The story of the Essex—rooted in racialized ignorance and fear—offers a valuable lesson in survival for contemporary America.
"Less efficient" sleep might explain racial disparities in the risk for certain diseases, especially in women.
The 2016 documentary has given a voice to African-Americans, who now have more tools to fight for truth and justice.
"From housing to jobs to poverty levels, black America is struggling," the Princeton educator tells the Truthdig columnist. "In so many ways since 2008, our communities have been in ruins."
As the rest of the nation celebrates Black History Month, this February I’m taking a graduate-level course I call “Dead White Men.”
Truthdig Editor-in-Chief Robert Scheer moderates a discussion at the University of Southern California on an explosive Federal Reserve Bank study showing that racial inequality pervades American society at all levels of education, despite hopes to the contrary.
Their shocking report shows that higher education does nothing to dissolve income inequality for blacks and Hispanics.
It would have been lovely if Ari Berman's new book, "Give Us the Ballot: The Modern Struggle for Voting Rights in America," could simply have celebrated the 50th anniversary of the Voting Rights Act. Instead, it is even more useful as a guide to what still needs to be done.
Wealth inequality between whites and their black and Hispanic counterparts has reached its highest point since the late ’80s and early 2000s in the U.S.
While Time magazine chose Ebola fighters as the 2014 "Person of the Year," the runners-up include the Ferguson protesters whose "refusal to let a life be forgotten turned a local shooting into a national movement."