 12:04 PM

Missing Black geologist's family say cops lack urgency to solve his case

Daniel Robinson, 24, went missing from a job site in the Arizona desert on June 23. The Buckeye Police Department said they are devoted to finding him, but the family is pushing for more to be done.
September 29, 2021, 12:04 PM
Missing Black geologist's family say cops lack urgency to solve his case
September 23, 2021, 11:24 PM

A century after arson decimated its Chinatown, San Jose to apologize for past racism and injustices

The public apology would come as anti-Asian hate incidents have resurged.
September 23, 2021, 11:24 PM
City to publicly apologize for past racism faced by Chinese Americans
1 month ago

Hispanic Heritage Month is more than a weeks-long party

Getting white Americans to recognize Hispanic heritage as something engraved in American culture is a battle that Latinos struggle with basically every day.
1 month ago
Hispanic Heritage Month is more than a party
1 month ago

'Un(re)solved' exhibit focuses on civil rights-era killings

An interactive exhibit is shining light on killings during the civil rights era.
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2 months ago

Historic American church set to integrate its slavery ties

Boston’s Old North Church is getting a $75,000 grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities that will help it better integrate its ties to the American Revolution and its links to the slave trade
2 months ago
2 months ago

Police defend arrest of Black real estate agent and client

The agent says he was simply giving a tour of a home. ABC News’ Mona Kosar Abdi has more.
2 months ago
Police defend arrest of Black real estate agent and client
2 months ago

Michigan police cuff Black real estate agent, client at home

Police in west Michigan handcuffed a real estate agent, his client and that man’s 15-year-old son after a neighbor wrongly reported that the three Black people were breaking into a home
2 months ago
Black realtor, client cuffed outside home they were viewing after neighbor calls cops
3 months ago

Protests unfold as city reburies remains that could be linked to Tulsa’s 1921 Race Massacre

Protesters gathered outside an Oklahoma cemetery Friday to decry the reburial of remains that could be linked to the 1921 Tulsa Race Massacre.
3 months ago
City reburies remains that could be linked to Tulsa’s 1921 Race Massacre
3 months ago

State lawmakers work to strip old 'whites only' covenants

The nation’s reckoning on race has given new momentum to efforts to help U.S. homeowners somehow disassociate their properties with historic, racially restrictive property covenants
3 months ago
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1960s civil rights activist Robert Moses has died

Moses led black voter registration drives in the American South during the 1960s
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Michigan resident says noose in window meant for politicians

White man says a noose in his window was a statement against corrupt politicians
3 months ago
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Martin Luther King Jr., the KKK, and more may soon be cut from Texas education requirements

The Texas Senate passed a new bill to cut several subjects concerning inequality, race and ethnicity from the Texas Education Code.
3 months ago
MLK Jr., the KKK, and more may soon be cut from Texas education requirements
3 months ago

Academic tenure controversies highlight importance of faculty diversity

Across 4,000 schools nationwide where more than half of students were people of color, only 10% of tenured professors were people of color while 70% of faculty were white, ABC News’ data team found.
3 months ago
Academic tenure controversies highlight importance of faculty diversity
3 months ago

Alabama council member who used racist slur faces calls to resign

An Alabama city council member is facing calls to resign after he used a racist slur while pointing toward a Black councilwoman during a meeting Monday night.
3 months ago
Alabama council member who used racist slur faces calls to resign
3 months ago

$3 million in grants going to Black history sites, groups

A private group is awarding $3 million in grants to more than three dozen groups and sites nationwide to help preserve landmarks linked to Black history
3 months ago
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Black female WWII unit hoping to get congressional honor

An Army battalion that made history as the only all-female, Black unit to serve in Europe during World War II is set to be honored by Congress
3 months ago
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White man sentenced in attack on Black teen at Michigan park

A white man has been sentenced to five years in prison for attacking a Black teenager with a bike lock because of his race at a southeastern Michigan park
3 months ago
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Black author writes new novel about racial wealth gap

Retired Harvard Business school professor, Steven S. Rogers, discusses his new book, “A Letter to my White Friends and Colleagues: What you can do right now to help the black community.”
3 months ago
Black author writes new novel about racial wealth gap
3 months ago

Nikole Hannah-Jones says UNC tenure fiasco indicative of broader racial inequality in higher learning

The school’s board of trustees declined to vote twice in November and January on her tenure, but finally voted in favor of it just last week.
3 months ago
After UNC quandary, Nikole Hannah-Jones pushes for tenure of more Black scholars
3 months ago

‘Racism has no home here’

A Long Island mom started a movement across the country after her neighborhood’s negative reaction to George Floyd’s murder.
3 months ago
‘Racism has no home here’
4 months ago

New music project highlights the Tulsa race massacre

“Fire in Little Africa” sheds light on the massacre and is performed by hip-hop artists, some of whom were direct descendants of those killed.
4 months ago
New music project highlights the Tulsa race massacre
4 months ago

Amherst creates fund to pay reparations to Black residents

A Massachusetts town has approved creating a fund to pay reparations to Black residents
4 months ago
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Reparations for Black Americans gains momentum as more cities explore policies

Asheville, North Carolina, was one of the first U.S. cities to approve reparations. Resident Libby Kyles said the city’s initial appropriation isn't enough and is calling for more transparency.
4 months ago
Reparations for Black Americans gains momentum as more cities explore policies
4 months ago

