LISTEN: Celebrate Juneteenth With Jenifer Lewis
On the 153rd anniversary of Juneteenth, the “Black-ish” actress discusses the importance of learning the full scope of American history.
National Trust Joins Mission to Save Nina Simone's Childhood Home
The conservation organization deemed the house a “National Treasure.” Now it’s working with a group of artists dedicated to protecting it.
New York Health Department to Recommend Marijuana Legalization
Drug reform advocates welcome the move, but remain wary of how the state will address criminal justice issues related to legalization.
The Trauma of Separating Children From Their Parents
“The harm our government is now causing will take a lifetime to undo.”
WATCH: 'Quest' Follows a Black Family's Highs, Lows for 8 Years
The PBS-streamed documentary follows the Rainey family throughout the Obama administration to offer a rare, complex portrait of a working-class Black family.
Separate, Unequal: 700+ Public Charter Schools Are Whiter Than Their Districts
From priority attendance zones to expensive uniforms to no-busing policies, a new report says that many charter schools are creating highly segregated, richly resourced schools.
Outrage Surges Over Trump's Family Separation Practice
Critics assail “un-American” immigration policy, as House Republicans mull two measures that would dump billions into a southern border wall.
Asthma Rates Rise in Puerto Rico Following Hurricane Maria
Doctors and public health officials say they have “never seen anything like this.”
'Bao' is Brainchild of Domee Shi, First Woman to Direct A Pixar Short
The much discussed animated film short screens immediately before “Incredibles 2.”
Mara Brock Akil's 'Love Is_' Updates Black Sitcom Golden Age
The woman behind “Girlfriends” and “Being Mary Jane” on how her new OWN series differs from—and connects to—the Black-cast sitcoms of the 1990s.
Black Arrow Is on a Mission to Unite Black Soccer Fans Worldwide
The brand grew out of founder Aaron Dolores’ desire to bridge soccer and Black culture.
WATCH: Bobbito Garcia's 'Rock Rubber 45s' Celebrates Hip Hop
Famous friends of the renowned DJ—including Rosie Pérez, Questlove and Lin-Manuel Miranda—examine Garcia’s decades-long dedication to hip hop in his new documentary.
Lawsuit Challenges Texas Abortion Laws That Target Women of Color
As state lawmakers continue to pass restrictive measures, a coalition of reproductive rights advocates are working on what they call a “big fix” to Texas’ restrictive abortion laws.
GoldLink Brings It Home for Tiny Desk Performance
The “Crew” MC visited his hometown for an intimate set at NPR’s Washington, D.C. headquarters.
Family Auctions Rosa Parks' Restored Detroit Home
The house is part of a larger auction of rare artifacts of Black history, which includes Alex Haley’s manuscript for “The Autobiography of Malcolm X” and The Jackson Five’s first professional record contract.
New Monticello Exhibit Explores Sally Hemings' Legacy
The new exhibit is part of the Mountaintop Project, which seeks to tell the stories of Hemings and other Black people who were enslaved on President Thomas Jefferson’s plantation.
New Reports Confirm How Ill-Prepared Puerto Rico is For Hurricane Season
With ongoing problems with both its electrical and water infrastructure, the island is in a weakened state.
Tiffany Haddish's Must-Read Tale of Meeting Roseanne Barr
“She been racist, why’d you all give her a TV show?”
Deborah S. Esquenazi Adapts Her 'Southwest of Salem' Doc for TV
The series centers on four Latinx lesbian women wrongfully accused of gang rape.
WATCH: Mariah Dillard Rules Harlem in 'Luke Cage' Trailer
“Harlem doesn’t need a hero. It needs a queen.”