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A Michigan college basement is home to the nation's biggest collection of racist objects

Nowhere in the museum are items identified as racist, which is part of the curator's strategy.


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.


A new ruling on voter ID laws could affect the 2016 presidential race

33 states have voter identification laws on their books. One of them was just struck down by the one of the most conservative federal appeals courts. Similar laws could be next.


Muhammad Ali's Legacy: Boxing Legend, Proud Muslim, Champion of Civil Rights

Muhammad Ali, who died on Friday at age 74, is one of the greatest boxers of all time, but he will be remembered for more than just his lightning-fast fists.


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.


50 Years after Selma March, Activists Walk Again to Restore Voting Rights in South

Hundreds of activists are retracing the path of the 1965 Selma March to highlight the damage done to the Voting Rights Act of 1965 by a 2013 Supreme Court decision.