iStock/FrankvandenBerghBY: KARMA ALLEN, ABC News (NEW YORK) — A New York state firefighter filed a discrimination lawsuit against the North Tonawanda Fire Department, saying he was bullied for his disability and harassed for making safety complaints against the department. North Tonawanda firefighter Michael Zellner filed a complaint with the New York Division of Human Rights […]

iStock/Sean PavoneBY: KARMA ALLEN (WASHINGTON) — Milwaukee’s outgoing health commissioner said she faced racism and received threats during her tenure — events she said contributed to her decision to resign last week. Dr. Jeanette Kowalik said she received anti-Black and anti-immigration threats from white supremacists and was faced with a racist and toxic environment as […]

ABC NewsBy DEVIN DWYER and JACQUELINE YOO, ABC News (FAIRFAX, Va.) — The largest and most diverse public university in Virginia is overhauling how it handles issues of race on campus. After a summer of protests and public health crises, George Mason University in Fairfax, Virginia, is piloting an aggressive anti-racism agenda that school officials […]

Jim Bennett/Getty ImagesMichelle Obama is sharing her “exhausting” experience with racism as a Black woman in America, both in and out of the White House. On the latest episode of The Michelle Obama podcast, the former first lady, joined by her longtime friends Kelly Dibble, Denielle Pemberton-Heard and Dr. Sharon Malone, discussed the recent bird-watching incident in Central Park where a […]

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ABC NewsBY: KELLY MCCARTHY, ABC NEWS (NEW YORK) — A young Black boy from Maryland went viral for his powerful, poetic prose, which captured the heavy atmosphere of racial injustice in the United States. Like so many Americans, Josiah Wheeler — an 11-year-old musician and artist — was saddened and frustrated by the death of […]

Jeff Kravitz/FilmMagic for HBOIn a wide-ranging interview with Vulture, Westworld star Thandie Newton pulls no punches about coming up in the not-so-old, bad old days of Hollywood, and abuses she suffered as a result.  Now 47, the actress isn’t holding back: “So careful what you do, everybody…Because you might find yourself f***ing over a little brown girl at […]

Emma McIntyre/Getty Images for The Art of ElysiumAfter celebrating Juneteenth, Stevie Wonder reflects on the current racial tensions in the world as he pushes for the Black Lives Matter movement to take action in an impassioned YouTube video, titled “The Universe Is Watching Us.” The legendary musician begins by quoting lyrics from his 1973 classic, “Visions,” as he imagines a foreseeable ending […]

brazzo/iStockBy AARON KATERSKY and EMILY SHAPIRO, ABC News (BOSTON) — Boston’s mayor declared racism an emergency and a public health crisis in an executive order on Friday. Mayor Marty Walsh vowed to “increase equity in public safety and public health” and promised that city officials will start “a conversation that can produce lasting, systemic change […]

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