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Wrongful convictions disproportionately affect Black Americans, report shows

Tuesday, September 27, 2022

The Exonerations Report has some disturbing numbers on the rate of exonerations. Black people represent 13.6% of the population, but account for 53% of 3,200 exonerations in the Registry as of Aug. 8.

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Black prison exonerees outpace white counterparts, study says

Tuesday, September 27, 2022

Black Americans are seven times more likely to be victims of police misconduct in high-ranking crimes, such as murder, sexual assault and drug crimes, says the National Registry of Exonerations.

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A quarter of U.S. adults fear being attacked in their neighborhood, a poll finds

Thursday, September 08, 2022

Americans of color were more likely than their white counterparts to say they feared being physically attacked, the NPR/Harvard study shows.

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More than a quarter of U.S. adults say they fear being attacked in their neighborhood

Monday, August 29, 2022

A new Harvard/NPR poll notes that fear is a rising reality among people of color. Americans of color were more likely than white Americans to say they feared being threatened or physically attacked.

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Black gun owners have mixed feelings about the Supreme Court's concealed-carry ruling

Wednesday, July 13, 2022

The United States has often been hostile toward Black gun ownership, but African Americans are the fastest growing demographic of armed weapons buyers in the country.

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A Black family in Maryland navigates the pandemic and inflation with some success

Saturday, July 02, 2022

Tyrone and Michelle Ferrens build some successes out of their complex story.

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A Black family in Maryland is navigating the economic strain

Thursday, June 30, 2022

Record high inflation is affecting millions of American households. A Black family in Maryland keeps perspective — and thrives — during these trying times.

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Three single, gay dads reflect on fatherhood, surrogacy journeys

Sunday, June 19, 2022

For Father's Day, NPR spoke to three, gay single fathers who made the choice to become parents via surrogacy.

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On 2nd anniversary of George Floyd's killing, Black Buffalo residents feel the weight

Wednesday, May 25, 2022

The shooting at a Tops grocery store, which authorities say was motivated by racist hate, brought into sharper focus the weight of being a target.

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It's been 2 years since George Floyd was murdered by police in Minneapolis

Wednesday, May 25, 2022

On the second anniversary of George Floyd's death, Black people continue to be targets of hate. America's race issues are once again at the forefront after the mass shooting in Buffalo, N.Y.

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Journalist who wrote about gun violence was killed in mass shooting in Buffalo

Tuesday, May 24, 2022

The Challenger is a Black-owned, woman-owned newspaper in Buffalo, N.Y. One of its journalists, Katherine Massey, was killed in the grocery store attack this month that left 10 African Americans dead.

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Buffalo plagued by economic neglect, segregation long before shooting, residents say

Monday, May 23, 2022

Buffalo consistently ranks as one of the most segregated cities in the nation.

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The Buffalo shooting exposes the city's economic disparities

Sunday, May 22, 2022

Buffalo is one of the most segregated cities in the country. Those disparities play out in housing, transportation, education, and even whether there are grocery stores near where people live.

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After the Buffalo slayings, parents struggle through talks with their children

Thursday, May 19, 2022

Some of the children want to know how someone could do something so horrible. Others are too young to fully comprehend. Parents say there are no easy answers to the questions the children ask.

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Talking to parents and children about the shooting in Buffalo

Wednesday, May 18, 2022

Buffalo parents and kids — Black and white — talk about the grocery store shooting and how they're handling their grief.

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Montpelier says it's open to parity with slave descendants. Descendants call foul

Wednesday, April 20, 2022

Problems at Montpelier, years in the making, reached a boiling point this week when a number of employees who had supported descendants of the enslaved were fired.

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Jada Pinkett Smith calls for healing after hair joke, Oscars slap

Tuesday, March 29, 2022

The "Red Table Talk" host broke her silence on Tuesday, calling for healing after an insensitive hair joke saw her husband slap a Chris Rock onstage at the Oscars on Sunday night.

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The long history of Black hair in America took center stage at the Oscars

Tuesday, March 29, 2022

Will Smith smacked Chris Rock over an insensitive joke about Jada Pinkett Smith's hair. Many in Black hair care saw it as an unfortunate but important moment.

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Law students praise Ketanji Brown Jackson's poise at the Senate hearings

Friday, March 25, 2022

Ketanji Brown Jackson's posture at the U.S. Senate hearings drew praise from Black law students.

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Black law students react to Judge Jackson navigating GOP senators questions

Friday, March 25, 2022

Judge Ketanji Brown Jackson is the first Black woman in the nation's history to be nominated to the Supreme Court. For many Black future attorneys, her nomination has given them hope.

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