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Nation Feb 25Black Lives Matter launches fund as wait for federal COVID-19 relief continues
The Black Lives Matter Global Network Foundation is formally expanding a $3 million financial relief fund that it quietly launched earlier this month, to help people struggling to make ends meet during the ongoing coronavirus pandemic.
Nation Feb 23At least 160 Confederate symbols taken down in 2020, new count finds
A new count by the Southern Poverty Law Center finds at least 160 Confederate symbols were taken down or moved from public spaces in 2020.
Politics Jan 20Biden repudiates white supremacy, calls for racial justice in inaugural speech
Compared to his immediate predecessors, three of whom attended Wednesday's inauguration, Biden is the first president to directly address the ills of white supremacy in an inaugural speech.
Politics Dec 02Democratic lawmakers to introduce anti-slavery constitutional amendment
Democrats in the House and Senate will introduce a joint resolution Wednesday aimed at amending the 13th Amendment.
Politics Nov 03George Floyd’s brother rallies voters on Election Day
George Floyd, Breonna Taylor, Ahmaud Arbery, Rayshard Brooks: Their names re-energized the Black Lives Matter movement and put race at the center of this year’s general election. On Election Day, their loved ones will await signs that their public grief…
Politics Oct 28WATCH: Sen. Kamala Harris holds events in Phoenix
Vice Presidential nominee Kamala Harris held multiple events in Phoenix, Arizona starting with a meeting with Black leaders in the state, followed up by a drive-in rally.
Politics Oct 12Black churches mobilizing voters despite virus challenges
To counteract racist voter suppression tactics that date back to the Jim Crow era, early voting in the Black community is stressed from pulpits nearly as much as it is by the candidates seeking their support.
Nation Sep 05Unions threaten work stoppages amid calls for racial justice
Ahead of Labor Day, unions representing millions across several working-class sectors are threatening to authorize work stoppages in support of the Black Lives Matter movement amid calls for concrete measures that address racial injustice.
Nation Aug 28WATCH: Thousands gather at March on Washington commemorations
Thousands gathered at the steps of the Lincoln Memorial, where the Rev. Martin Luther King, Jr. delivered his historic "I Have A Dream" address, a vision of racial equality that remains elusive for millions of Americans. And turnout has been…
Politics Aug 26Decades later, Al Sharpton still insists: No justice, no peace
This week’s commemoration of the 1963 March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom will focus on police violence, and its ever-expanding roll call of victims. But at the center will be the Rev. Al Sharpton, the protest's organizer.