BY: BILL HUTCHINSON, ABC NEWS (NEW ORLEANS) — A white man who pleaded guilty to torching three historically Black Louisania churches in a 10-day span was sentenced on Monday to 25 years in federal prison. Holden James Matthews, 22, learned of his fate... Read More.
BY: BILL HUTCHINSON, ABC News(WASHINGTON) -- With tensions already running high over the fatal shooting of a 21-year-old Black man by sheriff's deputies, protests this weekend in Vancouver, Washington, devolved into reported vandalism of businesses and fights between demonstrators demanding... Read More.
BY: ADISA HARGETTROBINSON, ABC News(WASHINGTON) -- Congress has historically been overwhelmingly white and male, but House races in Florida's 24th Congressional District and Georgia's 5th district mark a diversity rarity -- there are only Black women on those ballots.
By CATHERINE THORBECKE, ABC News (CHICAGO) -- McDonald's was hit with a lawsuit from two current franchisees who allege racial discrimination, arguing in court documents that the fast food giant pushed Black franchisees to locations that were "financial suicide missions."The suit... Read More.
By JACQUELINE LAUREAN YATES, ABC News(NEW YORK) -- Target just added to the growing list of big-box retailers offering huge holiday shopping sales events this season.On Thursday, the store unveiled a closer look at its upcoming "Black Friday... Read More.
By DEENA ZARU, ABC News(WASHINGTON) -- Lil Wayne said that he had a "great meeting" with President Donald Trump on Thursday to discuss the Trump administration's proposed "Platinum Plan" for Black America, just days ahead of the 2020 presidential election.
By MEREDITH DELISO and WILL GRETSKY, ABC News(WAKEGAN, Ill.) -- A police officer involved in a fatal shooting in Waukegan, Illinois, did not turn his body-worn camera on until after the deadly confrontation with an unarmed Black couple, footage released... Read More.
By JACQUELINE LAUREAN YATES, ABC News (NEW YORK) -- While holiday shopping will look different this year, retailers have continued to announce earlier Black Friday plans to help everyone get a head start on finding the best deals.Macy's... Read More.
(LOS ANGELES) -- Colin in Black & White has landed its star. The Netflix series surrounding the life and career of civil rights activist and professional football player Colin Kaepernick has cast 17-year-old Jaden Michael in the title role as Kaepernick as a teen. Michael's previous... Read More.
By BILL HUTCHINSON, ABC News(WAUKEGAN, Ill.) -- Body camera video purportedly showing a Waukegan, Illinois, police officer opening fire on a car, leaving an unarmed Black man dead and the mother of his child wounded, is expected to be released... Read More.
BY: MARK OSBORNE AND BILL HUTCHINSON, ABC NEWS(CHICAGO) -- The police officer who opened fire on an unarmed Black couple in Illinois, killing a 19-year-old and seriously injuring his girlfriend, has been fired.The Waukegan, Illinois, officer, who has... Read More.