California teenager Jahi McMath's family refused to accept the diagnosis of brain death. Her case opens up a number of questions – among them – what role did race play?
The National Memorial for Peace and Justice helps demonstrate that the lynching of black people was not the fault of victims. But telling this history risks re-traumatizing the black community.
Any movement against sexual assault must take into account historical, state-sanctioned violence against black women in the US that goes back centuries.
A sociologist dressed men of different races in the same clothes – and then dispatched them to nightclubs across Texas to see what would happen.
A scholar talks to Muslims in Puerto Rico and comes back with an understanding of their rich history and their struggles.
It's not shallow to be upset by the latest scandals. Learning about the bad behavior of people we admire can harm our very sense of self.
Three studies found that customers and managers rate black employee performance lower than white employees because they're perceived as unfriendly or rude.
Hip-hop heads around the world are rejoicing over Kendrick Lamar's win. But it's been a tumultuous ride for a genre once derided as 'pornographic filth.'
Data on Dallas police shootings, including incidents when police choose not to shoot, shows that race is not a significant factor.
When activists have sought to rename main thoroughfares that don’t serve just primarily black neighborhoods, they have faced many challenges.
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.
The longing for lighter skin remains a taboo topic in African-American communities.
African-American minister, theologian and mystic, Howard Thurman, left a profound influence on Martin Luther King Jr.
Throughout American history, being a black celebrity has been a political act in and of itself. When viewed through this lens, the transition into politics for someone like Winfrey is more natural.
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.
Data show the vast majority of people killed by gun violence are black and live in urban areas.
A sociologist spent two years interviewing gay gang members. While some were in the closet and others were openly gay, all were forced to reckon with an environment of hypermasculinity.
When were the seeds of racism sown in the US and why is it so hard to root out?
Musicians were able to connect with confused, scared and angry Americans – including those who supported the war – in a way actors, broadcasters and writers could not.