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A rally outside the Supreme Court in support of affirmative action on Oct. 31. (Allison Shelley)

The role of HBCUs in a post-affirmative action America

If the Supreme Court overturns affirmative action and fewer Black people can access higher education, HBCUs may struggle to attain teachers.

Yvonne Strahovski as Serena Joy Waterford in "The Handmaid's Tale." (Photo courtesy of Hulu)

Serena Joy of ‘The Handmaid’s Tale’ is the epitome of white people who don’t care until it happens to them

White people on the screen and streets often remain silent as others’ rights are impeded–until it impacts them, of course.

Body bags and names of those who died in DOC custody this year (Tandy Lau)

Closing Rikers: 18th Jail Death Leads to 18-hour Protest

Activists want change after a recent spate of inmate deaths at Riker’s Island, New York’s main prison complex.

The Obama Presidential Center under construction on Nov. 10, 2022. (Brian Cassella / Chicago Tribune via Getty Images)

Noose found at Obama Presidential Center site, pausing construction, builders say

Despite leaving the Oval Office, President Obama and his related projects remain a target for racial violence.

Comedian and actor Chris Rock will be the first to stream a special live on Netflix (Contour RA)

Chris Rock Sets Live Netflix Comedy Special

Netflix has announced its foray into live streaming content, starting with a comedy special by Chris Rock.

Maryland Gov.-elect Wes Moore celebrates his win at an election night event in Baltimore on Tuesday. (Bryan Woolston / AP)

Here are the Black candidates who made history on election night

Several Black candidates, including two in Maryland, made history after winning races in the 2022 midterm elections.

Georgia voters will return to the polls in December as the state's top two Senate candidates head to a runoff. (Megan Varner / Getty Images)

Black Georgia voters say the Walker-Warnock runoff leaves them with a burden to ‘save the Senate’ again

By Curtis Bunn, NBC News ATLANTA — Aaron Jones took a deep breath when he emerged from the public library on Ponce de Leon Avenue here into the warm Georgia sun after casting his votes in the midterm elections on Tuesday afternoon. By late that evening, he was anxiety-ridden and befuddled as Democrat Sen. Raphael Warnock was engaged in…

WBNA athlete Britney Griner was arrested and convicted for drug trafficking in Russia.

Brittney Griner moved to Russian penal colony, lawyer says

Brittney Griner’s plight in Russia continues after being convicted on drug charges. Now, the basketball player has been moved to a penal colony.

On Nov. 8, Alabama voted on whether to ratify a recompiled Alabama Constitution that strips racist language and deletes repealed and redundant sections. (AP Photo/Kim Chandler)

Slavery rejected in some, not all, states where it was on the ballot

Residents of several states recently voted on prison labor measures, ultimately deciding whether modern slavery would remain legal.

PBS Wisconsin's Why Race Matters is one forum for learning about racial topics.

Q&A: Designing the set for ‘Why Race Matters’

Caitlin Short talks about designing the set for PBS’ “Why Race Matters,” a show that highlights issues impacting Black Wisconsinites.

Justice Ketanji Brown Jackson's first opinion was part of a decision released Monday.Eric Lee / Bloomberg via Getty Images file

Ketanji Brown Jackson sides with death row inmate in first opinion

Ketanji Brown Jackson, the newest Supreme Court Justice, recently spoke out for an Ohio inmate who appealed his death sentence.

Monuments can be traumatizing to some communities

Artist Michelle Browder Is Soon to Open A Museum and Clinic in Honor of The “Mothers of Gynecology”

Michelle Browder didn’t just make a monument to the enslaved women who were experimented on. She is building a museum and clinic, too.

Conerly inspired her students with a white coat ceremony (Gray’s Southern Image Photography)

STEM Is the Future. So How Do We Get More Black Kids Involved?

A grant allowed principal Alicia Conerly to engage her students with STEM, but not every Black child has that opportunity.

People line up to vote in New Orleans in Nov 2020. (Gerald Herbert / AP file)

Louisiana evokes blood purity laws in new effort to undercut Black vote

When some Louisiana lawmakers realized they couldn’t sway the vote by changing districts, they decided to change what it means to be Black.

The Columbia Journalism Review unveiled a tool on Thursday, Nov. 3, 2022 that calculates the number of stories your disappearance would net, based on demographics. (AP Photo)

‘How much press are you worth?’ New calculator tackles inequality in missing persons stories

You can now calculate how much media coverage your disappearance would inspire and compare it to the coverage of the media’s darlings–white women and girls.

The East New York Community Land Trust hopes to inspire the community to take action over land and buildings (Contributed photo from East New York Community Land Trust)

Buy The Block: ‘Greenlining’ in communities of color

Several housing initiatives aim to give New York residents more control over their homes and communities.

The Nederlander Organization unveiled Broadway's new Lena Horne Theatre on Tuesday. (Dia Dipasupil/Getty Images)

Lena Horne becomes first Black woman to have a Broadway theater named after her

A Broadway theater now bears the name of the late Lena Horne, a talented actor who graced the stage for seven decades.

Porter Burks was shot by police 38 times. (Courtesy Geoffrey N. Fieger)

Family of Detroit man killed by police during mental health crisis sues city and 5 officers for $50 million

Porter Burks lost his life after police fired upon him over three dozen times after responding to a mental health check.

The U.S. Supreme Court is shown June 21, 2021 in Washington, DC. (Photo by Win McNamee/Getty Images)

U.S. Supreme Court justices cast doubt on affirmative action in college admissions

Despite the benefit of affirmative action for students of color, the policy’s future remains unsure in the hands of conservative justices.

Ads like this one from Newport targeted Black youth and smokers

Tobacco Companies Pushed Deadly Menthol Products on Black Smokers. That Could End Soon

The Food and Drug Administration hopes to ban menthol cigarettes, which may may smoking less appealing to Black Americans.

Even if disabled Black Americans can get a housing voucher, landlords may rent to a white person, instead (Photo by Ivan Samkov/ Pexels.)

Black and Disabled? Good Luck Finding Affordable Housing

Affordable housing is hard to come by, especially for disabled Black folks who may not qualify for or have to wait years for assistance.