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Martin Luther King Jr. Day: Where the U.S. and schools stand with segregation

Monday, January 16, 2023

King and Segregation: We take a look at King and the famous "I have a dream" speech and the call for an end to segregation — and how schools are a key example of how intransigent segregation remains.


Young voters helped Democrats win the Senate and other midterm elections

Tuesday, November 15, 2022

Young voters made their voices heard in the midterm vote.


Democrat Wes Moore elected governor in historic Maryland race

Tuesday, November 08, 2022

Wes Moore is the third Black governor to be elected in the country, and the first to serve in Maryland. He defeated Republican Dan Cox for the job, who was endorsed by former President Donald Trump.


Wes Moore looks to make history as Maryland's first Black governor

Friday, November 04, 2022

Along with an otherwise historic Democratic ticket, Wes Moore, a businessman, philanthropist and political newcomer, has a chance to be Maryland's first Black governor.


People who use hair straightening chemicals have an increased risk of cancer

Tuesday, October 25, 2022

In October, the National Institutes of Health reported an increased risk of hormone-related cancers in people who use hair straightening chemicals, which are often Black women.


Biden's pot pardon will help reverse War on Drugs harm to Black people, advocates say

Monday, October 10, 2022

Experts hailed the move as an important first step in righting the wrongs from decades of uneven drug enforcement policy.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.