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Summary Health coverage plays a major role in enabling people to access health care and protecting families from high medical costs. There have been longstanding racial and ethnic disparities in health coverage that contribute to disparities in health. This brief examines trends in health coverage by race and ethnicity from 2010 through 2022 and discusses […]

BOSTON (AP) — The American legal system is facing a crisis of trust in communities around the country, with people of all races and across the political spectrum. For many, recent protests against police brutality called attention to longstanding discrepancies in the administration of justice. For others, criticism of perceived conflicts of interest in the judiciary, as well as aspersions […]

In her late September inauguration, Claudine Gay looked out at a packed audience and spoke of her pride in making history as the first Black president of Harvard in its 387 years. “I stand before you on this stage, in this distinguished company and magnificent theater,” she intoned before continuing, “with the weight and honor […]

The contributions Black people and people of African descent have made to this country are paramount and omnipresent. To consider yourself educated on American history is to consider yourself knowledgeable on Black history; the goal The College Board aims for, but is sorely falling short of. Let’s be clear–the organization is falling short because of […]

CNN  —  Lynijah Russell debated the opening lines of her video application to Brown University for weeks before deciding to be as candid about her identity as possible. “Hi Brown! My name is Lynijah, and I am a Black girl in STEM,” she says in the application’s opening line.

Inna Varenytsia/Reuters Ukrainian ride in a T-64 tank near the town of Bakhmut in Donetsk region, Ukraine, on December 13, 2023. CNN  —  Democrats and Republicans will not be able to strike a deal on US southern border policy changes this year, GOP Sen. Lindsey Graham said Sunday, following 

At any given moment, at least one of my five group chats is texting about IVF. Or IUI. Or egg freezing. Using assisted reproductive technology or other medical interventions to get pregnant is becoming more of a reality for women experiencing infertility in the US. Black women in particular, though, have to contend with significant […]

BOSTON (AP) — The American legal system is facing a crisis of trust in communities around the country, with people of all races and across the political spectrum. For many, recent protests against police brutality called attention to longstanding discrepancies in . . .

A video clip of a Latina woman claiming that if Black women were “soft,” they would be the “winning race” is drawing some sharp criticism from many viewers on social media. That clip was taken from the “A Little Inappropriate” podcast produced by NOISE TV Studios in Atlanta, Georgia, and shared on various social platforms. […]

Between 1982 and October 2023, 79 out of the 148 mass shootings in the United States were carried out by White shooters. By comparison, the perpetrator was African American in 26 mass shootings, and Latino in 12. When calculated as percentages, this amounts to 53 percent, 18 percent, and eight percent respectively. Race of mass […]


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