Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell suggested Black Americans aren't actually Americans when he said about the voting rights filibuster, "If you look at the statistics, African American voters are voting in just as high a percentage as Americans."
Researchers found that Black Americans who have spent time behind bars were 65% more likely to die prematurely than their white counterparts.
A recent study conducted by psychiatrist Paul Nestadt found that while suicides among White Marylanders decreased by 45 percent between early March and May, rates of suicide-related deaths among Black people in the state spiked by 94 percent during the same time period.
From Tommie Smith and John Carlos' Black Power salute to Gabby Douglas becoming the first African American to win an individual gymnastics title, Black Americans have undeniably had some of the most iconic moments in Olympics history.
Here are five ways COVID-19 has disproportionately affected Black Americans and how where we were in March 2020 compares to where we are now.
Research confirms that stress from racism, particularly experienced early in life, can affect the mental and physical health disparities seen among Black Americans.
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