After years of plastic surgery and progressive skin-bleaching, Lil' Kim is not black any more.
Prince had 'Purple Rain.' Michael Jackson had 'Thriller.' And now Beyoncé has her own self-reflective masterpiece.
It places Davis in a continuing, living history of African-American sound, rather than planting him on a pedestal.
A violent attack on a female student at one of South Africa's prominent universities was not an isolated incident. It told a universal tale of how patriarchy still rules.
It took ages for one of African jazz's hidden masterpieces to be reissued. Still today, four decades later, 1976's 'African Songbird' tells volumes about the politics of the time.
Colourism - or discrimination based on the skin tone - manifests in different ways across the world. In the main it means that light skin is seen as desirable and dark skin as undesirable.
Much has been written about Robinson’s first major league game. Far less is known about the first integrated spring training game in Florida.
Probably no other country has struggled as hard to come to terms with its past as Germany. Here's what students contributed to that struggle.
From Chris Rock's opening monologue to red carpet hits (and misses), our experts analyze key moments from this year's Academy Awards.
Animalisation remains a malicious and effective form of dehumanisation. Simianisation is a version of this strategy, which historically manifested a lethal combination of sexism and racism.
Debates around blackface and Indigenous health share similar characteristics that reveal aspects of Australian society when it comes to race.
South Africans' faith in the post-apartheid system of democracy is clearly slipping - and some even suggest that a return to apartheid would be a good thing.
Robert Sobukwe developed the philosophy of African nationalism to even higher intellectual heights. The lesson for humanity was his ideological stand that there is only one race - the human race.
Seventy years ago, a horrific beating left a black World War II vet blind. His determined fight for justice would earn the support of Orson Welles, Woody Guthrie – and even the president.
No one is only their sex or only their race or only their sexual orientation. Social psychologists are starting to investigate how people of multiple minority groups are perceived.
It was a true media bonanza – and we now know that the media played a powerful role in influencing public perception of guilt or innocence.
Underneath the sheen of the Oscars is an arcane organization that's historically sought to consolidate power.
Critiques of the Academy Awards’ lack of diversity have become a well-rehearsed response to the revelation of nominees. But this year, something might give.
In the 1950s, Woody Guthrie lived in one of Fred Trump's buildings. In newly discovered, never before published writings, Guthrie bitterly rails against the developer's color line.
The most-tweeted live television event was a hit with black audiences, who also noticed a shift in the ads that aired.