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What Black People Hear When You Demand That They Denounce Louis Farrakhan

Over the past couple of weeks, a familiar character has been haunting Twitter: Louis Farrakhan, leader of Nation of Islam. A few weeks ago, Farrkhan …

Census: Every Ethnic, Racial Group Grew, But Whites Slowed

WASHINGTON (AP) — The United States is growing older and more ethnically diverse, a trend that could put strains on government programs from Medicare …

Demographics

Racial Bias, Perceptions of Law Enforcement, Legal Standards Make Police Convictions Nearly Impossible

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — In the three years since fatal police shootings of unarmed Black people launched the Black Lives Matter movement, few officers …

Law Enforcement

The Legacy of Slavery and The Value of Black Life in America

<b>Click on the 'Listen' button above to hear this segment.</b><p>For as long as America has existed, black life has been valued and devalued to varying degrees. It is what former First Lady Michelle Obama called attention to her in speech at the Democratic National Convention.<p>“The story of generations of …

Black History

Slavery, Democracy, and the Racialized Roots of the Electoral College

At 11:45 p.m. on November 6, 2012, Donald Trump tweeted that “the electoral college is a disaster for a democracy.” Four years later, at 2:31 a.m. on …

Donald Trump
Political Science

Trump's team releases a "new deal" for Black America

Donald Trump is trying to take a break from his divisive rhetoric about black communities with a “new deal” and a “plan for urban renewal” for …

Donald Trump

Using Genetic Testing to Better Understand the Trans-Atlantic Slave Trade

The recent opening of the Smithsonian’s National Museum of African American History and Culture is part of a long and slow national reckoning on …

Black History

Becoming Intuitive, and the Power of Trusting Your Gut

Q<p>How did you know you had this ability?<p>A<p>When I was young, I would often have an inkling or gut feeling about something and it would come true. At …

Spirituality

Why Doesn't the Government Track Nationwide Police Use of Force?

Every day in America, people are killed or injured by police.<p>Sometimes they die in swarms of police bullets or in chokeholds or jailhouse beatings. Sometimes their hearts give out after being shot with a Taser or their lungs are crushed beneath the weight of grappling officers.<p>Yet, no one knows for …

Law Enforcement