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?
How far we've really come since two very different individuals took a stand against racism 60 years ago.
Two major trials in the killings of black victims in South Carolina start this week. Learn about the state's past and present struggle with racial violence in this roundup.
Protests erupted against the killing of black men by police in Tulsa and Charlotte. This roundup looks at research on racial violence and explains where there might be potential solutions.
Polls show Trump and Hillary in a dead heat in the Peach State this year. An expert on Southern politics examines the possibility of Georgia turning blue.
Do Americans view all youth as equally 'innocent'? A historian takes us back to the movement that led to unequal treatment of black and white youth in the justice system.
Just one underrepresented minority was nominated for an Oscar this year. Is that too few? Let's look at the data.
The central thrust of Haffajee's book is compelling. It argues that black South Africans, especially the new generation of young, black ‘born frees' are obsessed with whiteness and white privilege.
The most-tweeted live television event was a hit with black audiences, who also noticed a shift in the ads that aired.
As the debate spreads from Missouri to universities across the country, insights from The Conversation's coverage of race on campus.