How Black voters lifted Biden's bid for the White House

Black voters helped the Democrat win the nomination. Now they form the backbone of his support in key states like Wisconsin.

Black women shed blood, sweat and tears to gain a voice. Granny, this vote is for you

My grandmother, barred from voting for half her life, died two weeks ago. The sacrifices made by women like her led to this moment.

Celebrities highlight conservative faction among Black, male voters

The conservative leanings of public figures speak to part of the Black male electorate underrepresented in political conversations.

The Black electorate could decide the 2020 election. Here's why

The factors that will shape African American voting turnout on election day, and their political power well beyond.

‘We’re going to lead this’: a call for Black women in Florida to claim their political power

Amid protests and the coronavirus pandemic, Black women are rallying voters to demand ‘a seat at the table’.

BLACK VOTING POWER: How Covid is accelerating the fight for Black voting rights in the US (VIDEO)

Donald Trump’s 2016 campaign targeted Black Americans to deter from voting, and the battle for the right to vote is just as important in 2020. In Florida, it's COVID that could kept them home.

'Don't take Black voters for granted': Milwaukee leaders and activists warn Democrats

The pandemic forced the Democratic convention to go virtual, but some feel the party abandons the Black communities that get them elected.

BLACK VOTING POWER: Black voting power: the fight for change in Milwaukee, one of America’s most segregated cities (VIDEO)

Guardian US reporter Kenya Evelyn travels home to Milwaukee, Wisconsin to find out what Joe Biden and the Democratic party can do to truly earn the votes of Black Americans.

‘We won't be ignored any more’: the untapped power of poor US voters in 2020

Poverty affects more than 38 million people in America and new research suggests they represent a vast reservoir of votes.

Hate is on the rise in America, here's why

Four in 10 Black and Asian adults reported increase racial tension since the pandemic began, according to a Pew survey. Here's why protests, a recession and pandemic are the source of spikes.

'A slap in the face': how racial bias dogs US coronavirus response at every level

From policy to public response, multiple factors put Black and Latino Americans disproportionately at risk of contracting and dying of Covid-19.

'Wear your crown, because change is coming': Virginia joins states banning hair discrimination

Virginia’s Crown Act goes into effect on Wednesday – and other southern states could follow.

Juneteenth: activists across US inherit a historic battle for racial justice

First celebrated in 1865, the holiday marking slavery’s end is both a painful reminder and a celebration of freedom fighters.

What is Juneteenth – and should it be a federal holiday in the US? (VIDEO)

The Guardian's Kenya Evelyn explores whether it is time that Juneteenth, a day that millions of African Americans across the US celebrate freedom from slavery, becomes a federal holiday.

In life and death, George Floyd's plight reflected the burden of being black in America

Floyd’s struggles resonate with many black Americans and the timing of his killing created a spark that lit this week’s uprising over centuries of racism.

'We're expendable': black Americans pay the price as states lift lockdowns

The coronavirus ripped the seams of a facade of American exceptionalism, exposing deep-seeded racial inequality in public health. Now the push to reopen businesses threatens to worsen the blow.

Ahmaud Arbery killing reignites debate over sharing graphic viral videos

Activists credit the clip with prompting a grand jury request, but many viewers found the images highly distressing.

'A second sense of grief': coronavirus hits cultural travel boom for black Americans

Losses threaten Caribbean and African nations where travel had become a growing industry, spurred by cultural and heritage links.

'The last flag bearers of an era': how coronavirus threatens a generation of black Americans

Older black people are more likely to die of the virus that their white counterparts – among those lost are prominent black pastors, performers and civil rights activists.

'It's a racial justice issue': Black Americans are dying in greater numbers from Covid-19

The coronavirus may not discriminate, but our healthcare system does. For many lawmakers and health professionals, fighting the outbreak is a matter of racial justice.

How the sting of an Elizabeth Warren defeat felt different for young women

Warren’s candidacy struck an all-too-familiar note for many as hopes faded for a highly qualified contender: ‘What more could she have done?’

'If the hotels go down, everything does': How the coronavirus is impacting the Caribbean

From Costa Rica to the Caribbean, beaches are closed and carnivals called off as coronavirus takes a toll on the region.

How black Republicans are debunking the myth of a voter monolith

African American politicians and activists on the right say they’ve found support in the black community through dialogue.

What Super Tuesday revealed about Black Democrats ahead of the 2020 presidential election

Biden received strong support from African Americans – but the primaries also confirmed black voters aren’t a unified voting bloc

Kobe Bryant: How public grief can be added pressure for NBA stars

The NBA’s decision to play games in the immediate aftermath of Kobe Bryant’s abrupt passing has sparked a debate over its impact on players’ mental health

'Like I wasn't there': climate activist Vanessa Nakate on being erased from a movement

Nakate was cropped from a photo with white activists. Now she’s battling for diversity in environmental activism.

How TV crime shows erase racism and normalize police misconduct

TV shows cloud the public view of criminal justice and leave women and people of color out of the creative process, study finds.

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