While the debates about Kamala Harris’ multiraciality may seem new, they are similar to the commentary other high-profile mixed-race people in the US have received about their racial identities.
The census will likely count fewer Black Americans, Indigenous peoples, Asian Americans and Americans of Hispanic or Latino origin than there actually are.
As the country reels from a series of killings of Black men by the police, two scholars report that their research shows that stops by police of Black men can hurt their families.
By picking Kamala Harris, a Black running mate, Biden may have brought younger Black Americans, who now comprise a critical set of swing voters, over to his side.
Protests of Confederate flags and monuments have grown since 2015, but resistance is not new. African Americans have been protesting against Confederate monuments since they were erected.
It's a myth that Black voters represent monolithic support for Democrats. A recent survey shows that young Black Americans in swing states have big reservations about Joe Biden, Democrats and voting.
These new findings could help explain why Black students are more likely to be suspended, expelled or otherwise disciplined than other children.
Black farmers own far less land than they did in 1910 and the racial gap in homeownership is at the highest level for 50 years.
In many national crises, black Americans have been essential workers – but serving in crucial roles has not resulted in economic equality.
Protests over police violence and white supremacy have erupted in almost 600 US cities. A historian of black social movements says what's happened after George Floyd's death is unprecedented.
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.
Sweeping changes were possible in the past because black leaders were willing to risk their lives and call out problems before they became crises.
The militarization of local police departments has been associated with an increase in police violence against citizens.
Low-income and minority groups are often reliant on cheaper modes of transport, but many find cycling to work problematic.
Research shows black men are less likely to exercise in white neighborhoods. Those who do jog report having police called and neighbors shun them.
Black Americans were left especially vulnerable to the economic impact of COVID-19 and history shows it will take them longer to rebound.
Decriminalizing medical and recreational marijuana may exacerbate racial inequality within the criminal justice system, among other things.
Marginalized groups said that they had experienced discrimination at the workplace, at the doctor and with the police.
Peele's films reflect the way many African-American directors have used the horror genre to reflect the black experience.
It's been a decade since the worst financial crisis since the Great Depression, and blacks still haven't fully recovered financially, leaving them unprepared if another recession hits.