Big Mac racism at McDonald’s

For more than 50 years, the McDonald’s Corporation took pride in branding itself as a socially conscious corporation particularly interested in doing business in abandoned and long-ignored Black communities while embracing racial diversity as a critical component of its corporate ...

Strange Fruit 2020: Black bodies found hanging from trees

As America has its reckoning with racism in the aftermath of the police killing of Black, unarmed George Floyd in Minneapolis, protests continue to fight against racial injustices.

Blackout Day 2020 aims to eliminate systemic racism

Protesters demanding an end to systemic racism flexed their economic muscles on Tuesday for Blackout Day 2020; people were urged not to spend any money.

Ben Crump heralded as Black America’s attorney general

Momentous events can occur in an instant, but more often they emerge after a long build-up.

Speaking on 'The Criterion' the Honorable Min.

Speaking on ‘The Criterion,’ the Honorable Min. Louis Farrakhan will be speaking live on Saturday, July 4 at 10 a.m. CDT.

SPLC announces $30 million investment to increase voter registration

The Southern Poverty Law Center (SPLC) today announced it is investing up to $30 million from its endowment in voter outreach organizations in the Deep South to increase voter registration and participation among people of color with a lower propensity ...

NASA names headquarters after 'Hidden Figure' Mary W. Jackson

NASA’s headquarters in Washington, D.C. will be named after the first Black female engineer at the agency, Mary W. Jackson.

Pennsylvania Supreme Court agrees to hear Cosby appeal

In a significant legal victory for Bill Cosby, the state Supreme Court has agreed to hear the appeal of his 2018 conviction on charges of indecent aggravated assault.

Black workers more likely to face retaliation for raising coronavirus concerns

As more corporations jump into the fray, offering statements of support for African Americans in the aftermath of the police killing of George Floyd and the ensuing protests, a new study reveals that many companies’ actual policies and practices contradict ...

3 Things to Know About Juneteenth

Juneteenth, which observes the end of slavery in the United States, is a long-celebrated holiday occurring annually on June 19.

For all to see: Black death and trauma on display in America

On June 16, 1944, 14-year-old South Carolina resident George Stinney Jr. was executed, via electric chair, for the murder of two white girls.

Officer who shot Rayshard Brooks charged with felony murder

The Atlanta officer who fatally shot Rayshard Brooks in the back after the fleeing man pointed a stun gun in his direction will be charged with felony murder and 10 other charges

Family seeks justice after police shooting of Black man in Atlanta

An Atlanta police officer shot and killed a man at a Wendy’s drive-thru Friday night after he resisted arrest and struggled for an officer’s Taser, the Georgia Bureau of Investigation said in a statement.

Black Lives Matter founder finds hope in global protests over George Floyd’s killing

For Black Lives Matter co-founder Alicia Garza the global outpouring of protests and activism following the alleged murder of George Floyd while in Minneapolis police custody has been heartening and makes her hopeful for the future

'He is going to change the world': Funeral held for Floyd

The Black man whose death has inspired a worldwide reckoning over racial injustice was buried in Pearland, Texas Tuesday, carried home in a horse-drawn carriage.