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Should Indigenous People’s Day replace Columbus Day as a federal holiday?

Should Indigenous People’s Day replace Columbus Day as a federal holiday?
When Grand Forks, North Dakota, replaced Columbus Day with Indigenous Peoples’ Day in July, Courtney Davis Souvannasacd brought her son, Benjamin,...

Montgomery, Alabama, Elects Its First Black Mayor

Montgomery, Alabama, Elects Its First Black Mayor
Montgomery has elected Steven Reed to become the Alabama capital’s first Black mayor, a landmark in a city known for heroic stands and violent cla...

The University of Texas’s Secret Strategy to Keep Out Black Students

The University of Texas’s Secret Strategy to Keep Out Black Students
In the summer of 1955, administrators at the University of Texas at Austin had a problem: The U.S. Supreme Court’s Brown v. Board of Education dec...

Congress Hears From Eric Garner’s Mother, 5 Years After Police Killed Her Son

Congress Hears From Eric Garner’s Mother, 5 Years After Police Killed Her Son
Gwen Carr, the mother of Eric Garner, sat before Congress on Thursday and relived the death of her son at the hands of police, as part of a hearin...

Bucks Player Sterling Brown Not Willing to Just Accept $400k Settlement, Wants City to Admit Wrongdoing

Bucks Player Sterling Brown Not Willing to Just Accept $400k Settlement, Wants City to Admit Wrongdoing
An attorney for Milwaukee Bucks guard Sterling Brown called the city’s $400,000 offer to settle his civil rights lawsuit “not sufficient” and adde...

'Denied work for 889 days': Colin Kaepernick says he's set on NFL return

'Denied work for 889 days': Colin Kaepernick says he's set on NFL return
Colin Kaepernick hasn’t had a job in the NFL since the end of the 2016 season. This will be his third season watching from his living room couch i...

New Emmett Till Memorial Will Be Made Bulletproof, Group Says

New Emmett Till Memorial Will Be Made Bulletproof, Group Says
A new historical marker honoring Emmett Till will reportedly be bulletproof and protected by security, following national outrage over a photo of ...

California becomes first state to ban discrimination against natural hair

California becomes first state to ban discrimination against natural hair
A new law signed Wednesday by Gov. Gavin Newsom makes California the first state to ban discrimination against black students and employees over t...

Gucci makes political statement on abortion in latest cruise collection

Gucci makes political statement on abortion in latest cruise collection
Gucci weighed into the abortion debate at its 2020 fashion show in Rome on Tuesday, unveiling several pieces that made reference to abortion right...

Publisher that introduced iconic black magazines Jet and Ebony files for bankruptcy

Publisher that introduced iconic black magazines Jet and Ebony files for bankruptcy
Chicago’s historic Johnson Publishing Company has filed for bankruptcy, court records show. The Chapter 7 bankruptcy petition was filed late Tuesd...

Malcolm X's legacy remains strong on the anniversary of his assassination

Malcolm X's legacy remains strong on the anniversary of his assassination
Activist and religious leader Malcolm X was assassinated on Feb. 21, 1965 in New York City. He was 39 years old. Malcolm X was born Malcolm Little...

Celebrities, Historians and Politicians Remember Rosa Parks on what would have been her 106th Birthday

Celebrities, Historians and Politicians  Remember Rosa Parks on what would have been her 106th Birthday
Rosa Parks became one of the major symbols of the civil rights movement after she was arrested in Montgomery, Alabama, fo...