As the ceremony came to an end, participants put their hands on the prayer wall along the side of the sanctuary while soloist Santita Jackson sang 'Lift Every Voice and Sing'.
As these burial grounds for the dead mirrored the racial divisions of the living, Black communities organised to defend the dignity of their deceased and oppose racist cemetery policies.
Many Black Americans are facing a collective sense of grief and trauma that has grown more profound with the loss of each life at the hands of police in America.
Black journalists covering Derek Chauvin's trial navigate difficult feelings, urge organisations to help employees cope
The journalists not only watch videos of Floyd’s death during the trial, they’ve had to study them.
Amid skepticism, campaigns aimed at Black Americans across US persuade people to take the COVID-19 vaccine
With millions of dollars in assistance from President Joe Biden’s administration, local groups have urged Black Americans to roll up their sleeves for shots and set aside what for some is a shared historical distrust of science and government.
Ordinary, working-class families used the camera to represent themselves in their full humanity.
Omari Barksdale, a Black man who lost his sister to COVID-19 in late March, said the dynamics of America right now is the same as in the '50s. 'We are still protesting for the protection of Black lives,' said Barksdale
California becomes first US state to ban racial discrimination based on hairstyle; African-Americans hail move
California became the first US state to ban racial discrimination based on hairstyle, passing a law to ensure that afros and dreadlocks can be worn at all schools and offices.
Black is the new white — but only in token Hollywood representation; reality in the US remains a far cry
Often, critics writing about instances of black representation miss the paramount importance of the fact that it is not who you see on screen but also how you see them and who gets to control that narrative.
President Barack Obama issued an appeal on Monday for restraint by protesters and police after a Missouri grand jury decided not to indict a white police officer in the shooting death of a black teen last August.