Nikki Haley was criticized for omitting slavery when she was asked about the cause of the civil war but she has since walked her statement back. Last summer, the Florida State Board of Education faced backlash for updating standards on how African American history should be taught in the state’s public schools . . .

Nikki Haley Win McNamee/Getty Images In 2021, former South Carolina governor Nikki Haley predicted that former president Donald Trump would “never run for federal office again” because he had “lost any sort of political viability . . .

U.S. District Court Judge Constance Baker Motley, the first woman to argue a case in front of the Supreme Court, was honored with a U.S. postal stamp in her image, unveiled on Wednesday as the 47th in the Black Heritage series. The unveiling came at the Black History Month celebration in Hempstead at the Joysetta & Julius Pearse African […]

The deadly voting rights campaign known as Freedom Summer, the successful Black labor rights movement during the Great Depression, and the long fight for desegregation in schools are among the many lesser-known stories that help shape our understanding of U.S. Black History. Black history in the classroom has become a source of contention in K-12 […]

Black adults across the United States suffer from sleep problems following exposure to news about unarmed Black individuals killed by police during police encounters, according to new findings published in JAMA Internal Medicine from researchers at the Perelman School of Medicine. The issue, researchers say, may compound the risk factors that poor sleep already poses for many […]

Dominique Hill and Irving Smith Jr. had good jobs. Last year, Hill worked as a bartender at P.F. Chang’s in Tysons Corner and Smith had recently been promoted to bartender at Wildfire grill, also in Tysons. Each had more than a decade of experience working in restaurants and was making $700 . . .

Older Black people in the US are twice as likely to develop dementia as white people are Hispanolistic/Getty Images In the US, people of colour receive worse treatment than white people at every stage of dementia care, from diagnosis to end-of-life treatment, according to an analysis of dozens of studies. Dementia-causing conditions, such as Alzheimer […]

Ava DuVernay describes her new movie Origin, which is based on Isabel Wilkerson’s book Caste, as “a film about a woman in pursuit of an idea.” Emma McIntyre/Getty Images for Academy Museum hide caption toggle caption Emma McIntyre/Getty Images for Academy Museum Ava DuVernay describes her new movie Origin, which is based on Isabel Wilkerson’s […]

WASHINGTON (AP) — Americans of various racial backgrounds largely agree that the government should focus on the economy and foreign policy issues in 2024, but recent polling shows that views among racial groups diverge on some high-profile topics, including racism and

When Layla Vitorio Peçanha recalls what happened on February 8, 2003, she speaks of it as a rebirth. Anxiously, the then-teenager made her way to the Rio de Janeiro State University’s (UERJ) campus, one of the country’s best. The long list of those who had passed its difficult entrance exam was pinned to a wall. […]

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