Race in America

A rusted fence surrounds the Varick Memorial AME Zion Church.

Historic Black churches receive $4 million in preservation grants

Churches across the U.S. will each receive tens of thousands of dollars to aid in restoring their historic house of worship.

 | AP

Demonstrators hold signs protesting Asian hate crimes

Federal agencies address Asian hate crimes

The White House Initiative on Asian Americans Native Hawaiians and Pacific Islanders is the first national plan of its kind.

 | Mary Chao

Headstones at a cemetery

Efforts underway across the US to uncover, preserve Black cemeteries

The Black Cemetery Network is a growing database of documented projects to uncover and restore Black cemeteries across the country.

 | Liz Gold

A nurse checks on Carol Turner as she receives an IV during a clinic trial

New Alzheimer's drug study seeking more diverse volunteers

Research efforts try to understand why older Black Americans are twice as likely as older White Americans to have Alzheimer's or other dementia.

 | Lindsey Theis

Martin Luther King III, center, the son of Martin Luther King Jr., accompanied by his wife Arndrea Waters King

MLK Jr.'s family reflects on his legacy, goals for our nation

In Washington Monday, members of the King Family recalled their father's goals to eradicate the "three evils": poverty, racism, and violence.

 | Amber Strong

A handwritten copy of "Letter from Birmingham Jail" is displayed at the preview of "The Martin Luther King Collection."

'Letter from Birmingham Jail': The injustice of silence

Today, that letter written from the inside of a cell, has been reproduced dozens of times and read annually by members of the U.S. Senate.

 | Amber Strong

Two men look at their phones outside of City National Bank.

Justice Department settles $31 million redlining case in Los Angeles

The DOJ settlement — the largest in its history — was in regards to allegations City National Bank redlined from 2017 to at least 2020.

 | James Packard

Assistant A.G. of the DOJ's Civil Rights Division and U.S. Attorney Martin Estrada of the California central division

Bank to pay $31M redlining settlement, DOJ's largest ever

The DOJ says City National Bank avoided marketing and underwriting mortgages in majority Black and Latino neighborhoods in Los Angeles County.

 | AP

The Bruce family attend the dedication ceremony for Bruce's Beach.

Family To Sell Bruce's Beach Back To Los Angeles County For $20M

Charles and Willa Bruce's beachfront land was taken under eminent domain in the 1920s. Los Angeles County gave it back to the family last year.

 | James Packard

A woman lights candles in celebration of Kwanzaa

Kwanzaa Celebrations Shine Light On Community And Culture

For more than 50 years, the day after Christmas has marked the celebration of family, life and culture in the African American community.

 | Amber Strong

An image of Purdue University Northwest Chancellor Thomas Keon is shown.

Purdue Northwest Chancellor Stays Despite Faculty Push For Resignation

Purdue University Northwest Chancellor Thomas Keon told a racist joke during graduation, and he's staying put despite more calls for his removal.

 | Cat Sandoval

Purdue University Northwest Chancellor Thomas Keon gives a speech.

Purdue Northwest Chancellor Apologizes For 'Offensive' Speech Remark

In a graduation speech, Purdue University Northwest Chancellor Thomas Keon seemed to "make up" a language mocking Asian Americans.

 | Cat Sandoval

A "#StopAsianHate" sign hangs on a car window.

Orange County Leaders Share Why They Declared Racism A Health Crisis

The California county's board of supervisors formally declared racism a public health crisis, but not all residents were on board with the claim.

 | Cat Sandoval

President Joe Biden

President Biden To Sign Same-Sex, Interracial Marriage Bill

The White House promised musical performances to celebrate bipartisan legislation that reflects growing acceptance of same-sex unions.

 | AP

Picture of the book "Orientalism."

Another Insitution Is Taking 'Oriental' Out Of Its Name

In 2016, President Obama signed a law removing the word "Oriental" from federal language and replacing it with "Asian Americans."

 | Cat Sandoval

Rep. Hakeem Jeffries

Hakeem Jeffries To Become Youngest, 1st Black Congressional Leader

Jeffries, 52, is set to become the new leader of Democrats in the House of Representatives as Speaker Nancy Pelosi steps down.

 | Alexandra Miller

A crowd gathers as police investigate after a shooting at a supermarket in Buffalo, New York.

