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Nation Mar 03Selma Bridge Crossing Jubilee to honor civil rights icons
Sunday marks the 56th anniversary of those marches and “Bloody Sunday,” when more than 500 demonstrators gathered on March 7, 1965, to demand the right to vote and cross Selma’s Edmund Pettus Bridge.
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 Jan 01After a tumultuous 2020, Black leaders weigh next steps
As a barrier-breaking year draws to a close, one undeniable fact has emerged: the strength of Black political power.
Politics Nov 07Black leaders greet Biden win, pledge to push for equality
A tough road lies ahead for President-elect Joe Biden who will need to chart a path forward to unite a bitterly divided nation and address America’s fraught history of racism that manifested this year through the convergence of three national…
Nation Oct 15On #MeToo anniversary, leaders say focus is on inequality
In a year marked by a nationwide reckoning over systemic racism, the #MeToo movement is now jointly led by two Black women keenly aware of the inequality that has long existed in America.
Politics Oct 06As Harris pitches to Black voters, some want to hear more
She's in a unique position as the first Black woman on a major party's presidential ticket. But she's still facing skepticism from some Black voters who question whether she and Joe Biden are committed and able to make meaningful change.
Politics Sep 22Black voters in Detroit want change. Can the Biden campaign engage them?
Both President Donald Trump and Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden are battling for support among Black voters across Michigan, and Biden's running mate, Sen. Kamala Harris, will be in the state on Tuesday.
Politics Sep 18Biden makes push for voters on National Black Voter Day
Joe Biden’s campaign is unveiling a series of nationwide digital events targeting Black voters in swing states — a strategic move to further energize the key demographic as the race heads into its final weeks.
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 19How Black women cleared a path for Harris to be the VP pick
The political legacy of Black women will take center stage as California Sen. Kamala Harris prepares to accept the Democratic Party’s vice presidential nomination.