Jarrett Adams was only 17 years old when he was wrongfully sentenced to 28 years in prison.
America's first black millionaires were born into slavery — and built wealth alongside political power.
A roundup of the most interesting, thought-provoking and surprising questions that our favorite columnists addressed in recent days.
When a YA novel was criticized for racism prior to publication, the author attempted something radical — she pushed its release date and rewrote it.
Before #BlackPantherWeek, there was Coming to America, "Remember the Time," and Queen Bey.
And his story is downright bonkers.
The only right you have, I told him, is to make it home alive.
From "Blacula" to "Who's Your Caddy?," let's review the most egregious examples of "What if we made a black version of X?"
Reveal's analysis of mortgage data found evidence of modern-day redlining in 61 metro areas across the country.
Job insecurity, stigma and the disparity in privilege are all factors that take a toll on women of color who work in childcare.
In the mid-1930s, the Federal Writers' Project interviewed thousands of former slaves, some of whom claimed the president came to their plantations disguised as a beggar or a peddler, telling them they'd soon be free.
The Obamas unveiled their portraits with painters Kehinde Wiley and Amy Sherald, both of whom are known for their distinctive styles of painting African-American subjects.
The actor is "overjoyed" that the Wakanda king is finally coming to the big screen.
Teens are being detained by ICE after dubious claims of gang affiliation make their way from school officials to immigration authorities.
A historical travel guide once listed safe pit stops for black motorists. When a family sought similar advice last year, they were deluged with replies.
After two hundred years, are we ready for the truth about Mary Shelley’s novel?
Commercial software is nearly flawless at telling the gender of white men, a new study says. But not so for darker-skinned women.
How one Indigenous family is navigating two very different housing problems.
Laws barring the formerly incarcerated from voting have no business marring politics in a 21st century democracy.
Martin Luther King's "helpmate" was a seasoned civil rights campaigner in her own right.
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