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Olympic sprinters Tommie Smith and John Carlos won gold and bronze at the 1968 Mexico City Olympics. Their raised-fist salute outraged many viewers — and... [Read More]
You think you're accomplishing something in life until you realize that at age 29, playwright Lorraine Hansberry had a play produced on Broadway. Not only... [Read More]
Historian Imani Perry looks beyond Hansberry's artistic genius to her involvement in several movements — civil rights, LGBTQ rights, anti-colonialism — ahead of the popular... [Read More]
Arthur Mitchell was the founding director of the Dance Theater of Harlem, the country's first black ballet company. He died Wednesday at the age of... [Read More]
"The best fashion show is definitely on the street — always has been and always will be." Bill Cunningham... [Read More]
Arthur Ashe is the only African-American man to win the U.S. Open. In 1968, tennis was his portal to fame, but he would go on... [Read More]
Two friends, one black, one white, produce a short play about Carolyn Bryant, the woman at the center of Emmett Till's murder. Some of the... [Read More]
The best-selling novel about Southeast Asia's super wealthy is now a movie. Jon Chu is the director. The movie's themes of identity, class and family... [Read More]
The best-selling novel is about Southeast Asia's super wealthy. Jon Chu directs the movie, which is set mostly in Singapore. The movie's themes of identity,... [Read More]
Does media coverage of white supremacist events like the Unite The Right rally in Washington, D.C., inform or hurt? How should media organizations decide what... [Read More]
Most of us remember the broad outlines of the story: 17-year-old Trayvon Martin was followed, shot and killed by neighborhood watchman George Zimmerman in Sanford,... [Read More]
A series from the Paramount Network shows how the shooting death of Trayvon Martin six years ago gave rise to the Black Lives Matter movement,... [Read More]
In the past few months, several white people have been recorded calling police on black people who are going about their legitimate business: mowing the... [Read More]
White people have called the police on African-Americans during everyday activities. We look into the historical reasons authorities are called when white people felt uncomfortable. [Read More]
A new study finds that police killings of unarmed black Americans have adverse effects on the mental health of black American adults in the general... [Read More]
The reports from the border this week sent a collective shudder through many Japanese American communities around the country. [Read More]
Anthony Bourdain is being mourned, of course, by fellow chefs and foodies for his sardonic exposés about what really happens in the kitchens of some... [Read More]
The fashion designer Kate Spade has died at age 55 of an apparent suicide. She was known for playful handbags and other accessories that millions... [Read More]
"Robert Kennedy was in search of love and found it in black America, and it was reciprocated," says historian David Margolick, reflecting on RFK's legacy... [Read More]
A love story between a black Army nurse and a German POW during World War II? You couldn't make that story up — and Alexis... [Read More]