Members of task force include descendants of slaves who are now prominent lawyers, academics, and politicians to summarise discrimination, calculate compensation, educate the public on its findings, and craft an apology.
Members of Malcolm X's family have made public what they described as a letter written by a deceased police officer stating that the New York Police Department and FBI were behind the 1965 killing of the famed activist and civil rights advocate.
Two days out from the inauguration, President-elect Joe Biden and Vice President-elect Kamala Harris took breaks from their prep to honour the civil rights hero.
After the Capitol Hill mob attack, divisions in the US have been more apparent than ever. Here's a closer look at three crucial periods in US history where political polarisation was at its worst.
Tens of thousands of protesters demanding an end to racial injustice and police brutality thronged Washington, in a sign of a renewed groundswell of anger gripping the nation following a white officer's shooting of African American Jacob Blake.
Sunday found him crossing alone, instead of arm-in-arm with civil rights and political leaders, after his coffin was loaded atop a horse-drawn wagon.
In the wake of deaths of black people at the hands of police violence, there is once again a new opportunity to talk about race - the right way.
The gratuitous fixation on rioting won't kill the elephant in the room.
In the face of white supremacist violence and institutional discrimination, various black movements have emerged at various times fighting back for their rights.
Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. struggled to change racial inequality in the US but the country still has American racism.
America's relationship to Islam goes back to the early 1800s, when Muslim slaves fought for their freedom — and there are lessons in it for America today.
US civil rights leaders have said they are fearful President Donald Trump could reverse progress made on civil rights in the United States since Martin Luther King Jr's assassination 50 years ago.
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