THE BACKGROUND: The story of racial equity in the United States took many forms in 2022, and reporters for The Associated Press found novel ways to bring new issues to light, including fallout from the reckoning over police violence, tribal rights and justice, and a new wave of antisemitism.
THE BACKGROUND: Queen Elizabeth II died on Sept. 8 after a 70-year reign over the United Kingdom. She left behind generations of subjects — many of whom had never known any other monarch.
THE BACKGROUND: Mass shootings have become part of every year’s news, and 2022 was no exception. In May, a man targeted Black shoppers at a grocery store in Buffalo, New York, killing ten people and injuring three in one of the deadliest racial massacres in recent U.S. history.
THE BACKGROUND: For those worried about climate change — and, by extension, the planet’s future — 2022 was a mixed bag.
THE BACKGROUND: The U.S. midterm elections broke from the historical pattern of the president’s party taking a drubbing.