The Treasury Department has hired a former JPMorgan Chase executive to head a new government program aimed at combatting racial inequality issues in banking and other financial-services industries.
For decades, the FDA has regulated hearing aids as a prescription medical device but insurance companies usually don't cover them. But the agency is now considering allowing hearing aids to be sold over-the-counter.
Facebook also agreed in the settlement announced Tuesday to train its employees in anti-discrimination rules and to conduct more widespread advertising and recruitment for job opportunities in its permanent labor certification program.
U.S. District Judge Loretta Biggs ruled late Monday that the University of North Carolina has shown that it has a compelling reason to pursue a diverse student body and has demonstrated that measurable benefits come from that goal.
New York City's Health Department officially declared racism a public health crisis.
An 1833 statue of Thomas Jefferson will be removed from New York's City Council chamber by the end of the year. But the Public Design Commission did not decide where it will go.
The summit is held every year and began after the 2018 Tree of Life massacre in Pittsburgh which resulted in one of the largest losses of life in an anti-Semitic attack in the U.S.
The Art Institute of Chicago fired all of its trained volunteers and guides last month, who were mostly older white women, to diversify its team.
The New York City Department of Education is also overhauling its teaching of black history in city public schools for students K-12 in all 5 boroughs.
A request to remove a statue of Founding Father Thomas Jefferson from City Hall came from members of the City Council, the mayor said, and not from him or his wife. The statue has stood in City Hall for 187 years.
Netflix's co-CEO defended the company's collaboration with comedian Dave Chappelle.
Brevard County Schools removed a book that leaders are calling “inappropriate” from one of its school libraries.
Some comic book fans at Midtown Comics in Times Square said they support the new storyline for Superman's son, Jon Kent.
DC Comics announced on National Coming Out Day that its new Superman will be revealed as bisexual in an upcoming issue.
The Learning Community Charter School in Jersey City usually has Columbus Day off. But this year, all kids in pre-kindergarten through 8th grade learned not about the mythology of Christopher Columbus but the reality of Lenape tribes living in the New York-New Jersey area centuries ago.
Monday's federal holiday dedicated to Christopher Columbus is highlighting the ongoing divide between those who view the explorer as a representative of Italian Americans' history and those horrified by an annual tribute that ignores the native people whose lives and culture were forever changed by colonialism.
The president released a statement to formally recognize National Coming Out Day, which began in 1988 to remember the anniversary of the second major National March on Washington for Lesbian and Gay Rights.
The Columbus Day Parade was back on in New York City for the 77th year after it was canceled last year due to COVID. More than 100 different groups marched up Fifth Avenue from the 40s to the 70s in Manhattan.
The gender-neutral term “Latinx” has emerged as an alternative to describe the Hispanic or Latino population, but a study found that just 3 percent of adults who identify as Hispanic or Latino say they use the term.
New York City will phase out its program for gifted and talented students that critics say favors whites and Asian American students.