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Bank to pay $31M redlining settlement, DOJ’s largest ever
In a historic ruling, City National Bank owes $31 million to people of color who were unfairly denied mortgages.
HBCUs are getting creative to meet growing student housing demand
HBCUs have to find creative ways to house students after an increase in enrollment over the last few years.
One civil rights icon has been overlooked in history books. His family is trying to change that.
Rev. Frederick Douglas Reese was a significant player in Selma during the Civil Rights Movement, and his grandsons are ensuring people know.
Outrage mounts in D.C. after man fatally shoots boy, 13, he suspected was breaking into cars
A man who fatally shot a young Black boy in Washington, D.C., might face charges for the boy’s death during an “interaction.”
Why the Bruce’s Beach $20 million sale isn’t a model for reparations
Andrew W. Kahrl recognizes the significance of Bruce Beach changing hands, yet he also realizes it isn’t the path forward for reparations.
Black Golden Globes winners bring ‘Black Girl Magic’ and more to the awards show
Quinta Brunson and Angela Bassett were among the Golden Globe winners bringing “Black Girl Magic” to the spring this season.
Damar Hamlin is released from Ohio hospital after his cardiac arrest
Fans who have been waiting with bated breath for Bills’ safety Damar Hamlin’s release from the hospital after a heart attack can now exhale.
Lawyers for Dr. Dre tell Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene to stop using his music
The musician demand that Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene stop using one of his songs because he doesn’t allow any politicians to do so.
Mississippi agency denies NAACP’s water discrimination claim
One Mississippi department denies racism played a role in Jackson’s water crisis despite an NAACP claim on behalf of residents.
Trial set for Black soldier suing police over violent stop
One U.S. Army soldier is heading to trial against the officer who allegedly illegally detained and assaulted the servicemember in 2020.
Phoenix police to probe detainment of Black Wall Street Journal reporter
One publication wants answers from Phoenix police after their reporter was detained in a cop car while doing his job.
Black News in 2022: A Year of Firsts, Finallys, and Frustration
Take a look at some of the most notable news stories that impacted the Black community in the USA and beyond in 2022.
Justice Jackson working on a memoir, titled ‘Lovely One’
The most recent Supreme Court justice, Ketanji Brown Jackson, has announced an upcoming book about her life and experiences.
Bills’ Hamlin in critical condition after collapse on field
Buffalo’s defensive back Damar Hamlin collapsed on the field from a rare heart condition according to medical reports.
Los Angeles to pay $20 million for land previously seized from Black family in 1912
After just a few months, one family has sold California beachfront land back to the same department that sold it to them.
The art of the denial
Racism deniers fall back on several tropes to justify their ignorance of an issue that colors the lives of millions of people every day.
Earth, Wind & Fire drummer Fred White dies at age 67
Fred White, drummer of the Grammy-winning disco band Earth, Wind & Fire has passed away this week.
Anita Pointer of the Pointer Sisters dies at 74
Only one of the Pointer Sisters remains alive after the death of Anita Pointer, a member during the group’s heyday.
Police in schools have outsize effect on Black children, report says
A recent report revealed the impact on students, especially Black ones, whose schools have a police presence, and the results are worrying.
Jan. 6 response would have been ‘vastly different’ if rioters were Black, House sergeant at arms told investigators
The act of domestic terrorism on January 6th and the leniency afforded members of the mob are the definition of white privilege.