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…
By Mary Jo Brooks
Clinton Smith's debut collection of poetry, "Counting Descent", examines what it means to grow up Black in America. Smith recounts moments from childhood when Black lives were celebrated and juxtaposes them with incidents that have become all too common in…
By Courtney Norris
In the standoff over the Dakota Access Pipeline, neither side is calling it quits after a recent decision by the U.S. Army Corp of Engineers to halt a final leg of the project.
By Associated Press
Ilhan Omar, 33, says she is troubled by growing animosity toward Muslim people.
By Alison Thoet
Canada’s central bank announced Thursday that Viola Desmond will become the first woman who is not royalty on Canadian currency.
Gwen Ifill was "a beacon for so many of us, women of color especially, who wanted so badly to see themselves reflected in the media." -- Tanzina Vega, National reporter for CNN.
Poet Layli Long Soldier's forthcoming collection of poetry called "Whereas" is a critique of President Obama's 2010 apology to Native Americans for their mistreatment by the U.S. government.
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