In many national crises, black Americans have been essential workers – but serving in crucial roles has not resulted in economic equality.
Racism – and the chronic stress it causes – leads to poor health among African Americans. It may change the way genes are expressed, leading to increased levels of dangerous stress hormones.
That George Floyd died at the hands of four police officers is uncontested, but interpretations of his death and its aftermath differ greatly. The result is two starkly opposed narratives.
By filming everyday acts of racism, today's Black Lives Matters activists are using an old strategy in a new media age.
Sweeping changes were possible in the past because black leaders were willing to risk their lives and call out problems before they became crises.
Half a century after the federal government voided Jim Crow laws, the criminal justice system still discriminates against African Americans.
The militarization of local police departments has been associated with an increase in police violence against citizens.
African Americans have long taken to the streets to protest against racial injustice. While some progress has been made, police violence remains an ever-present reality.
The US has a centuries-old tradition of killing black people without repercussion – and of publicly viewing the violence. Spreading those images can disrespect the dead and traumatize viewers.
Black Americans were left especially vulnerable to the economic impact of COVID-19 and history shows it will take them longer to rebound.
African Americans, young children and rural Americans are a few of the groups at risk of being undercounted in this year's census.
Black lives are further in peril in a time of COVID-19. Subject to death on both the public health and policing fronts, we will not be silent.
To foreigners, he was a fellow traveler who recognized the plight of the oppressed.
When prosecutors introduce lyrics, they're asking juries to suspend the distinction between author and narrator, reality and fiction, and to read them as literal confessions of guilt.
The founder of a black hair-care empire supported the NAACP and the Tuskegee Institute, helped preserve Frederick Douglass's home. She also tried to used her prominence to stop lynching.
The modern poll tax isn't paid in money, but in time – how long it takes a person to get to a polling place, and, once there, how long it takes for them to actually cast their ballot.
A Biden presidency would be highly likely to adopt policies that would restore the cooperative links that prevailed under Obama.
African American voters are indispensable to any Democrat strategy. Given party affiliation is increasingly split down racial lines, is the best tactic to get out the black, anti-Trump vote?
Rural African American families typically have more disadvantages than those living in urban areas. But high-tech options can help.
With the fairly recent launch of an ethnic corporate product line, Pantene's Gold Series Collection, are black women feeling the love?