Gov. Gavin Newsom signed the law on Wednesday. It sets up a nine-member task force to come up with a plan for how the state could give reparations to Black Americans.
By Adam Beam, Associated Press
Three white Tennessee police officers have had their police powers suspended after they broke down the door of an innocent Black family this week. Nashville police say officers used a public housing agency database to find the home of a…
By Associated Press
In our news wrap Friday, the mayor of Louisville, Kentucky, says one of the police officers involved in the killing of Breonna Taylor will be fired. Two others remain on administrative reassignment pending results of an investigation into the March…
Americans marked this Juneteenth holiday with marches and rallies nationwide. The date commemorates when the last slaves were freed in the United States, which was more than two years after the signing of the Emancipation Proclamation, and over a century…
By Amna Nawaz
By Yamiche Alcindor, Frank Carlson, Lena I. Jackson
The historic Greenwood District of Tulsa, Oklahoma, was known a century ago as “the Black Wall Street” for being among the most prosperous parts of the U.S. for Black Americans. But in 1921, a white mob murdered some 300 Black…
The past several weeks have been tumultuous ones for American race relations. Between a pandemic disproportionately affecting Black people and new incidents of police violence, Juneteenth has taken on increased public prominence. Yamiche Alcindor talks to Mark Anthony Neal, professor…
By Kat Stafford, Associated Press
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.
By Kat Stafford, Meghan Hoyer, Aaron Morrison, Associated Press
As the coronavirus tightens its grip across the country, it is cutting a particularly devastating swath through an already vulnerable population — black Americans.
By Aaron Morrison, Jay Reeves, Associated Press
Historic failures in government responses to disasters and emergencies, medical abuse, neglect and exploitation have jaded generations of black people into a distrust of public institutions.
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