Henrietta Lacks' cancer cells changed the course of modern medicine after they were taken from her without consent or knowledge. The cells were the first living human cells to ever survive and multiply outside the body.
Leading up to his 90th birthday Sunday, the civil rights icon urged people to obey the Ten Commandments to reduce crime, saying older generations should lead.
More than half of people polled said seeing LGBTQ people in ads makes them "more comfortable with people who are different than themselves."
The ruling came after attorneys for the state of Montana asked the judge to reject Zephyr’s attempt to return. She was silenced two weeks ago then banished last week for admonishing Republican lawmakers and encouraging a raucous statehouse protest.
A prestigious medical school will see its first Black woman neurosurgery resident ever.
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.
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.
Many say key institutions would need to be rebuilt, and that voting is one of the most effective ways to bring about change.
Every year, the Association for the Study of African American Life and History (ASALH) chooses the theme for Black History Month.
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.
Should Black Americans be compensated for generations of oppression? From local communities to the steps of Congress, a PBS documentary airing on this MLK Day highlights the debate over reparations for slave descendants.
The NBA will honor the life and legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. with a full schedule of games to commemorate the national holiday.
King-Lee Day was created to recognize two famed public figures: one, a civil rights leader and prolific orator and the other, a Confederate general.
Some notable events include a civil rights training summit for youth and adults, a statue unveiling in Boston, a symposium on police brutality in Ohio, and community service projects nationwide.
Spoiler alert! Tissues may come in handy for this Christmas ad from J&B Whisky’s latest campaign, which features a makeup-wearing grandfather and an unexpected twist.
President Joe Biden signed gay marriage legislation into law Tuesday before a crowd of thousands, a ceremony that reflected growing acceptance of same-sex unions.
The Senate has passed landmark bipartisan legislation to protect same-sex marriages.
The man suspected of opening fire at a gay nightclub in Colorado Springs was being held on murder and hate crime charges Monday, while hundreds of people gathered to honor the five people killed and 17 wounded in the attack on a venue that for decades was a sanctuary for the local LGBTQ community.
A family accusing Sesame Place of discrimination spoke publicly at a press conference in New York and called for the firing of the employee seen in the viral video with the two girls.
After a video showing two children being seemingly ignored by a character at Sesame Place went viral, more videos are surfacing, sparking discrimination allegations against the Pennsylvania theme park.