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Richmond Boulevard Renamed to Honor Arthur Ashe

The tennis great is honored via a series of events in his hometown of Richmond, Virginia.

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New Center Will Celebrate Heritage of the Mohawk Nation of Akwesasne

A grant from the National Endowment for the Arts breathes new life into how the Saint Regis Mohawk Tribe showcases its culture.

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Abortion 'Gag Rule' Goes Into Effect

Abortion providers in 49 states will lose federal money if they refer patients for the medical procedure.

Janet Mock. Black woman with long hair in black and pink dress, standing in front of a white and back backdrop.

Janet Mock Makes History With Massive Netflix Deal

The “Pose” producer is the first transgender woman to sign a creator-in-charge deal at a leading entertainment company.

Bryan Stevenson. Black man in gray jacket suit, black pants and tie, white shirt, standing on the steps of a courthouse.

EXCLUSIVE: Powerful Clip From HBO Doc on Bryan Stevenson's Liberatory Work

In “True Justice,” the Equal Justice Initiative founder connects the dots between enslavement and death sentences for Black people—and breaks down why he is committed to ending mass incarceration.

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California Governor Apologizes to Native Americans for Genocide

Gavin Newsom: “We can never undo the wrongs inflicted on the peoples who have lived on this land that we now call California since time immemorial, but we can work together to build bridges, tell the truth about our past and begin to heal deep wounds.”

Wide shot of large group of casually dressed Black people at a barbecue in a grassy field.

Advocacy Groups On the Importance of Celebrating Juneteenth

“The relative obscurity of Juneteenth in our national dialogue serves as a reminder that White supremacy is still entrenched in how Americans understand our history—and its impact on the present.”

 Dr. Yashica Robinson. Black woman in white suit and black shirt sits at microphone with people behind her.

The Stakes Podcast Speaks to Alabama's Sole Abortion Provider

Host Kai Wright tours one of just three clinics that provide the medical procedure in the entire state.

Joy Harjo. Middle-aged Native American woman with long dark hair and black top.

Joy Harjo is Nation's First Native American Poet Laureate

The author and performer says that “words are powerful and can make change.”

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Even More on Reparations: Watch This Forum Featuring Leading Activists, Live

The ACLU-sponsored gathering includes Dr. Ron Daniels, convener of National African American Reparations Commission, Kamm Howard, a co-chairperson of NCOBRA, Danny Glover and more. 

Sheila Jackson Lee. Black woman with goddess braid crown in yelow jacket with black and white details sits behind a microphone.

LIVESTREAM: House Hearing on Reparations

The House Committee on the Judiciary hears testimony on the path to restorative justice for Black people in America.

A young boy wearing a school backpack and purple t-shirt walks with a Mexican immigration agent.

Students Who Speak Indigenous Languages Disadvantaged in Schools

Migrant children are often pushed into special education classrooms due to a lack of translators and a weak infrastructure.

Frank LaMere. Older Native American man in yellow, blue and red-stripes at podium with long gray hair blowing.

Native American Activist Frank LaMere Dead at 69

The Nebraska native who fought for Indigenous children and against police brutality lost his battle with cancer.

Jeni Rivera. Middle-aged Latinx woman with blond hair.

Jenni Rivera Biopic In the Works

The world-famous Banda singer will be celebrated via a film penned by the screenwriter who created “What’s Love Got to Do with It.”

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ICYMI: HIV Prevention Drug PrEP to Be Covered by Most Insurance Plans

At $2,000 per month, the pill is currently inaccessible to most of the people who are at highest risk of contracting HIV.

Woman wearing ripped blue jeans and a baseball cap stands with a group of people on the street as she holds a green sign that says, "Free the children."

READ: Asylum-Seeker Sues Gov't for Family Separation, Clears Path for Justice

Suny Rodríguez was lead plaintiff in a federal lawsuit that accused immigration officials of “extreme and outrageous” mistreatment of detainees.

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Two Popular Hawai‘i State Parks Reopen Following 2018 Flood

Kaua‘i island’s Hāʻena State Park and Nāpali Coast State Wilderness Park welcome visitors back after a 2018 flood forced them to close.

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NYC Funds Abortions For People From States With Restrictive Bans

It is the first time a city has used its budget to step into the national abortion battle.

Bill Cosby. Older Black man with gray beard, wearing green cap and black top.

Twitter Users Return Bill Cosby's Father's Day Message to Sender

Cosby, who is serving prison time for sexual assault, thought the holiday was a great time to talk to the world about strengthening communities.

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Tracee Ellis Ross to Helm 'Jodie,' a Spinoff of '90s Classic 'Daria'

The Emmy-winning actress will introduce Jodie Landon, the wry, self-aware Black friend of Daria Morgendorffer, to a new generation. It will be the first adult animated series to feature a Black woman in nearly 20 years.