In the early part of the 20th century, black filmmakers were forced to work outside the white Hollywood mainstream -- and produced around 500 films, mainly for black audiences. To preserve this history, the company Kino Lorber released a five-disc…
The story behind how Hidden Figures went from biography to Hollywood, as told by the author, cast and crew.
By PBS NewsHour
In September 1971, Attica Correctional Facility in upstate New York became the site of a bloody uprising that would shock the nation. Over several days, some 1,300 inmates seized parts of the prison, demanding better living conditions. Heather Ann Thompson…
By PBS NewsHour
The Atlantic's Ta-Nehisi Coates has criticized President Obama’s policies toward black Americans. Perhaps for that reason, he was invited to discuss such issues with Mr. Obama several times throughout the president's second term. As part of a collaboration with The…
By Jon Marcus, The Hechinger Report
In a time of falling trust, colleges are reaching out to bridge the class and cultural divides that often exist between them and the surrounding neighborhood.
By Rocky Mountain PBS
For 25 years, the Cleo Parker Robinson Dance Ensemble in Denver has been blending dance, live music, spoken word and seasonal celebrations from around the world into a single holiday tradition.
Lynchings -- unlawful executions used to terrorise and subdue black communities into passivity -- are perhaps one of the least discussed legacies of slavery and the Jim Crow South. A new memorial in Montgomery, Alabama, will commemorate victims of these…
By Sophie Quinton, Stateline
Although the sanctuary campus movement is based on small policy tweaks, the term “sanctuary” is politically controversial.
By Gretchen Frazee, Kenya Downs
President-elect Donald Trump's cabinet is almost entirely white and male. The lack of diversity could have an impact on policy making, according to advocates and experts who study diversity.
With the election of Donald Trump, racist groups of all stripes are hoping their message will be more widely accepted. But will they actually go mainstream? The NewsHour's P.J. Tobia sits down with Richard Spencer, a leader of the so-called…
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