Just as with so many other criminal justice policies, pretrial detention disproportionately affects African-American men and women, destabilizing black families in the process.
Donald Trump’s recent comments about African-American voters reflect his historical ignorance, but also call attention to an overlooked chapter of US racial history.
Caribbean immigrants in Miami are upending old assumptions about black voters in Florida. Neither party should take them for granted in this November's midterm election.
Forty years ago, the Mormon church reversed restrictions on its members of African-American descent. Today, the church wants to celebrate the value of its diversity.
One of the harshest critiques of white racism appeared 50 years ago in the federal government's own Kerner Commission report. And racism may be why the report's recommendations were largely ignored.
A historian looks back at Andrew Johnson's unlikely and unsuccessful presidency and why he wasn't cut out for the job.
Fifty years after MLK's death, a minority politics scholar assesses black progress in the US based on poverty, jobs and wealth. "In some ways," she concludes, "we've barely budged as a people."
King led one of the most successful resistance movements in American history. A scholar explains King's strategies in resistance.
Nigeria is on the verge of passing a law to criminalise rampant mob lynching. Other countries have tried to do this and failed.
Slaves were involved in medical experimentation in the 1700s – both as sources of knowledge and as nonconsenting participants.