Democratic lawmakers are calling out an apparent lack of racial data that they say is needed to monitor and address disparities in the national response to the coronavirus outbreak.
ATLANTA — The grand jury records from the 1946 lynching of two black couples in Georgia cannot be released despite their great historical significance, a federal appeals court said.
SAVANNAH, Ga. — Spanish moss swayed in the trees over Savannah’s windswept Laurel Grove South Cemetery as about 30 people gathered to join a free tour showcasing final resting places of the city’s African-American heroes.
CHICAGO — Chicago is among several large American cities identified as hot spots for COVID-19 infections and will see the number of local coronavirus cases rise, the U.S. surgeon general said Friday.
MADISON, Wis. — Deaths and confirmed cases of the coronavirus are spiking in Milwaukee’s black community, leading public health and civic leaders to sound the alarm that decades of social, political and economic disadvantages are creating a toxic stew that puts people’s lives at risk like no…
CHICAGO — R&B singer R. Kelly cited the novel coronavirus in asking a federal judge Thursday to free him from a federal jail in Chicago as he awaits trial on child pornography and other charges, a court filing by his lawyers saying scant precautions to stem the spread of the virus behind…
IOWA CITY, Iowa — The staff adviser to Iowa State University’s student government has resigned and received a $47,000 severance payout after student activists demanded his firing over an old Instagram post showing him in blackface.
As the coronavirus crisis forces many schools to close their campuses and move all courses online, some worry that the pandemic could have a bigger negative impact on the nation’s historically Black colleges and universities, than for other campuses. Here, The Conversation US has assembled a…
A woman who was taken from Africa when she was just two years old has been identified as the last known survivor of the transatlantic slave trade.
A man wounded by police in a case that sparked protests around North Carolina’s capital city was raising a gun when he was shot, according to a preliminary investigative report, which comes as community activists press for increased police transparency and accountability.
MEMPHIS — Tam’s Underground Café didn’t debut in a neighborhood where most of the people looked like its owner, Tamra Patterson.
OLYMPIA, Wash. — Washington is the sixth state to ban race-based discrimination against hair texture and hairstyles, under a measure signed Thursday by Gov. Jay Inslee.
BALTIMORE, Md. — Baltimore Mayor Jack Young urged residents to put down their guns and heed orders to stay home after multiple people were shot Tuesday night amidst the coronavirus pandemic.
GREENSBORO, N.C. — Two police officers at a North Carolina university were placed on administrative leave after video emerged of them grabbing a student’s neck, forcing him to the ground and threatening to spray him with Mace during an arrest inside a university dorm.