Sen. John Cornyn, R-Texas, who introduced the Juneteenth bill along with Rep. Sheila Jackson Lee, D-Texas, praised the passage of the legislation on his Twitter account, writing, “Happy that my bill to recognize Juneteenth as a national holiday just passed the Senate.”
Organizers of the March with Pride event said they wanted to let people know Black Lives Matter and pride are intertwined.
Even though it’s been celebrated for 156 years and is recognized in some form in 47 states and the District of Columbia, Juneteenth is not a federal holiday. But there’s a piece of legislation in Congress trying to change that.
A group of Wauwatosa students is pushing for change and representation within the district. Members of the Black Student Union created a video to help recruit more teachers and staff of color.
The Defense Department will not allow the Pride flag to be flown at installations under its purview.
A Virginia school board held a naming ceremony where they removed the name of a Confederate soldier from a middle school and replaced it with Katherine Johnson — the NASA legend.
Breonna Taylor would have turned 28 on June 5. A Louisville councilwoman and a nonprofit revealed a mural in her honor Friday, and several other events are planned around the city.
The NFL says it stands with the LGBTQ+ community in honor of Pride Month 2021 and shared its famed logo in rainbow colors.
During the commemoration of the 100th anniversary of the Tulsa race massacre, President Joe Biden announced he has tapped Vice President Kamala Harris to lead efforts in stricter voter protection as well as pushing for police reform.
This May 31 and June 1 will mark 100 years since the Tulsa Race Massacre. A White mob stormed a Black neighborhood in Tulsa’s Greenwood District – leaving an estimated 300 people dead. Scholars have called it "the single worst incident of racial violence in American history."
Congress has passed legislation aimed at combating hate crimes against Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders.
During Tuesday's Elmbrook School Board meeting, many parents spoke out against, and some for, critical race theory being incorporated into the curriculum.
"The Capables" is a series of children's books in which all the superheroes are kids with disabilities, and their disabilities are actually what connects them to their superpowers.
Seeing increases in suicide, addiction and domestic violence, many spoke out Saturday, galvanized to make change and help with ways to find balance.
Lin said in Facebook post community was 'tired' of being told Asians don't experience racism
The foundation widely seen as a steward of the Black Lives Matter movement says it took in just over $90 million last year, according to a financial snapshot shared exclusively with The Associated Press.
The Milwaukee Common Council voted unanimously on Tuesday, Feb. 9 to rename the Milwaukee Fire Department Headquarters at 7th and Wells in honor of Alonzo Robinson, Wisconsin's first African American architect.
Brewers vice president of minor league operations Tom Flanagan said Thursday that “to our knowledge, she would be the first” woman to hold her position in an MLB organization.
The Washington Football Team announced on Tuesday that it has hired the first Black female assistant coach in NFL history.
Civil rights groups are celebrating President Joe Biden's swift revocation of a Trump administration order that had banned federal agencies, contractors and recipients of federal funding from conducting certain diversity training.