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Though Black women face comparatively high rates of pregnancy complications such as maternal mortality, focused support remains a point of contention. (LordHenriVoton via Getty)

Is Helping Black Moms Out Financially Unconstitutional?

The Abundant Birth Project is being sued for violating the Civil Rights Act of 1964 by providing financial aid to pregnant women of color.


On a Single Day, Two Men Are Cleared in Decades-Old Manhattan Murders

Decades ago, Jabar Walker and Wayne Gardine were falsely convicted of murder. They finally walked free this past Monday.

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Second annual Blackity Black Holiday Market connects shoppers to Black-owned businesses

HYFIN Radio Milwaukee hosted its second annual Blackity Black Market to highlight Black businesses in Milwaukee.

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As holiday shopping begins, Black business owners hope shoppers don’t forget them

Holiday shopping is big business, but Black businesses do not always benefit from increased patronage this time of year.

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Alabama A&M will lead bands in Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade

Millions who tune into this historic annual event will see Black musicians on their screens this Thanksgiving.

Virginia State University in Petersburg will host a presidential debate in 2024. (Virginia State University)

An HBCU will host a general election presidential debate for the first time

A 250-year tradition of presidential debates has changed, according to the recently released list of next year’s debate sites.

While classroom technology has evolved, many things, including segregation, persists (Pixabay)

7 Facts About Modern School Segregation

Segregation in schools is illegal on paper but functionally still happens across the nation–and it may be getting worse.


An appeals court has struck down a key path for enforcing the Voting Rights Act

An Arkansas redistricting lawsuit ruling may lead to a U.S. Supreme Court fight that could limit the reach of the Voting Rights Act’s protections for people of color.

A child from the Hebrew Israelite community holds a placard that reads "We are all Hebrew," at a rally outside of the District Court in Beersheba, Israel,  in July 2023.  (AP Photo/Maya Alleruzzo)

Caught in the middle: Blacks in Israel say war is ‘inhumane’

Black residents of Israel want an end to the violence committed by both sides of the Israel and Palestine conflict.

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‘Rustin’ shines a long overdue spotlight on the architect of the March on Washington

A new Netflix film examines the life of an often overlooked activist, Bayard Rustin, who was involved in the March on Washington.

Joe Biden is among the politicians who are not connecting with Black male voters (August de Richelieu/Pexels)

3 Ways Biden Can Win the Black Male Vote

President Biden needs to acknowledge that his connection with Blake male voters is slipping if he wants to regain their trust and votes.

Dexter Wade's mother, Bettersten Wade, watches as his body is carried after being exhumed from a pauper's grave at the Hinds County jail's penal farm. (Ashleigh Coleman for NBC News)

Dexter Wade, buried without his family’s knowledge, had ID on him with his home address, lawyer says

Dexter Wade, the man who was killed by a Jackson police cruiser and buried in a pauper’s grave, did in fact have identification on his person, according to the family’s lawyer.

Muscian and entrepreneur Jay-Z (Ezra Shaw/Getty Images)

Is JAY-Z’s Wealth Good for Black America?

Jay-Z used his entrepreneurial spirit and rose to the top, but some wonder whether he should use his position to help the Black community.

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Black Women Aren’t Asked To Be In Clinical Trials

A recent study shows that rather than avoiding medical treatment, some Black women are overlooked for medical research trials.

Members of the Buffalo Soldiers at the training camp for white soldiers in Houston that they were assigned to guard when clashes erupted on Aug. 23, 1917. (Afro American Newspapers/Gado, via Getty Images)

Army Overturns Convictions of 110 Black Soldiers Charged in 1917 Riot

Over a century later, the US Army has overturned the unjust convictions of 110 Black soldiers, 19 of whom were executed, that followed the Houston riot of 1917.


What It Means to Be a Texan Is Changing in Surprising Ways

White people make up a declining minority in Texas, even among those born in the state. Meanwhile, the Black, Hispanic and Asian populations in the state are growing exponentially.

Tim Scott speak to media after the third Republican presidential primary debate at the Adrienne Arsht Center for the Performing Arts in Miami, Florida, on Wednesday, November 8, 2023. (Shuran Huang for NBC News)

Tim Scott drops out of the 2024 presidential race

Senator Tim Scott suddenly announced his departure from the 2024 presidential race as the Republican party scrambles for solidarity.

The Louisiana state Capitol stands prominently, April 4, 2023, in Baton Rouge, La. The Louisiana Legislature has until Jan. 15, 2024 to enact a new congressional map after a lower court ruled that the current political boundaries dilute the power of the state’s Black voters, based on an order issued by a federal New Orleans appeals court Friday, Nov. 10, 2023. (AP Photo/Stephen Smith, File)

Louisiana legislators have until Jan. 15 to enact new congressional map, court says

Politicians must redraw voting districts in Louisiana that have been ruled as unfair due to the way they prioritize white voters.

Houston convict leasing memorial

Mass Grave Recalls the Ugly Past of a City Where ‘Life Is Sweeter’

It is a struggle to recognize the dark history of one Houston neighborhood that is now considered idyllic by many.

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Exonerated ‘Central Park Five’ member Yusef Salaam wins New York City Council seat

After false accusation led to 15 years in prison, Yusef Salaam has been voted onto the New York City council.

In this photo from childhood, Oronde McClain wears a protective helmet as he heals from a gunshot injury. At age 10, he was struck in the back of the head with a stray bullet that shattered his skull. Today, he remains partly paralyzed on his right side and still experiences seizures and PTSD. (Photo courtesy Oronde McClain)

Children Who Survive Shootings Endure Huge Health Obstacles and Costs

A new study has found that adolescents who survive firearm injuries are at an increased risk for mental health issues such as substance use disorder. Survivors and their families, who also suffer in the aftermath, must contend with medical needs that largely go unmet.