Buffalo Gunman Pleads Guilty In Racist Supermarket Massacre

He pleaded guilty to all the charges in the grand jury indictment, including murder, murder as a hate crime and hate-motivated domestic terrorism.

 | AP

Cherokee Nation Chief Chuck Hoskin Jr.

House Considers Adding 1st Non-Voting Delegate For Cherokee Nation

There's an agreement within the 1835 Treaty of Echota that calls for the U.S. to give the Cherokee Nation a delegate in the House of Representatives.

 | Jamal Andress

Democratic candidate for Georgia Governor Stacey Abrams

Black Women Are Voting, Running For Office More Than Ever

Author Charity Elder spoke with Newsy to discuss what's behind this growing trend.

 | Scripps News Staff

Halle Bailey as Ariel in Disney's "The Little Mermaid."

New Little Mermaid Inspires Diversity In Halloween Costumes

Some content creators are encouraging anyone and everyone to dress up as Ariel, after the new Little Mermaid trailer inspired Black girls.

 | Cat Sandoval

Workers bring equipment to the site where excavation takes place at Oaklawn Cemetery.

Excavation Crews Begin Second Search For Tulsa Race Massacre Victims

This week, search crews began digging in a second part of Oaklawn Cemetery.

 | Aimee Reece and Lindsay Tuchman

Florida Democratic gubernatorial candidate Charlie Crist and Gov. Ron DeSantis

Florida Candidates Hoping To Win Over Hispanic Voters In Midterms

As midterms get underway, Florida candidates are hoping to sway Hispanic voters at the polls.

 | Alexandra Miller

Empty seats of Angeles City Council members Gil Cedillo and Kevin de Leon are seen in the chamber

Los Angeles Council Censures Members Amid Racism Scandal

Nury Martinez, Gil Cedillo and Kevin de León were recorded last year making crude, bigoted comments and scheming against Black residents and renters.

 | AP and Scripps News Staff

L.A. Police Investigating If Racist Recording Was Taped Illegally

Council President Nury Martinez, along with Councilman Kevin de León and Councilman Gil Cedillo, were recorded last year making racist remarks.

 | AP

A group prays during a small ceremony as remains from a mass grave are re-interred at Oaklawn Cemetery

Exhumations Resume For DNA To ID Tulsa Race Massacre Victims

The 14 sets of remains will be sent to a forensics lab in Utah that is helping scientists match victims to descendants through genetic testing.

 | AP

Sammy Yuen teaching classes of self-defense.

Self-Defense Class Teaches Older Asian Americans How To Fight Back

The number of AAPIs aged 65 and older is expected to grow by more than 350% in the next 50 years.

 | Scripps News Staff

woman holds a sign and attends a rally to support stop AAPI (Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders) hate

Why Are Hate Crimes Against Asian Americans On The Rise?

Experts say the trope of Asian Americans as perpetual foreigners and treated as "others" continues today with dangerous consequences.

 | Cat Sandoval

Former Minneapolis police officer J. ALexander Kueng

Ex-Cop J. Alexander Kueng Pleads Guilty In George Floyd Killing

J. Alexander Kueng is the second officer to plead guilty to the state charge, following Thomas Lane, who pleaded guilty earlier this year.

 | AP and Scripps News Staff and Jamal Andress

Volunteers distribute cases of water at a community/fraternal drive-thru water distribution site in Jackson, Mississippi

EPA Civil Rights Case Targets Mississippi Over Jackson Water

The announcement came days after leaders of two congressional committees said they were starting a joint investigation into the crisis.

 | AP

Acting Los Angeles City Council President Mitch O'Farrell discusses the ongoing scandal of racist remarks coming to light.

L.A. Politicians To Lose Committee Positions Over Race Scandal

The two men have refused widespread calls to step down despite condemnation that led the City Council president to resign last week.

 | AP