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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.
Nation Jul 01AP-NORC poll shows significant shift in how white Democrats view police brutality
A majority of white Democrats say police officers are more likely to use deadly force against a Black person than against a white person.
Nation Jun 15Poll: Black Americans most likely to know a COVID-19 victim
Eleven percent of African Americans say they were close with someone who has died from the coronavirus, compared with 5% of Americans overall and 4% of white Americans.
Nation Jun 01Officers criticized for use of force at protests about police brutality
Some action has been directed against people smashing windows, breaking into stores and burning cars, but many find other instances more difficult to understand — like the elderly man knocked over by police as he walked with a cane on…
Economy Jun 01Black businesses bear economic brunt of the pandemic
The COVID-19 pandemic has not only disproportionately impacted African Americans, infecting and killing them at higher rates across the nation, but black Americans are also experiencing the economic brunt of the pandemic.
Politics May 26Biden campaign names national director for voter protection
Joe Biden has hired a national director for voter protection. The role will focus broadly on voter rights including the disenfranchisement of people of color amid the coronavirus pandemic.
Politics Apr 20Congressional Black Caucus PAC backs Biden’s White House bid
The political action committee's unanimous endorsement came on the heels of several key nods of support among caucus leadership and members.
Health Apr 18Racial toll of virus grows even starker as more data emerges
As a clearer picture emerges of COVID-19’s decidedly deadly toll on black Americans, leaders are demanding a reckoning of the systemic policies they say have made many African Americans far more vulnerable to the virus, including inequity in access to…
Health Apr 08Outcry over racial data grows as virus slams black Americans
As the coronavirus tightens its grip across the country, it is cutting a particularly devastating swath through an already vulnerable population — black Americans.
World Mar 28U.S. hotspots grow as virus cases surpass 640,000 globally
Confirmed coronavirus infections worldwide have passed the 640,000 mark as new cases rose in the United States and Europe.