Even though Afrofuturist works are set in fictional worlds, they provide a blueprint for social, political and economic systems free from exploitation and oppression.
Many Black audiences are justifiably weary of works about their community told from white perspectives. But authorship isn’t always black and white.
The joke that sparked a violent reaction from actor Will Smith at the Oscars centered on his wife, Jada Pinkett Smith’s hair loss. A dermatologist explains the causes and treatment for alopecia.
When the Census Bureau’s count of the population is inaccurate, it affects representation and government spending. Correcting errors isn’t always allowed.
In the absence of meaningful national dialogue about race, the American public often turns to entertainers to unpack complicated social issues.
Digging deeply into the nation’s past can help illuminate the racial setbacks facing the US today.
Black American women have disproportionate HIV infection rates – in part because of systemic and structural racism in the health care system.
The evidence is growing that experiencing both systemic and everyday race-based discrimination may lead some Black Americans to become depressed and think about suicide.
New research points to a biological way that racism can lead to health disparities.
Digging deeply into the nation’s past can help illuminate the racial struggles facing the U.S. today.
People who haven’t gotten vaccinated for COVID-19 often have complex reasons for their relunctance or may face other barriers. Lumping them all together undercuts the vaccination campaign.
Evidence shows that many Black Americans experience police killings of unarmed Black people – even those they do not know – as traumatic events, causing acute physical and emotional distress.
Director Barry Jenkins’ delicate dance with beauty and suffering seeks to create a fuller picture of the world Black Americans – then and now – inhabit.
New research confirms that unfair police treatment is psychologically damaging and that the consequences are decidedly worse for certain racial and ethnic groups.
A new study suggests exposure to police violence may affect the outcome of a pregnancy.
The findings suggest that many Black and Hispanic Americans don’t believe health care providers are listening to them.
Discriminatory zoning and housing policies have concentrated poverty in America along racial lines. As a result, healthy food options are limited in many low-income and Black neighborhoods.
Former enslaved persons never got ‘forty acres and a mule,’ and their descendants have been denied reparations for the legacy of slavery. Will Joe Biden be the president to change that?
Though COVID-19 has killed Black Americans at nearly twice the rate as white Americans, Black people are the least likely racial group to say they’re eager to get the vaccine.
There aren’t just health care disparities between white and Black people. There are funding disparities too that make it harder for Black scientists to succeed in academia.