Coping with everyday affronts comes at a cost and requires a certain level of emotional suppression.
RyanJLane/E+ via Getty Images
Racial threats and slights take a toll on health, but the continual invalidation and questioning of whether those so-called microaggressions exist has an even more insidious effect, research shows.
Jeffrey Wright stars in ‘American Fiction,’ a satirical film which raises questions about race and commodity and diversity.
The release of ‘American Fiction’ presents an opportunity to talk about race, power and white supremacy: What version of Blackness is acceptable or saleable within American culture?
Erika Alexander is Coraline and Jeffrey Wright is Monk in ‘American Fiction.’
In this episode, Vinita sits down with two experts to break down the many layers — and Black stereotypes — in the much anticipated new film, ‘American Fiction.’
Esther Rolle, right, and John Amos starred in the pathbreaking 1970s Black sitcom.
Moviepix via Getty Images
Norman Lear brought the first nuclear Black family to prime-time television in 1974.
Psychologist and professor Monnica Williams, on the left with a patient, is advocating for psychedelics in therapy to heal racial trauma. Right: Psilocybin mushrooms sit on a drying rack in the Uptown Fungus lab in Springfield, Ore.
(Left: Monnica Williams | Right: AP/Craig Mitchelldyer)
Clinical psychologist and professor Monnica Williams is on a mission to bring psychedelics to therapists’ offices to help people heal from their racial traumas. To do this, she’s jumping over some big hurdles.
The New York Rens played from 1923 to 1948.
Black History Heroes/Twitter
Led by a Black businessman named Bob Douglas, the New York Rens, who played their first game on Nov. 3, 1923, became one of the best basketball teams in the country.
More than 5,000 Black people have been lynched in the US.
Peter Dazeley/The Image Bank via Getty Images
Student journalists are using spreadsheets and databases to examine one of the darkest chapters in American history.
Corporate investors own nearly one-third of all single-family rental properties in Atlanta.
Kruck20/iStock via Getty Images
Black would-be homeowners pay the price when big investors buy up the neighborhood.
It doesn’t have to be this way.
PeopleImages/iStock via Getty Images
A sociologist interviewed more than 200 Black workers about their experiences. Here’s what she found.
Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie in 2004, shortly after the publication of ‘Purple Hibiscus.’
Ulf Andersen/Getty Images
African immigrant writers possess particularly acute insights into the way race and racism affect daily life in the US.
What role will race play in determining who gets the job?
Cecilie_Arcurs/E+ via Getty Image
People who object to affirmative action were more likely to discriminate against job candidates with Black-sounding names than those who supported it, whether or not they had to rush.
Martin Luther King Jr. (bottom right) listens to gospel singer Mahalia Jackson during the March on Washington on Aug. 28, 1963.
Bob Parent/Getty Images
As the “Queen” of gospel music, Mahalia Jackson sang two songs during the historic March on Washington. But her most famous line may have been a suggestion to Rev. Martin Luther King Jr.
Enslaved Africans built landmarks like the White House, the U.S. Capitol and New York’s Wall Street.
Bettmann via Getty Images
While a Florida curriculum implies that enslaved Africans ‘benefited’ from skills acquired through slavery, history shows they brought knowledge and skills to the US that predate their captivity.
One of the exhibits of notable Black people on display at International African American Museum.
courtesy of v2com/International African American Museum
The new museum opened at a time when the teaching of Black history is under attack by conservative politicians.
People in the Brooklyn borough of New York City protest police violence against Black women on Sept. 5, 2020.
Erik McGregor/LightRocket via Getty Images
At a time when Americans celebrated their nation’s independence, it’s clear not every American enjoys the same constitutional rights.
A Juneteenth celebration in Prospect Park in New York City in 2022.
Michael Nagle/Xinhua News Agency via Getty Images
Juneteenth is part of a rich heritage of African American emancipation and freedom celebrations.
Ad agencies developed distinct ads for the U.S. military to reach different demographics over the years.
SDI Productions via Getty Images
The US military’s switch to an all-volunteer force in 1973 led to a series of magazine ads that sought to portray military service as a way for women and people of color to move up in society.
There’s a more sophisticated way to understand how Americans divide themselves politically.
Torsten Asmus/ iStock / Getty Images Plus
We often talk about the American political landscape as if it were a line – Democrats on the left, Republicans on the right. Two political scientists say that view doesn’t reflect reality.
Medical research is one of the keys in providing health care.
SJ Objio for Unsplash
The lack of visibility by Black researchers and physicians in scientific literature perpetuates systemic racism in medicine.
She traveled far and wide to support children and families around the world.
Kittrell’s legacy shows that home economics was always about more than cooking and sewing. It’s also a reminder that issues that affect families are simultaneously local and global.