african americans

2020

Mayor Pete Faces a Familiar and “Vicious” Enemy in South Carolina: Homophobia

Black pastors say Buttigieg will struggle in churches that define marriage as between a man and a woman.
Daniel Newhauser
7.8.19
Film

Barry Jenkins Is the Perfect Director for the Alvin Ailey Biopic

Between Jenkins' stunning depictions of Black characters and the legendary choreographer's dance moves, the film is destined for greatness.
Taylor Hosking
6.3.19
Silicon Valley Diversity

The Congressional Black Caucus Is Asking Silicon Valley Why It's So White

The political organization sent a letter to technology and telecommunications lobbying groups about diversity last month.
Sarah Emerson
3.13.18
slavery

Blacks Were Enslaved Well into the 1960s

More than 100 years after the Emancipation Proclamation, there were black people in the Deep South who had no idea they were free. These people were forced to work, violently tortured, and raped.
Antoinette Harrell
2.28.18
Travel

Trump is making black Americans want to travel abroad more, business owners say

Five black-owned travel companies told VICE News they’ve seen an uptick in business since Donald Trump’s surprise victory.
Antonia Hylton
2.27.18
Life Inside

A Black Mother's Survival Guide for Her Teenage Son

The only right you have, I told him, is to make it home alive.
Meredith Walker as told to Alysia Santo
2.16.18
Rise Up

Black Farmers Are Reclaiming The Industry from Racism, Stereotypes and a Difficult Past

Many African-Americans don’t want to get into farming because of its painful history, but a new generation is making the land their own.
Emily Weitz
11.17.17
Garage Magazine

Painting in Black and White: Race and the New Figurative Art

In their electric new paintings, Jordan Casteel and Celeste Dupuy-Spencer fly the flag for a new wave of American figurative painting that casts the subtleties of race in a newly engaging light.
Aruna D'Souza
9.26.17
VICE News Tonight on HBO

Bernie ignited a political movement that's finally taking shape

If the socialist bloc wants to become more than just the party of dissent, they'll need to appeal to some non-white demographics. 
Jay Caspian Kang
8.21.17
News

A Racist White House Doesn't Surprise Black People

A white guy endorsed by KKK affiliates becoming president is scary, but not unprecedented in American history.
Paris
11.15.16
The VICE Guide to the 2016 Election

Why Black People Need to Reject Trump's Anti-Immigrant BS

Trump and his allies continue to claim that immigration threatens the jobs of poor black people, but that's a dangerous false narrative.
Wilbert L. Cooper
9.29.16
The VICE Guide to the 2016 Election

The Myth of Donald Trump’s Black Voter Outreach

As the Republican nominee makes overtures to minority voters, he's pursuing a strategy of dividing and conquering.
Paris
9.5.16
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