Charif Shanahan is the son of an Irish-American father and a Moroccan mother. Growing up black and Arab in America was an experience full of "instability," he said, and he's using his new book of poetry to start conversations around…
In chef and culinary historian Michael Twitty's new book, ancestry -- both his own and that of Southern food -- is a central theme. With "The Cooking Gene: A Journey through African-American Culinary History in the Old South," Twitty addresses…
Sweet Blackberry tells overlooked and little-known stories of African American accomplishments to children through animated short films.
In 1917, the NAACP organized a march that some historians now call the beginning of the civil rights movement.
Wanuri Kahiu's films and stories don't need tragedies. Her "Afro-bubblegum" art is fun and even frivolous, and rejects the idea that she needs to grapple with dark, violent problems. At the same time, she has come to see her work…
By Mark Sherman, Associated Press
The justices ruled that Republicans who controlled the state legislature and governor's office in 2011 placed too many African-Americans in the two districts. The result was to weaken African-American voting strength elsewhere in North Carolina.
“Can we challenge the forces of unconscious white privilege and implicit bias, to come out of the closet and be held accountable?” Georgetown professor Michael Eric Dyson says asking that question is his job. Dyson gives his Brief but Spectacular…
By Kamaria Roberts
In their new anthology, "Black Boy Feelings," Jeana Lindo and Richard Bryan confront stereotypes about black men.
By Michelle Harven, Dayana Morales Gomez
“I hope that American ballet will continue to evolve in a way that really embraces who we are as artists and Americans,” Copeland said.
By PBS NewsHour
A new analysis of auto insurance rates in some states found sometimes dramatic price discrepancies for predominantly minority neighborhoods that ProPublica’s Julia Angwin says can’t be explained by driving risks. Hari Sreenivasan discusses the investigation with Angwin, plus gets another…
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