Top academics explain the heated debate on critical race theory

George Stephanopoulos discusses the new cultural flashpoint with professors Leah Wright Rigueur and Glenn Loury.
4 months ago
Top academics explain the heated debate on critical race theory
4 months ago

Meet New Orleans artist and activist whose art chronicles and celebrates Black community

Brandan "B-Mike" Odums opens up on "GMA" about the inspiration and motivation behind his work.
4 months ago
Meet New Orleans artist and activist whose art chronicles and celebrates Black community
4 months ago

People working to build allyship in Black communities face resistance: Part 7

A Black family in a majority white and Republican Pennsylvania town has spent years helping neighbors understand allyship. In Chicago, Black and Asian American community leaders support each other.
4 months ago
People working to build allyship in Black communities face resistance: Part 7
4 months ago

National Geographic explores what shade means for a city’s racial, economic realities

The story about inequities related to urban shade in Los Angeles is in the magazine’s latest issue on sale now.
4 months ago
National Geographic explores what shade means for a city’s racial, economic realities
4 months ago

Black teens speak out after viral video shows them being forcibly arrested

A Black teenager at the center of a now-viral video showing an encounter with law enforcement that turned violent is urging others to stand up against police brutality.
4 months ago
Black teens speak out after viral video shows them being forcibly arrested
4 months ago

Teachers wary of new laws limiting instruction on race

New laws on race related courses worry some teachers.
4 months ago
Teachers wary of new laws limiting instruction on race
4 months ago

Florida bans critical race theory in public schools

Florida becomes the latest state to ban schools from teaching about systemic racism as debate on the subject heats up across the country.
4 months ago
Florida bans critical race theory in public schools
4 months ago

Study: Racial diversity stagnated on corporate boards

Many top U.S. companies have rushed to appoint Black members to their boards of directors in the wake of the racial justice protests that swept the country last year
4 months ago
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Tom Hanks’ Tulsa Race Massacre NYT Op Ed receives kudos and praise

ABC News' Janai Norman reports on the buzziest stories of the day in "GMA" Pop News.
4 months ago
Tom Hanks’ Tulsa Race Massacre NYT Op Ed receives kudos and praise
4 months ago

Segregationist former Alabama Gov. John Patterson dies at 99

Patterson was criticized when he did nothing to protect Freedom Riders.
4 months ago
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Bus driver for group of Nashville Freedom Riders dies

Driving the Freedom Riders was "one of his greatest accomplishments."
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Marker coming for Black teen whose 1919 death roiled Chicago

His death at a segregated Chicago beach sparked a weeklong race riot in 1919.
4 months ago
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Family speaking out after 2 students were asked to clean cotton in class

According to their mom, the Black twins experienced racism and bullying at a school in another district, where she said administrators did not act properly.
4 months ago
Family speaking out after 2 students were asked to clean cotton in class
4 months ago

Survivors of Tulsa race massacre sue city for compensation

Plus, a look at similar tragic incidents that have gone overlooked in American history.
4 months ago
Survivors of Tulsa race massacre sue city for compensation
4 months ago

ABC News Live Update: Tulsa faces legal action over 1921 race massacre

Attorneys for survivors and their families speak out after President Joe Biden’s historic visit to the site of the massacre.
4 months ago
ABC News Live Update: Tulsa faces legal action over 1921 race massacre
5 months ago

Black-led nonprofit receives 'reparations payment' from slaveholder's descendant

A nonprofit organization supporting the Black community said they received a "six-figure reparations payment" from a someone who discovered her ancestor enslaved people.
5 months ago
Black-led nonprofit receives 'reparations payment' from slaveholder's descendant
5 months ago

Tulsa pastor: ‘I hope that justice comes’ for massacre descendants

Dr. Robert Turner, pastor at the Vernon A.M.E. Church in Tulsa, joins ABC News’ Linsey Davis to discuss events marking 100 years since the 1921 Tulsa race massacre.
5 months ago
Tulsa pastor: ‘I hope that justice comes’ for massacre descendants
5 months ago

Memorials for the Tulsa Race Massacre, 100 years later

Survivors and families of the hundreds of Black victims who were murdered during the Tulsa Race Massacre 100 years ago shared a message of remembrance. Also, a new history center is being built.
5 months ago
Memorials for the Tulsa Race Massacre, 100 years later
5 months ago

Rebuilding Black Wall Street 100 years after Tulsa race massacre

Actor Hill Harper is committing $1 million from his Black Wall Street digital wallet platform to survivors and their descendants.
5 months ago
Rebuilding Black Wall Street 100 years after Tulsa race massacre
5 months ago

ABC News Live Update: 100 years since Tulsa race massacre

Plus, new video released in Miami banquet hall shooting, and LZ Granderson talks living “Life Out Loud” in new podcast.
5 months ago
ABC News Live Update: 100 years since Tulsa race massacre
5 months ago

Tulsa community marks 100 years since race massacre

Once a taboo subject, survivors and their descendants are sharing their stories of the Greenwood massacre.
5 months ago
Tulsa community marks 100 years since race massacre
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Ripple effects of Tulsa race massacre still felt today

The destruction of “Black Wall Street” caused the loss of millions in potential generational wealth.
5 months ago
Ripple effects of Tulsa race massacre still felt today