Children who are born into low-income families will be given a trust fund which will deposit $3,200 into a savings account until the child turns 18.
Weightlifter Laurel Hubbard from New Zealand will be the first transgender athlete to ever compete at an Olympic Games.
Even though it’s been celebrated for 156 years and recognized in some form in 47 states and the District of Columbia, Juneteenth did not become a federal holiday until this week.
For the first time in Santa Clara County, most county offices were closed and employees had the day off with pay to celebrate the Juneteenth holiday.
In 1876, Antioch residents drove out the Chinese and burned their homes down.
Watch the San Jose Sharks’ Kurtis Gabriel, and you can see why in his four seasons with three different NHL teams, he’s often described as an enforcer. That’s part of his story, but Gabriel’s also well-known for his support for gay rights.
The Bay Area and the nation are preparing to mark the end of slavery in America with Juneteenth this weekend.
The House voted 415-14 Wednesday to make Juneteenth, or June 19th, the 12th federal holiday. The bill now goes to President Joe Biden’s desk to be signed into law.
The U.S. Department of Education issued a notice of interpretation Wednesday explaining that it will enforce Title IX’s discrimination prohibitions to protect students.
Sen. John Cornyn, R-Texas, who introduced the Juneteenth bill along with Rep. Sheila Jackson Lee, D-Texas, praised the passage of the legislation on his Twitter account, writing, “Happy that my bill to recognize Juneteenth as a national holiday just passed the Senate.”
The Supreme Court asked the Justice Department to weigh in on a case claiming that Harvard discriminates against Asian American applicants.
On Friday, San Jose-Silicon Valley NAACP President Rev. Jethroe Moore II met with his executive team, and told them this day would be his last at the helm.
U.S. support for same-sex marriage has reached an all-time high, Gallup said. And for the first time, a majority of Republicans are also in favor.
A Virginia school board held a naming ceremony where they removed the name of a Confederate soldier from a middle school and replaced it with Katherine Johnson — the NASA legend.
Breonna Taylor would have turned 28 on June 5. A Louisville councilwoman and a nonprofit revealed a mural in her honor Friday, and several other events are planned around the city.
The NFL says it stands with the LGBTQ+ community in honor of Pride Month 2021 and shared its famed logo in rainbow colors.
Secretary of State Shirley Weber noted the opportunity to right a historic wrong that continues today, in the form of large racial disparities in wealth, health and education.
During the commemoration of the 100th anniversary of the Tulsa race massacre, President Joe Biden announced he has tapped Vice President Kamala Harris to lead efforts in stricter voter protection as well as pushing for police reform.
Every June, the LGBTQ+ community and allies celebrate what has become “Pride Month,” which started in the aftermath of the 1969 Stonewall riots.
This May 31 and June 1 will mark 100 years since the Tulsa Race Massacre. A White mob stormed a Black neighborhood in Tulsa’s Greenwood District – leaving an estimated 300 people dead. Scholars have called it "the single worst incident of racial violence in American history."