These White People Profited Off Their Neighbor's Murder
After setting up a robbery that got a black woman wrongly imprisoned for murder, this duo opened their "Goat Castle" up to tourists in Jim Crow Mississippi.
'Black Panther' Could Change the Black Film Narrative
The film that features an almost all-black cast, a black director, and is set in a world that portrays people of color in a superior light is something black people have never seen before.
Travel Has Always Been Deadly for People of Color
The United incident was not fatal, but it harkened to a dark American tradition.
The ‘Hidden Figures’ of NASA’s Early Years and the Woman Who Told Their Story
Motherboard talks to author Margot Lee Shetterly about the legacy of pioneering black women mathematicians who helped NASA win the Space Race.
The Horrifying True Story of the Black Brothers Forced to Become Circus Freaks
In the new book 'Truevine,' journalist Beth Macy details their mother's three-decade quest to get her boys back.
This Bridge in Mississippi Has Hosted Decades of Racial Violence
A new history of brutal lynchings at the same spot in 1918 and 1942 offers insight into the terror of white supremacy.
The Luxury Brooklyn Apartment Complex at the Site of a Former Prison
A small group of Crown Heights community members are trying to halt a new construction project, arguing that it sits on hallowed grounds that reflect the neighborhood's history of racism.
Hannah K. Gold
Why Do Black Churches Keep Burning?
A series of fires at predominantly black churches since the horrific shooting in Charleston, South Carolina—including two blazes in the same state—have raised the specter of copycat racial violence.
The Age-Old Question of Whether Jimmies Are Racist
There is dissent as to whether the term strictly applies to chocolate sprinkles, but far more importantly, there is disagreement over whether the term is racist. Some of those who grew up with the word now refuse to use it.
Fifty Years After Selma, Civil Rights in Alabama Are Still in Rough Shape
You'd think that by now Alabama would be tired of being the state where marginalized Americans have to demand their dignity the loudest.
Racists Are Pissed Off About the Trailer for the New Will Smith Movie
The movie's "race mixing" has provoked some of the most vile, old-fashioned racism you'll encounter this week.
The Plantation Is Still Here: An Interview with Artist M. Lamar
We talked about sexuality, racism, history, the policing of black men's bodies.