When Jessie Simmons applied for a teaching job in 1958, her application went to a separate file for "Negro teachers" and got rejected. An education scholar recounts how Simmons fought back and won.
Thanks to a long history of exclusionary government programs, the typical black family now has only 10 cents for every dollar held by the typical white family.
Summer time and time to cool off in a pool or lake? The statistics reveal that race complicates the issue: in the U.S., Black people drown at five times the rate of white people.
Just as with so many other criminal justice policies, pretrial detention disproportionately affects African-American men and women, destabilizing black families in the process.
Three studies found that customers and managers rate black employee performance lower than white employees because they're perceived as unfriendly or rude.
A scholar argues how MLK's ideas and thoughts remain underappreciated in wider public consciousness.
Many cultures still experience silence and shame around mental health issues. But that doesn't mean they don't need help.
Controversy ignited when a Florida Gulf Coast University professor began teaching a 'white racism' course this year. Ted Thornhill says his course is rooted in a 'damning body' of evidence.
The city's image as a model for black mobility and civil rights is crumbling. An expert on race and class politics takes us behind the veneer of one of the South's most important cities.
Atlanta is a black majority city that has elected black mayors since 1973. Two candidates now face a runoff in December.
Data show the vast majority of people killed by gun violence are black and live in urban areas.
When were the seeds of racism sown in the US and why is it so hard to root out?
Thousands marched in silence against racial violence after a riot left hundreds of blacks dead and thousands homeless. The demands of black people in 2017 remain the same as they did in 1917.
Research shows that married women tend not to relate as much to other women. This makes a big difference when a woman is on the ballot.
Research on how black people try to avoid racism in their daily lives shows that following white, mainstream standards can have mixed results.
The idea behind much of Kenya’s legislation enacted by the colonialists was to separate whites from other races. So why are these laws still on the books?
When war broke out, black Americans fought in segregated units to serve their country. The breath of freedom they experienced in Europe flamed the fight for equality when they returned home.
Black politicians throughout US history have struggled to overcome deep, negative stereotypes held against them by white Americans. Obama succeeded at the highest level. Here's how.
Despite an entrepreneurial heritage, black self-employment rates are about half that of whites. Could a rising economy lift their boats too?
Could a similar coalition emerge today?