The struggle for equal rights for black citizens in the U.S. today is backed by the promise of the 14th Amendment. A historian takes us back to the grassroots movements that led to its passage.
The men who killed police officers in Dallas and Baton Rouge were black veterans. A historian explains black veterans' long struggle to live with inequality in their military service, and back home.
Six of the nine people who died were black women. One year later, a Brandeis professor examines how black women have endured a legacy of racial violence in the U.S.
On the surface – and when compared to the Oscars – the 2016 Tonys looked like a groundbreaking moment for diversity in entertainment. But when it comes to inclusion, Broadway has a long way to go.
When biographer Gretchen Gerzina came across an old British newspaper article calling Sarah E. Farro "the first negro novelist," she wondered: who was Farro, and why had she been lost to history?
With Freedom on the Move, historians hope to reveal patterns of escape and capture, while giving anyone the chance to learn about the individual heroism of runaway slaves.
Irish immigrants and their descendants played a leading part in the Easter Rising of 1916 and Ireland's subsequent rebellion. But the inspiration worked in the other direction as well.
More than 150 years of scholarship and activism hasn't brought us any closer to consensus.
In the entertainment industry, the success or failure of a minority lead can be a referendum on whether or not to use diverse leads for future projects.
When comedian Larry Wilmore called President Obama 'my n-gga' during the White House Correspondents' Association annual dinner, what was he really saying?
Prince had 'Purple Rain.' Michael Jackson had 'Thriller.' And now Beyoncé has her own self-reflective masterpiece.
It places Davis in a continuing, living history of African-American sound, rather than planting him on a pedestal.
Christian, criminal or cowardly? People once thought your hair could hold the answer.
Brooklyn Dodgers President Branch Rickey liked to take credit for breaking the color barrier. In truth, it was the culmination of a long campaign waged by the left wing press and labor unions.
The 1966 World Festival of Negro Arts was the first state-sponsored showcase of the work of black artists, musicians and poets.
Much has been written about Robinson’s first major league game. Far less is known about the first integrated spring training game in Florida.
Sanders can't win the South without the support of black voters, and he doesn't have that.
In 1942 a man called Walter White travelled to Hollywood to try and persuade filmmakers to cut the negative stereotypes of African Americans in movies.
Seventy years ago, a horrific beating left a black World War II vet blind. His determined fight for justice would earn the support of Orson Welles, Woody Guthrie – and even the president.
Do expectations about the "right" parent involvement take into account America's large diversity?