Uber helps investigate Ohio driver’s shooting death

Uber is helping investigators look into the account that sent a driver to the Ohio home where an 81-year-old man allegedly shot a woman to death because he erroneously believed she was part of a scam, the ride-hailing company said ...

O.J. Simpson has been cremated, estate attorney in Las Vegas says

Former football star and celebrity criminal defendant O.J. Simpson was cremated Wednesday, the lawyer handling his estate said following his death last week at home in Las Vegas at age 76.

To close racial gap in maternal health, Virginia, other states target implicit bias

Countless times, Kenda Sutton-El, a Virginia doula, has witnessed her Black pregnant clients being dismissed or ignored by clinicians.

The White House and Black Maternal Health Week

Black Maternal Health Week was recognized this year from April 11-17 throughout the United States and by the White House.

After swearing off politics, Georgia activist now recruits people who seldom vote

Davante Jennings cast his first ballot for Democrat Hillary Clinton in the 2016 presidential race. Republican Donald Trump’s election that year, he says, turned him from an idealistic college student to a jaded cynic overnight.

Two years after historic win, a divided Amazon Labor Union lurches toward a leadership election

Two years after clinching a historic victory at a warehouse in New York City, the first labor union for Amazon workers in the United States is divided, running out of money and fighting over an election that could determine who ...

What to know about Biden’s latest attempt at student loan cancellation

President Joe Biden is taking another shot at student loan cancellation, hoping to deliver on a key campaign promise that he has so far failed to fulfill.

Biased test kept thousands of Black people from getting a kidney transplant, but it's finally changing

Jazmin Evans had been waiting for a new kidney for four years when her hospital revealed shocking news: She should have been put on the transplant list in 2015 instead of 2019 — and a racially biased organ test was ...

U.S. House Office of Diversity and Inclusion dissolved

Nearly two years ago, Sesha Joi Moon, a Richmond native and co-founder of a Richmond-based nonprofit, was named the U.S. House of Representatives director of the Office of Diversity and Inclusion.

Judge clears way for Trump to appeal ruling keeping Fani Willis on Georgia 2020 election case

The judge overseeing the Georgia 2020 election interference case cleared the way Wednesday for Donald Trump and other defendants to appeal a ruling allowing Fulton County District Attorney Fani Willis to remain on the prosecution.

Sculpture park aims to look honestly at slavery, honoring those who endured it

Visitors to the Freedom Monument Sculpture Park wind a serpentine path past art pieces depicting the lives of enslaved people in America and historic exhibits, including two cabins where the enslaved lived, before arriving at a towering monument.

Housing Secretary Fudge resigning; Biden hails her dedication to boosting supply of affordable homes

Housing and Urban Development Secretary Marcia Fudge announced Monday that she would resign her post, effective March 22, saying she was leaving “with mixed emotions.”

Morehouse School of Medicine receives cancer grant

A researcher at the Morehouse School of Medicine has been awarded a historic $25 million grant for her team’s efforts in studying inequities in cancer outcomes for people and communities of African descent.

Biden and Trump dominate Super Tuesday races, move closer to a November rematch

President Biden and his predecessor, Donald Trump, romped through more than a dozen states on Super Tuesday, all but cementing a November rematch and pushing the former president’s last major rival, Nikki Haley, out of the Republican race.

Wealth disparities by race grew during the pandemic, despite income gains, report shows

A strong performance in financial markets, particularly an outsize gain for the stock market in 2021, helped entrench existing trends of wealth inequality during the pandemic, new data released this week show.