• Teens in America

Weary of turmoil and division, most teens still voice faith in future, Post-Ipsos poll finds

These 14-to-18-year-olds are coming of age amid a pandemic, racial justice protests and political ugliness, but remain optimistic about their own lives
  • Aug 25, 2021

A racial reckoning at nonprofits: Black women demand better pay, opportunities

Black women are at the center of a push for equity in the nation’s huge nonprofit sector.
  • Jul 11, 2021

An educational haven for Black children during segregation makes endangered places list

Historic Pine Grove Elementary in Virginia is threatened by age and a proposal to build a huge landfill near it, putting it on National Trust for Historic Preservation's most endangered list
  • Jun 3, 2021

In Texas, a struggle to memorialize a brutal lynching as resistance grows to teaching historical racism

The battle to approve a historical marker in Sherman, where a horrifying lynching was followed by a devastating riot in 1930, echoes the controversial push in Texas to limit the teaching of racism in public schools.
  • Jun 3, 2021

White supremacists attacked Johnny Cash for marrying a ‘Negro’ woman. But was his first wife Black?

Cash denied his first wife, Vivian, was African American during a 1965 boycott by racists sparked by a photo of them together. The questions about Vivian's ancestry were finally resolved on the PBS show, 'Finding Your Roots.'
  • May 16, 2021

Did a Black undercover NYPD detective unwittingly aid Malcolm X’s assassination?

Raymond Wood allegedly wrote a letter that proves he did. Historians don’t believe it.
  • Apr 18, 2021

From Emmett Till to Daunte Wright, the eerie ties among Black victims of violence

Before he was brutally killed by racists in Mississippi at 14 in 1955, Emmett Till had sometimes been cared for by the mother of Chicago Black Panther leader Fred Hampton, who was shot to death by police in 1969, There are also connections between Daunte Wright and George Floyd and between Caron Nazario and Eric Garner.
  • Apr 15, 2021

She sued her enslaver for reparations and won. Her descendants never knew.

After the Civil War, Henrietta Wood made history by pursuing an audacious lawsuit against the man who’d kidnapped her back into slavery. Yet the story was lost to her own family.
  • Feb 24, 2021

Malcolm X’s family reveals letter they say shows NYPD, FBI assassination involvement

The 2011 letter by now-deceased New York police officer Raymond A. Wood stated that Wood had been compelled by his NYPD supervisors to coax two members of Malcolm X’s security team into committing crimes, leading to their arrests just a few days before the 1965 assassination and leaving Malcolm X more vulnerable to attack.
  • Feb 22, 2021