A monument to Confederate soldiers is seen in front of the Alamance County Courthouse in Graham, NC, in 2020. (Image via AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin, File)
North Carolina NAACP Sues to Topple Confederate Monument in Graham

Civil Rights Groups Turn to Courts for Help Toppling North Carolina Confederate Statue.

President Joe Biden listens as Kizzmekia Corbett, an immunologist with the Vaccine Research Center at the National Institutes of Health (NIH), right, speaks during a visit at the Viral Pathogenesis Laboratory at the NIH, Thursday, Feb. 11, 2021, in Bethesda, Md. NIH Director Francis Collins is at center. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)
Only 6% of Black Americans Have Been Vaccinated. Here’s How Biden Is Trying to Change That.

Medical experts say it will take a concerted effort to meet the challenges of rebuilding trust and ensuring vaccine access for communities of color.

A finished clean room with stacked chairs in the science room at the Mildred Avenue K-8 School building in Boston's Mattapan, which were being cleaned for the reopening of school on July 9, 2020. Photo by David L. Ryan/The Boston Globe via Getty Images)
Here’s the Mess Betsy DeVos Left for Incoming Education Secretary Miguel Cardona

Former Education Secretary Betsy DeVos left the department’s funding for low-income schools, protections for students with disabilities, and rights for survivors under Title IX in shambles.

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400,000 Deaths and Rising: A Timeline of America’s Fight Against Coronavirus

Thursday marks the one-year anniversary of the first coronavirus patient being documented in the United States.

doctor getting COVID-19 vaccine
As Death Rate Spikes to One per Minute, More Americans Willing to Try COVID Vaccine

More Americans now say they’ll get the COVID-19 vaccine as soon as it’s ready. Republicans’ enthusiasm nearly tripled as Trump talks less about the pandemic and focuses on his election loss.

Hospitals across the country are on the brink of running out of space to treat COVID patients, which could lead to rationing care.
Hospitals All Over the Country Could Face a Grim Choice: Who Gets Care and Who Doesn’t

As space runs out in hospitals amid COVID's worst surge yet, who receives treatment and who doesn't could come down to healthcare systems that aren't free of implicit bias.

President-elect Joe Biden met with leaders of major US civil rights groups to discuss his plans to address systemic racism, from the government to the American people.
Biden Rode to Victory on a Wave of Black Votes. Now Leaders Want Results.

Civil rights leaders played a pivotal role in delivering Joe Biden’s victory. Now they’re asking the president-elect to make good on campaign promises to fight structural disparities.