Isabel Wilkerson's second book is a masterwork of writing — a profound achievement of scholarship and research that stands also as a triumph of both visceral storytelling and cogent analysis.
Lake City, Colo., had great turnout for their BLM march — 50 of the town's 400 residents. One problem: Nobody invited the town's only Black spiritual leader and his family.
National attention on the fight for racial justice may wane, but many protesters are still staging rallies and marches. How do they fight the system while combating their own burnout?
The federal agency that naturalizes U.S. citizens is dealing with budget cuts, backlogs, and possible furloughs. People who won't become citizens before November won't be able to vote.
Flint, Michigan is the site of one of the worst ongoing water crises in recent U.S. history. Artist LaToya Ruby Frazier has spent years capturing the stories of life living with toxic water.
A local road commissioner is defending his use of the N-word — by repeatedly using the slur, and insisting that it does not imply he is a racist. State and local officials are urging his resignation.
The billboards will be placed across Louisville, Ky., where Taylor was shot and killed in her apartment by police. The signs' message urges the arrest of the officers involved.
Esther Ngumbi, a professor from Kenya, and Ifeanyi Nsofor, a doctor in Nigeria, react to the megastar's movie-length music video — and to criticism from other Africans.
Kelsey Leonard was taught we are born with a deep connection to water and a duty to protect it. But today, she says, most of us have lost that connection—and the world is suffering because of it.
Water is life. Yet in the eyes of the law, it remains largely unprotected. Legal scholar Kelsey Leonard says granting water bodies legal personhood can transform how we value this vital resource.
The state was the last one to include the Confederate battle emblem on its flag. Reuben Anderson, chair of the redesign commission, discusses the proposals and what the change means for Mississippi.
In the lawsuit, former police Officer Garrett Rolfe alleges that his firing turned him into a "public spectacle." He is charged in Brooks' killing in a Wendy's parking lot.
Nigerian American artist Ekene Ijeoma is an MIT professor who draws on sound and data to explore representations of social justice. He's working on a "voice portrait" of the census called A Counting.
In a dissent, Chief Justice Bernette Johnson compared Fair Wayne Bryant's sentence to "Pig Laws" in the years after Reconstruction, which enacted harsh penalties for theft and other petty crimes.
Around the U.S., cities have been grappling with how single-family zoning can exacerbate racial inequity and climate change. States like California are struggling to fix that.