Russell marched with the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., spoke out against segregation in Boston public schools and backed Muhammad Ali in his opposition to the Vietnam War.
Griner, the W.N.B.A. star, pleaded guilty to drug charges in Russia on Thursday. But her supporters are still determined to fight to bring her home.
The federal data shows a recent spike in assaults, threats and incidents of bias.
Public health experts say the proposal could save hundreds of thousands of lives, especially among Black smokers — 85 percent of whom use menthol products.
Not every killing connects with the culture and activates a mass movement. This one did.
Before Travis McMichael pointed his gun at Ahmaud Arbery, Mr. Arbery had not yelled at him or brandished a weapon, Mr. McMichael acknowledged under cross-examination.
One defense lawyer objected to the Rev. Jesse Jackson’s presence in court. Another said jurors looked sympathetically at Ahmaud Arbery’s mother as she sobbed at the sight of her son’s photo.
Kevin Gough argued that the Rev. Al Sharpton’s presence in court was intimidating to the jury. “We don’t want any more Black pastors coming in here,” he said.
Voters seem most concerned about quality of life issues and public safety. They are also trying to figure out ranked-choice voting.
Demonstrations across the city took on varied tones throughout the day, a mix of frustration, celebration and sadness.
At Harlem Hospital, about half of the staff that’s eligible for a Covid-19 vaccine has received one, reflecting a wariness in the Black community.
With the Rev. Al Sharpton playing host in Harlem, the crowded field of Democratic candidates tried to sell themselves and inspire a battered city.
More than three years after his exit, the 44th president of the United States is back on a political battlefield he longed to leave.
We remember George Perry Floyd Jr.
All that is needed for rebellion against relentless oppression is a spark.
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.