The U.S. Olympic and Paralympic Committee will not sanction athletes for raising their fists or kneeling during the national anthem at Olympic trials, previewing a contentious policy it expects to stick to when many of those same athletes head to Tokyo this summer.
Gretta Jackson said the road these past 20 years wasn't easy but it was worth it as she got a title nobody has: the first Black woman to own an Outback Steakhouse in the Detroit area.
This year's commemoration of a pivotal moment in the fight for voting rights for African Americans will honor four giants of the civil rights movement who lost their lives in 2020, including the late U.S. Rep. John Lewis.
Maryland Governor Larry Hogan issued a proclamation Friday that recognizes February 20, which is the anniversary of Frederick Douglass’ death, as "Civil Rights Heroes Day."
A baseball task force has recommended seven Negro Leagues for official recognition as major leagues.
Jalen and Keyonna Seawright dressed up their two daughters to model Black female leaders for Black History Month.
Nearly every new data metric shows the race to vaccinate against COVID-19 is just as unequal as the virus's disproportionate attack on communities of color in the United States.
Ulta Beauty has announced a new initiative surrounding diversity and inclusiveness regarding its products promising to double the Black-owned brands found in its stores.
The Smithsonian's Anacostia Community Museum has an exhibit featuring the contributions of African American men on the 6th Street Campus of Ron Brown High School and the Deanwood Community Center until May 31.
While Black male prosecutors in Prince George’s County and across the nation are defending the law, many also have experience facing micro-aggressions. That’s why now they’re working to improve the overall justice system.
An activist group teamed up with artist Don Perlis to install a billboard in D.C. to commemorate the death of George Floyd – and to call out for social justice.
A Norwegian lawmaker has nominated the Black Lives Matter movement for the 2021 Nobel Peace Prize for bringing attention to racial inequities around the world, while dismissing the riots and violence done in the name of the movement.
There are not only problems with vaccine distribution, but equity issues are emerging with the rollout across the D.C. region.
Jennifer King said Washington Football Team Head Coach Ron Rivera stopped by her office to tell her she was getting a promotion while she was preparing for a game during the 2020 season. She was excited but went right back to work. That right there shows her dedication and how humble she is.
By Wednesday afternoon, a Howard University graduate will be vice president of the United States of America – and her fellow alums couldn’t be any happier.
A Fairfax County judge believes pictures of white judges in a courtroom comes off as biased against defendants of color.
A Black defendant's right to a fair trial would be harmed if the jury heard the case in a courtroom lined with portraits of white jurists, a northern Virginia judge has ruled.
Taunted by an act of racism last weekend, a D.C. church community came together in defiance on Friday to re-hang a Black Lives Matter banner.
A state panel has recommended that a statue of civil rights hero Barbara Johns represent Virginia in the Statuary Hall collection at the U.S. Capitol instead of Confederate Gen. Robert E. Lee
Dr. Kizzmekia Corbett earned her place in the history books for her pivotal work in producing one of the first coronavirus vaccines that could pave the way to ending the global COVID-19 pandemic.