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Assistant Attorney General of the U.S. Department of Justice's Civil Rights Division Kristen Clarke, left, and United States Attorney Martin Estrada

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.

A rendering of a plan to use shipping containers for housing at Fisk University. (Fisk University)

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.

Martin Luther King Jr. kneels in prayer with the Rev. F.D. Reese and others before going to jail in Selma, Ala. They were arrested Feb. 1, 1965, after protesting Alabama's voter registration requirements. After the prayer, they all marched peacefully to jail. (Bettmann Archive)

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.

Washington forensic sciences investigators at the scene of a shooting.( NBC Washington)

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.”

Descendants of the original owners of Bruce's Beach on the land

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.

Quinta Brunson accepting an award

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.

The Buffalo Bills players pray for teammate Damar Hamlin during the first half of an NFL football game against the Cincinnati Bengals, Monday, Jan. 2, 2023, in Cincinnati. (AP Photo/Jeff Dean)

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.

Dr. Dre

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.

EPA Administrator Michael Regan, right, speaks to reporters at the O.B. Curtis Water Treatment Plant, a Ridgeland, Miss.-based facility near Jackson, Miss., about longstanding water issues that have plagued the city, Nov. 15, 2021. (AP Photo/Rogelio V. Solis, File)

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.

A trial in federal court in Richmond is set to begin Monday, Jan.9, 2023, for the lawsuit filed by the U.S. Army lieutenant, shown in the video, who was pepper sprayed, struck and handcuffed by police during a traffic stop but never arrested.(Windsor Police via AP, File)

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.

Journalist Dion Rabouin. (CNBC)

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.

Supporters cheer Tuesday as the Georgia Senate runoff is called for Sen. Raphael Warnock at an election-night watch party in Atlanta. (Win McNamee / Getty Images)

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.

Supreme Court Justice Ketanji Brown Jackson is working on a memoir. Jackson, the first Black woman appointed to the court, is calling the book “Lovely One." “Mine has been an unlikely journey,” (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin, File)

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.

The Buffalo Bills players pray for teammate Damar Hamlin during the first half of an NFL football game against the Cincinnati Bengals, Monday, Jan. 2, 2023, in Cincinnati. (AP Photo/Jeff Dean)

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.

Southern California beachfront property that was taken from Willa and Charles Bruce, a black couple, through eminent domain a century ago and returned to their heirs in 2022 will be sold back to Los Angeles County for nearly $20 million. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong,File)

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.

Examples of racism denial. (ALEX LASALVIA)

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 performs in the Netherlands in 1979. His death was reported Sunday by his brother and bandmate Verdine White. (Rob Verhorst / Redferns file)

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 in Los Angeles in 2007. (Kevin Winter / Getty Images(

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.

A Fullerton police sergeant stands near the entrance to Richman Elementary School in Fullerton, Calif., on May 25. (Paul Bersebach / Orange County Register via Getty Images)

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.

Demonstrators rally at the U.S. Capitol, on Jan. 6, 2021. (Jose Luis Magana / AP file)

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.

Activists hold up signs at a rally for housing justice in Baltimore, Maryland. (BRIAN O'DOHERTY/YES! MEDIA)

The Grassroots Fight for Housing Justice in Baltimore

Some Baltimore residents can return to their homes after an activist group fought to prevent the buildings from demolishment.