Several presidential hopefuls have offered proposals to close the racial wealth gap, from baby bonds to reparations. A simulation suggests policies short of direct aid to blacks won't do the trick.
Pope Francis recently completed a tour of three African nations. His visit needs to be understood in the context of the church's long history in Africa and its modern-day difficulties.
Developments in mitochondrial DNA sequencing are returning South Africa's slavery heritage to view.
A historian says that critics get the past wrong.
Billionaire Robert F. Smith made a big splash when he told Morehouse grads he would pay off their student debt. Yet his generosity adheres to a long African American tradition.
The vicious ideology that allegedly drove a gunman to kill 22 people in El Paso, Texas last week could be traced back to a tiny island on the eastern fringe of the Caribbean Sea
The real cost of footballs transfer markets: how fake agents traffic African boys with dreams of playing in Europe’s biggest leagues.
With her writing, and her work as a publisher, Morrison brought the African-American experience to the fore in the US and around the world.
Social movement theory helps to explain why Japanese-Americans received reparations but the same will be much more challenging to provide for African-Americans.
Scripture strongly and unequivocally affirms the obligation to treat strangers with dignity and hospitality, says a Christian scholar who turns to the Bible for guidance on Trump's immigration policy.
Reparation opponents who oppose truth and reconciliation by insisting that America’s “original sin” of slavery is in the distant past should heed the lessons of Canada and South Africa.
Although financial reparation for African-Americans may be complicated to achieve, steps such as accurate acknowledgement of atrocities as well as public apologies and memorials can be enacted.
A scholar went on a Voodoo pilgrimage in Haiti and learned how an oppressive slave past has shaped its religious present.
An investigation into the recruiting strategies of traffickers and their networks could be helpful in arresting this menace.
Half a century after the federal government voided Jim Crow laws, the criminal justice system still discriminates against African Americans.
History is complex and multi-dimensional. Any response to what happened in the past should reflect this.
'The Life of Washington' was painted in the 1930s by an artist who sought to upend a rosy narrative of US history. Now some are saying its images 'traumatize' viewers – and ought to be taken down.
Book adds a great deal to our understanding of how children were ensnared into the Indian Ocean slave trade.
Recognising the role of women in global child slavery is key to addressing it.
The Confederate flag debate has arrived to Brazil, pitting black activists against the Brazilian descendants of soldiers who fled the South after the Civil War.