black America

Late Capitalism

The Typical Black Family May Have Zero Wealth by the End of This Century

Despite what Trump says about black unemployment, the inequality gap is approaching the point of no return, according to a new report.
Allie Conti
1.15.19
Black Women Making History

How Black Women on Capitol Hill Are Dealing with Trump

With white supremacists rising under a right-wing president, black women in the halls of power are looking out for each other and the causes they care about.
Janelle Harris
4.2.18
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
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
Black Women Making History

The Scholar Helping America Grapple with Its Ugly History

Author Keisha N. Blain knows Donald Trump and Dylann Roof didn't come out of nowhere.
Kim Bellware
2.12.18
Art

Painting the Pain and Beauty of Black Life

Artist Nina Chanel Abney's simultaneous gallery shows were down the street from each other and a world apart.
Gabrielle Bruney
1.5.18
The VICE Guide to Right Now

Amazon's Making Its Own Post-Civil War Series Called 'Black America'

The streaming site announced the new project from 'Boondocks' creator Aaron McGruder to rival HBO's 'Confederate.'
River Donaghey
8.1.17
Party

The World's Coolest Day Party Is Also a Safe Space for People of Color

Everyday People is the celebration that brings young blacks together to have a good time in the midst of today's social turmoil.
Alexis P. Williams
6.27.17
crime

Did the FBI Spy on This Black Muslim After 9/11 Because His Dad Was Linked to Malcolm X?

Critics say the case raises serious questions about how the government treats radicals of all stripes.
Erin Corbett, Arun Kundnani, and Anevay Aponi Zapata
2.8.17
News

Black Radicalism in the Age of Castro

In our new Donald Trump reality, black radicals will not react as they did in the 1960s and 70s, when Fidel Castro welcomed some fugitives to his shores.
Ron Howell
11.30.16
News

What Young Black Men Can Expect from President Trump

History suggests African Americans—and black men, in particular—may be relegated to a modern three-fifths compromise, one in which neither Black Lives nor Black Votes Really Matter.
Edward Wyckoff Williams
11.21.16
Photo

Rare Photos of Black Activism from the 60s

'North of Dixie: Civil Rights Photography Beyond the South' spotlights moments in the fight against discrimination, focusing on areas of the country where the struggle for civil rights has been ignored by the history books.
Chase Hall
11.20.16
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