Walt Disney World to host world’s largest LGBTQ+ conference amid criticism from DeSantis
The decision to hold the conference in Florida was made in 2019, according to a spokesperson for Out & Equal.
Southern California city pays $750K after police accused of painting swastika
The officers, who have left the force, each pleaded not guilty and are awaiting trial on conspiracy and vandalism charges.
San Francisco lawmakers consider funding reparations for slavery: $5 million per Black person
San Francisco could become the first major U.S. city to fund reparations for slavery and systemic racism as the idea gains traction across the country.
San Francisco school district may move back 2024 spring break to accommodate EID holiday
San Francisco students' spring break may be moved back next year to accommodate the Eid holiday, the San Francisco Board of Education voted Tuesday.
Noose found at Kaiser Permanente in Gilroy, hospital says
A noose was discovered in a parking lot of Kaiser hospital in Gilroy, prompting an investigation, the hospital confirmed.
A hate crime lays bare Hawaii’s complicated race relations
Two Native Hawaiian men wouldn’t have brutally beaten a man if he weren’t white, a U.S. judge said Thursday in sentencing them to yearslong prison terms for a hate crime in a case that reflects Hawaii’s nuanced and complicated relationship with race.
Californians await key decisions from reparations task force
Nearly two years into the California reparations task force’s work, the group still has yet to make key decisions that will be at the heart of its final report recommending how the state should apologize and compensate Black residents for the harms caused by slavery and discrimination.
San Mateo County to cover living costs of Half Moon Bay shooting victims' families
San Mateo County supervisors voted unanimously to earmark $750,000 to cover living and housing expenses of victims' families in the deadly Half Moon Bay mass shooting.
Redwood City offering course on bystander intervention to help combat hate crime
The Redwood City Public Library offers a range of courses, including one on bystander intervention.
San Francisco ponders reparations for Black residents
San Francisco's African American Reparations Advisory Committee is preparing to present its initial report to that city's supervisors.
Student's 'racist' joke at East Bay school mocks Black History Month with cotton balls
A student brought cotton balls to Diablo View Middle School allegedly to mock the celebrations of Black History Month, school officials said.
Students from 2 Philadelphia schools recorded using racist language in social media video
Saint Hubert Catholic High School and Franklin Towne Charter High School, both in Philadelphia, released statements condemning the video and students' actions.
‘Queen of salsa’ Celia Cruz to appear on US quarter
Celia Cruz is one of many women being featured on U.S. quarters as part of the American Women Quarters Program. Here are the other women honorees announced for next year’s coins.
Democratic-backed Connecticut bill would ban 'Latinx' term
A group of Hispanic lawmakers in Connecticut has proposed that the state follow Arkansas' lead and ban the term "Latinx" from official government documents, calling it offensive to Spanish speakers.
Black Americans weigh in on what’s needed to overcome racial inequality
Many say key institutions would need to be rebuilt, and that voting is one of the most effective ways to bring about change.
Siebel Newsom and Stanford launch playbook to increase gender diversity
As more women take top corporate jobs, there are also calls for more representation on corporate boards of directors.
Black History Month 2023 theme highlights Black resistance in America
Every year, the Association for the Study of African American Life and History (ASALH) chooses the theme for Black History Month.
Richmond High students protest use of racial slur after substitute teacher fired
Hundreds of students at Richmond High School participated in a peaceful protest on campus Tuesday, one day after a substitute teacher was fired for attacking a student.
In Pakistan, trans men search for inclusion, visibility
Aman, a 22-year-old transgender man from the eastern Pakistani city of Lahore, says he was always close to his father. When he was little and it was cold out, his father held his hands to warm them. When he was at university, his father would wait until he got home to eat dinner together, regardless of how late it was.
MLK Day: Rev. Bernice King calls for change, bold action instead of just words
America has honored Martin Luther King Jr. with a federal holiday for nearly four decades yet still hasn’t fully embraced and acted on the lessons from the slain civil rights leader, his youngest daughter said Monday.