Black Stats, a new book by Oakland-based academic, author, and activist Monique Morris, explores that data and much more about black American life from education to the entertainment industry to the justice system.
Meet Darrin Slade, a Principal Making a Big Difference
Several students who might have dropped out of school are high school graduates this summer because of one principal in D.C.'s Ward 7. Since Darrin Slade arrived at H.D. Woodson High School two years ago, the attendance rate has climbed from 54 per cent to 68 per cent.
Spiderman is Now Biracial, Sony Says Hero Has to Be White
On June 23, Sony and Marvel revealed that Tom Holland, a white British actor, will play Spider-Man in the next movie. A day earlier, Marvel announced that Spider-Man in the comic books will now be Miles Morales, the biracial Spider-Man of an alternate universe. Sony's racial and sexual requirements for Spider-Man are fueling reactions online.
High School Student Chefs Learn Lessons Beyond the Kitchen
Eighty New York City high school seniors found their passion in the kitchen instead of the classroom. They take their next steps Wednesday after studying at Food and Finance High School, where 80 percent of students are considered "economically disadvantaged." Michelle Miller reports on how their future is heating up.
Verda Byrd considers herself African-American, even though she was actually born white. But the mere mention of Rachel Dolezal sets her off. Byrd says the difference between them is she didn't know her racial heritage for 70 years.
Correspondent Martha Teichner looks at the questions raised by the shocking massacre of nine people in a historic black church in Charleston, S.C., the motivations of the white gunman, and where America stands on race relations today.
Photographer Brandon Tauszik is documenting black barbers in Oakland, CA. His project, Tapered Throne, explores what the shops represent. “The black barbershop ... is like the black man’s social club,” says one barber. "It’s where a black man can come and be a black man.”
Chicago Student Describes Being Accepted to 26 Different Colleges
Arianna Alexander, from Chicago's Hyde Park neighborhood is a gifted student with a 5.1 grade point average on a 4.0 scale. She has been bombarded with acceptance letters from 26 universities and offered a staggering $3 million in scholarships.
Albert Woodfox Has Spent Over 40 Years in Solitary Confinement
Former Black Panther Albert Woodfox has been in solitary for over 40 years. While Woodfox could be released as early as today, we look at a new investigation by The Marshall Project and NPR that reveals prisons are sending thousands of people directly from solitary confinement back into their communities with almost no help or preparation.
My Dreadlock Chronicles wrote: In Twisted: My Dreadlock Chronicles, author Bert Ashe delivers a witty, fascinating, and unprecedented account of black male identity as seen through our culture's perceptions of hair.