(NEW YORK) -- Only 4% of Black-owned businesses in the U.S. survive past the startup stage, even though 20% of Black Americans start businesses, according to a 2020 report by McKinsey and Company, a management consulting company. As the pandemic forced many businesses to close... Read More.
(WASHINGTON) -- As the nation reexamines its long and troubled relationship with race, the National Park Service has opened 16 new locations on the National Underground Railroad Network to preserve the history and stories of Black Americans who escaped from slavery, but often are... Read More.
The ACM Awards aren’t until Sunday, but Jimmie Allen’s already a winner: He was named this year’s New Male Artist of the Year ahead of the ceremony. He’s the first solo Black performer in ACM history to win a New Artist trophy, and he’s... Read More.
By Dr. Mishal Reja, ABC News(NEW YORK) -- As the Derek Chauvin trial is nationally televised and livestreamed this week, Americans have once again been exposed to the May 2020 video of the former police officer driving his knee into... Read More.
By MARLENE LENTHANG, ABC News (NEW YORK) -- WNBA star Renee Montgomery made the life-changing decision last year to leave her 11-year basketball career behind to advocate for racial justice. Though leaving her stellar career with the Atlanta Dream was daunting, she's made... Read More.
BY: MEREDITH DELISO, ABC NEWS (NEW YORK) — An Oklahoma sports announcer was captured during a livestream directing racial slurs and expletives toward members of a girls' high school basketball team who were kneeling during the national anthem. The racist comments came shortly after... Read More.
(LOS ANGELES) -- During a chat about his latest animated hit, Netflix's Disenchantment,Simpsonscreator Matt Groening addressed the controversy over the long-running show's white actors voicing characters of other races. The comments came on the heels of Harry Shearer's announcement that he'd no longer voice Dr.... Read More.
By KELLY MCCARTHY, ABC News (NEW YORK) -- In 2019, when the Toronto Raptors won their first NBA Championship title, the dream moment quickly turned into a nightmare for the team's president, Masai Ujiri.ABC News' Good Morning America anchor Robin Roberts... Read More.
By BEATRICE PETERSON, ABC News (NEW YORK) -- After the Civil War, formerly enslaved families were promised by Union leadership 40 acres and a mule. The offer was never fulfilled, yet a reminder to the centuries-old promise that has remained in Congress for... Read More.
By JON HAWORTH, ABC News (NEW YORK) -- Aunt Jemima is getting a new name, new logo and new look after announcing that it would be dropping the brand name following criticism that it featured a caricature of a Black woman that was... Read More.
By: CATHERINE THORBECKE, ABC News (NEW YORK) -- Walmart and its namesake foundation announced Monday they are distributing $14.3 million to more than a dozen nonprofits that support racial equity.The retailer and the Walmart Foundation pledged to contribute a total... Read More.