When biographer Gretchen Gerzina came across an old British newspaper article calling Sarah E. Farro "the first negro novelist," she wondered: who was Farro, and why had she been lost to history?
Multicultural issues may not decide the election. But the multicultural voting makeup of many marginal electorates will play a critical part in who wins these seats.
Should those convicted of domestic violence be punished differently? A professor from the University of Maryland thinks harsher policies may make the problem worse.
Her visual album Lemonade is important for more reasons than you might think. Pop may never be the same again.
When comedian Larry Wilmore called President Obama 'my n-gga' during the White House Correspondents' Association annual dinner, what was he really saying?
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.