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Georgetown to Apologize, Offer Preferred Admission to Descendants of Slaves

Georgetown to Apologize, Offer Preferred Admission to Descendants of 272 Slaves it Sold

Student activism has led to Georgetown University taking steps to rectify its historic ties to the enslavement of African Americans.

Stroke Middle-aged African Americans More Likely Than Whites to Die

Middle-aged African Americans More Likely Than Whites to Die of Stroke

A recent study reveals several possible reasons as to why Blacks are significantly more likely to die of a stroke than whites.

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The Perpetual Disconnect Between Trump and the Black Community

Trump has 2 percent of the Black vote, so his campaign conducts a rally in a predominantly Black city. Charles Blow calls outreach “a lie.”

Obama's No Discrimination Advisory to Louisiana Receives Backlash

Obama’s No Discrimination Advisory to Louisiana Receives Backlash

Conservatives slammed the president's advisory that Louisiana not discriminate against minority flood victims — despite race playing a factor during disaster recovery in other areas.

Lynching museum

Thousands of Lynching Victims Honored in First of its Kind Museum

"The smog created by that history of racial inequality continues to compromise our health."

Private prisons

Department of Justice Putting an End to Private Prisons

Highly profitable private prisons, which aided in the increased incarceration of Blacks and Latinos due to racial disparities in sentencing, have been deemed highly unsafe.

Report: Black Families May Need 228 Years to Build Same Wealth of White Families

Report: Black Families May Need 228 Years to Build Same Wealth of White Families

Scholar Chuck Collins talks with DiversityInc about a new report, which found that if public policy changes are not made, Black and Latino families won’t match white wealth for centuries.

FBI Director James Comey blew it in his speech on race in America

Editorial: FBI Director Blows It in Race Speech

FBI Director James Comey gave an unprecedented speech on racial profiling and tensions amongst law enforcement, but then seemingly excused it all.

Court Denies North Carolina Motion to Stay Decision on Racist Voter ID Law

Court Denies North Carolina Motion to Stay Decision on Racist Voter ID Law

In blocking the stay the court "merely returns North Carolina's voting procedure to the status quo prevailing before the discriminatory law was enacted," the order states.

Will Criminal Justice Reform Ever Happen? A Discussion Moderated by Van Jones Offers Answers

Will Criminal Justice Reform Ever Happen? A Discussion Moderated by Van Jones Offers Answers

Coinciding with the DNC, The Dream Corps, #cut50 and Rock the Vote bring together political leaders, community organizers to discuss what it takes to end an era of mass incarceration.

Voter ID law

Texas Voter ID Law Discriminates, Federal Court Rules

Appeals court agrees the Texas law made it harder for Blacks and Latinos to vote and violates the U.S. Voting Rights Act.

Most Voters Blame Trump for Rise in Hatred, One Poll Finds, While Another Confirms His Supporters View Blacks Negatively

Majority of Blacks will “never” vote for Trump, and his supporters think Blacks are “lazy” and “violent.”

One Year After Charleston Shooting: A Victim’s Granddaughter Says ‘Hate Won’t Win’

Alana Simmons tells DiversityInc how her organization and Dr. Bernice A. King will commemorate the deaths of the Emanuel 9.

Michelle Obama: Five Crucial Points of Her Final Commencement Address

The First Lady offered stirring words of wisdom touching on diversity, the dangers of Trump and how President Obama is “the son of a man from Kenya.”

Black Harvard Graduate’s Poetic Speech Goes Viral

A university official told DiversityInc Donovan Livingston “shared an important and urgent message in a powerful way.”

Timothy Foster, jury

Supreme Court Finds Prosecutors Selected All-White Jury to Convict Black Suspect

Prosecutors "were motivated in substantial part by race" in the jury selection process of a trial nearly three decades ago, the Supreme Court concluded.

Donald Trump

Trump’s Record of Hate to Date

Click here for an up-to-date round-up of Donald Trump's hateful rhetoric and insults toward individuals, groups, ethnicities, religions and others during his presidential campaign.

James Greer

Video of Black Man Killed by Police Released Two Years Later

"It's definitely wrongful death. … The officers were clearly negligent. You have a person who is not aggressive, who never swung at officers, and they are using tasers repeatedly."