Civil Rights & Social Justice

The Black Student Union, or BSU, at the University of Washington helped connect the Black Panther Party to Seattle.

Jason DeSimas, Jason Stanley, Randy Smith and Daniel Dorson previously each pleaded guilty to one count of committing a hate crime.

Joey David George telephoned multiple grocery stores in Buffalo, New York, and threatened to shoot Black people in the stores.

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Pioneering journalists Alice Dunnigan and Ethel Payne will be posthumously honored by the White House Correspondents’ Association.


Emanuel Fair lost more than eight years of his life—which he spent in lockup without a single conviction. Fair is now suing everyone involved with his imprisonment. 

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The Black Future Co-op Fund has donated $1.05 million to Black women-led organizations on the frontlines fighting for justice in Washington.

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Tiffany Capri Hainesworth made history as the first Black woman to solely own a tequila brand.

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Howard University was gifted a $5 million endowment from alumni couple Eddie C. Brown and C. Sylvia Brown.

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A Washington park has been renamed to honor Rosa Franklin; the state’s first Black woman senator.

14-year-old twins Emzayia and Zyeshauwne Feazell say they were subjugated to humiliation after their social studies teacher required their class to clean cotton for a class project while learning about the cotton gin.

Investigators uncovered a dark and disturbing case in which a Washington foster mother, 31-year-old Sophie Hartman, made her daughter undergo unnecessary medical treatments over the course of four years.

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Legendary director and actress Phylicia Rashad has been appointed to serve as the dean of Howard University’s College of Fine Arts.