The proposed ban on menthol cigarettes, long aimed at Black consumers, is crucial to reducing smoking, especially among young people.
President Biden’s signature ended more than 100 years of failed efforts by the federal government to specifically outlaw lynching.
The giant insurer is facing lawsuits from customers, agents and former employees accusing it of racial discrimination.
A judge must decide whether to send the actor to prison after a jury convicted him last year of falsely reporting that he was the victim of a racist and homophobic hate crime in 2019.
A new documentary about Frederick Douglass debuts on HBO. And both the Screen Actors Guild Awards and the N.A.A.C.P. Image Awards air this weekend.
The voting rights decision is further evidence of an impatient conservative majority.
A.J. Baime’s “White Lies” explores the life and times of the civil rights figure Walter F. White.
Body camera footage released by the police in Dayton, Ohio, showed the encounter with Clifford Owensby, who has filed a complaint with the N.A.A.C.P.
The university’s vice chancellor told students the emails, which targeted Black students, were part of a rise in “anti-Black racist incidents” on campus this academic year.
The beloved author wrote many witty epitaphs but never suggested where her remains should end up. Her fans helped complete her ashes’ odyssey.
In her opinions, Justice Sotomayor explains how Supreme Court cases are part of a larger unfolding story of where the country finds itself.
How one writer’s facial hair experiment in quarantine led to a deep consideration of his Blackness.
After two white families claimed a grade calculation error, a Mississippi school added their children as co-valedictorian and co-salutatorian, reviving questions about race and equity.
The judge, Zahid N. Quraishi of New Jersey, said after his selection by President Biden, “Candidly, I would prefer to be the hundredth, if not the thousandth.”
He welcomed the Klan and refused to integrate schools, forging a path that would be followed by Gov. George C. Wallace.
The Windsor Police Department said it was investigating what it called “potential hate crime incidents” after a seventh noose was found at a future fulfillment center.
A Black man was fatally wounded while the authorities were executing warrants. Law enforcement officials are under mounting public pressure.
“There is a responsibility of corporations to ensure that we maintain a stable democracy,” Derrick Johnson said.
New Jersey, a state controlled by Democrats, will offer more than a week of early in-person voting for the first time before November’s election.
Income-share agreements are gaining popularity, but a new analysis highlights how calculations of what borrowers owe can disadvantage minorities.
Advocates are hoping that President Biden will soon come out in favor of banning mint-flavored cigarettes and other tobacco products.
The recent federal lawsuit against Donald Trump and Rudy Giuliani is forcing us into a much-needed history lesson.
The civil rights group brought the suit on behalf of Representative Bennie Thompson of Mississippi, with other Democrats in Congress expected to join as plaintiffs.
The public university in St. George said about one in five recent graduates surveyed had received negative feedback from prospective out-of-state employers about the name.
The pressure on the Democratic president-elect is intense, even as his efforts to ensure ethnic and gender diversity already go far beyond those of President Trump. And it’s coming from all sides.
The network announced this week that its reality shows, including “Big Brother” and “Love Island,” would include more diverse casts starting next season.
The writer’s ashes may be disinterred when the N.A.A.C.P. moves its headquarters to Washington from Baltimore. But where should they go?
The presumptive Democratic nominee has assailed President Trump’s pandemic response and sought to shore up his left flank.
Mark Zuckerberg and Sheryl Sandberg, Facebook’s top executives, engaged in “spin” during a meeting over hate speech, civil rights groups said.
Eddie Bauer, Magnolia Pictures, Ben & Jerry’s and others have suspended campaigns over the platform’s content moderation practices.
Chiefs who promise reform must find a way to satisfy local officials, the police and their union, and a public that is increasingly critical of police tactics and behavior.
Amy Klobuchar, now being considered as a potential vice-presidential candidate, oversaw several cases involving police shootings in Minneapolis during her years as a prosecutor.
Joe being stuck at home during an election year may turn out to be a good thing.
A suspect has been charged in the case, and the police have set up a mediation between the Rev. Keith Caldwell and a police officer who he said was dismissive of the matter.