Like many social movements before it that began at the grassroots, Black Lives Matter is becoming a more conventional organization with top-down leadership.
A single Tweet the day before she took over as dean of the College of Fine Arts at Howard University has led to calls for Phylicia Rashad’s ouster. A scholar on college deans weighs in on what’s next.
The Marvel Cinematic Universe is becoming increasingly diverse, on and off screen. The franchise’s continued success depends on remaining culturally relevant.
There are individual activists and political groupings who believe violent action is legitimate and use the circumstances to actively drive such behaviour.
Many political issues in the 2020 US election are domestic. But black resistance to white supremacy has long had global repercussions.
Since 1981, thousands of US veterans on “healing journeys” have been warmly welcomed by the Vietnamese.
From its beginnings as a geeky tool to deal with a fragmented information stream, Twitter made the hashtag a new and powerful part of the world’s cultural, social and political vocabulary.
Father’s Day is approaching, raising questions about the safety of visiting fathers and grandfathers. A doctor offers guidelines.
A new project looks at the race of on-duty police officers and civilians involved in 917 fatal shootings in 2015.
The US legal system often gives the police the benefit of the doubt.
The ‘resistance’ to the Trump administration has many forms, from grassroots organizing to making music. But a historian of 20th-century Germany asks whether opposing Trump is a real resistance.
Social media is a great tool for activists campaigning for social justice. But if it is not used with caution it can end up working against them.
Protests erupted against the killing of black men by police in Tulsa and Charlotte. This roundup looks at research on racial violence and explains where there might be potential solutions.
States do not record the structural violence of racism as part of crime statistics. But this invisible violence has driven some people to self-harm. It has also masked forms of suicide.