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Black And Latino Homeowners Are About Twice As Likely As Whites To Get Low Appraisals

Sept. 23
Joe Hernandez / NPR

A new analysis by Freddie Mac has found that only 7.4% of appraisals in majority-white census tracts came in below contract price, compared with 12.5% for Black areas and 15.4% for Latino ones.

In this April 26, 1997, file photo, George Holl...

George Holliday, Who Filmed Rodney King Video, Dies Of COVID

Sept. 21
By Associated Press

George Holliday, the Los Angeles plumber who shot grainy video of four white police officers beating Black motorist Rodney King in 1991, has died of complications of COVID-19.

A poster with images of people and leaders from...

Myths And Misunderstandings Fuel Controversy Over Critical Race Theory

Sept. 20
By Jade Hindmon

Some scholars say conservative activists are misleading the public about the true meaning of critical race theory as they try to keep ethnic studies from being taught in K-12 schools.

Maia Chaka Is The 1st Black Woman To Officiate An NFL Game

Sept. 13
Dana Farrington / NPR

Chaka said she hopes she can inspire and empower others "to step outside the box and to do something different." She is the second woman hired as a full-time NFL official.

A Beachfront Property Taken From A Black Family A Century Ago May Soon Be Returned

Sept. 10
Joe Hernandez / NPR

The California Legislature approved a bill that would let county officials give Bruce's Beach back to the family that owned it nearly a century ago. It now goes to Gov. Gavin Newsom for his signature.

Marwa Abdalla speaks with Midday Edition about ...

Decades After 9/11, Muslim Americans Say They Are Still Treated Differently

Sept. 9
By Melissa Mae

Twenty years after the 9/11 attacks, Muslims in the United States say they are still experiencing discrimination and prejudices.

Vanessa Houston (right) and her mother, Frances...

Days After County Eviction Ban Expired, San Diego Tenants Forced Out

Sept. 8
By Cristina Kim

Days after the countywide ordinance expired, tenants across the county received letters terminating their leases forcing them to find housing in an increasingly expensive rental market.

Real estate signs advertise the sale of three h...

New Initiative Helps Black San Diegans Buy First Home

Sept. 7
By Jade Hindmon

Three San Diego nonprofits have launched California’s first grant-based homebuying assistance program specifically for Black people.

X-Rays And Infrared Reveal The Story Of The 1st Internationally Known Black Painter

Sept. 7
Susan Stamberg / NPR

Born in Pittsburgh in 1859, Henry Ossawa Tanner moved to Paris, where he found "nobody knows or cares what was the complexion of my forebears." Recent conservation work explores his artistic process.

In this photo Feb. 26, 2013 file photo, inmates...

New Bill Helps Recently Released Prisoners Get IDs

Sept. 6
By Cristina Kim

Thousands of prisoners are being released without a California ID, making it difficult to apply for a job or even housing. A new bill on its way to the governor's desk aims to fix that.

Valhalla High School Senior, Duncan Galvez, spe...

Images Of Valhalla Student Pinned To Ground By Staffer Prompt Outrage

Sept. 3
By City News Service

A workplace investigation was underway Friday into a Valhalla High School security staffer's actions while breaking up a student fight at the eastern San Diego County campus this week — notably, kneeling on a Black teen's neck while detaining her.

Hate Crimes Reach The Highest Level In More Than A Decade

Aug. 31
Joe Hernandez / NPR

The 6% spike in hate crimes reported by the FBI for 2020 follows a recent upward trend in incidents. But some experts and advocacy groups say the true number is probably even higher.

These 7 Black Men Were Executed For An Alleged Rape. Now, They Have Been Pardoned

Aug. 31
Jonathan Franklin / NPR

Gov. Ralph Northam said pardoning the "Martinsville Seven" was the state's way of acknowledging that the men were executed without due process.

Nia DaCosta Is The 1st Black Female Director To Debut Atop The U.S. Box Office

Aug. 31
Sharon Pruitt-Young / NPR

The 31-year-old director and screenwriter's horror film Candyman — a reboot of the 1992 classic — made history as it raked in more than $22 million in its opening weekend.

An All-Black Unit That Fought Germany And Racism In WWI Gets Congressional Gold Medal

Aug. 31
Bill Chappell / NPR

The Harlem Hellfighters served in a segregated U.S. Army unit and were known for their valor and skill on the battlefield, even while facing discrimination from fellow soldiers and at home.

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