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Tuesday, July 30, 2013
Harry Belafonte's spat with Jay Z is the latest skirmish in a decades-long debate over the social obligations of black celebrities. How we perceive black supercelebrities may be a Rorschach test for how we perceive the condition of black America at large.
Friday, July 26, 2013
The lightning-rod congressman wasn't backing down from his comments comparing immigrants to drug smugglers. Is that a good thing or a bad thing?
Thursday, July 25, 2013
Activists who organized around the Trayvon Martin case are trying to marshal the energy to take on "stand your ground" laws. It's likely to be an especially difficult challenge.
Friday, July 19, 2013
Since the Zimmerman verdict, countless black men have recounted stories of being treated with suspicion — a list that now includes both the president and the attorney general.
Monday, July 15, 2013
We reached out on Twitter to see how people, particularly families, were reacting to the news of George Zimmerman's verdict. The former neighborhood watch volunteer was acquitted in the death of 17-year-old Trayvon Martin in Sanford, Fla.
Friday, July 12, 2013
Besides the courtroom trial going on in Sanford, Fla., for Neighborhood Watch volunteer George Zimmerman, the larger issues are being discussed online and in public demonstrations.
Friday, July 12, 2013
The trial of George Zimmerman has been about big social issues in the nation, like race, politics and gun laws. But those issues have been sidelined in the courtroom.
Monday, July 01, 2013
Where does the slur "cracker" come from, anyway? It turns out it's pretty old. Like, Shakespeare old.
Wednesday, June 26, 2013
Some tough news about several historically black colleges has prompted folks to wonder if they're viable and necessary — questions that sometimes simplify their strengths and challenges.
Friday, June 21, 2013
In an effort to figure out whether the stereotype of the "bro" had a racial component to it, we mapped out the dimensions of bro-ness. Turns out it's a fairly nuanced landscape, but there's one celebrity who indisputably rules it all.
Thursday, June 20, 2013
More than any team he faces, LeBron James' biggest foil is actually Michael Jordan, The Greatest Basketball Player Ever.™
Monday, June 17, 2013
A new study has found that blacks, Latinos and Asians looking for homes were shown fewer housing options than whites who were equally qualified. And fewer options meant higher housing costs.
Saturday, June 15, 2013
The United Negro College Fund's new campaign shows just how much the way we talk about and around race has changed.
Wednesday, June 12, 2013
A majority of Americans think weed should be legalized, according to recent polls. It's portrayed as silly, but not dangerous, in pop culture. Yet marijuana arrests — which fall disproportionately on people of color — have been central to the war on drugs.
Saturday, June 08, 2013
Lots of people were surprised by our recent poll findings on single African-Americans and commitment. So why'd the numbers look the way they did?
Wednesday, June 05, 2013
It was hard for people to ignore the racial optics of the exchange last night between Michelle Obama and a heckler.
Tuesday, June 04, 2013
Despite being buffeted by high unemployment and the recession in recent years, African-Americans expressed high levels of life satisfaction and optimism for the future.
Friday, May 31, 2013
When Arvind Mahankali won the Scripps-Howard National Spelling Bee last night, he became the sixth consecutive Indian-American winner and the 11th in the past 15 years.
Wednesday, May 22, 2013
Fried chicken is an old mainstay in racist depictions of blacks, and golfer Sergio Garcia's recent jab at rival Tiger Woods shows that the idea still holds traction. Why?
Tuesday, May 21, 2013
Critics of the NYPD policy say it's tantamount to racial profiling and does little to reduce crime.