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Nation Nov 11Veterans Day legislation targets GI Bill racial inequities
In honor of Veterans Day, a group of Democratic lawmakers is reviving an effort to pay the families of Black veterans who fought on behalf of the nation during World War II for benefits they were denied or prevented from…
Nation Oct 15In trial over Arbery death, racial reckoning looms large
As three white men prepare to stand trial in the killing of Ahmaud Arbery, many in the slain Black man’s Georgia hometown see the case as a reckoning for the local justice system.
Nation Sep 24Haitians see history of racist policies in migrant treatment
The images — men on horseback with long reins, corralling Haitian asylum seekers trying to cross into the U.S. from Mexico — provoked an outcry. But Haitian Americans, Black immigrant advocates and civil rights leaders say it's just the latest…
Nation Jul 2650-year war on drugs imprisoned millions of Black Americans
Fifty years ago this summer, President Richard Nixon declared a war on drugs. Decades later harsh penalties continue to feed a prison industrial complex that has millions of mostly Black and brown people locked up.
Nation Jun 25WATCH LIVE: George Floyd’s family members to speak at Chauvin sentencing
Family attorney Ben Crump told The Associated Press that family members were feeling “anxious and tense.”…
Nation May 27AP report: Deep-rooted racism and discrimination permeate U.S. military
The military's judicial system has no explicit category for hate crimes, making it difficult to quantify crimes motivated by prejudice, and the Defense Department also has no way to track the number of troops ousted for extremist views, despite its…
Nation Apr 22Hundreds gather for Minneapolis funeral of Daunte Wright
Hundreds of mourners wearing COVID-19 masks packed into Shiloh Temple International Ministries to remember Wright, a 20-year-old father of one who was shot by a police officer on April 11 in the small city of Brooklyn Center.
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.