August 14, 2013 This week was the 40th anniversary of hip-hop's creation, and many of its most important practitioners are entering middle age, too.
August 13, 2013 The federal judge in New York City's closely watched stop-and-frisk trial issued a pointed ruling that alluded to police whistle-blowers, academic research and the Trayvon Martin case.
August 13, 2013 Every time a controversy involving the slur bubbles up, someone calls for a ban on it. But would that even work?
July 26, 2013 The lightning-rod congressman wasn't backing down from his comments comparing immigrants to drug smugglers. Is that a good thing or a bad thing?
July 5, 2013 At this point, the black POTUS is kind of a Hollywood staple. So let's expand the universe of possibility, shall we?
July 1, 2013 Where does the slur "cracker" come from, anyway? It turns out it's pretty old. Like, Shakespeare old.
June 21, 2013 In an effort to figure out whether the stereotype of the "bro" had a racial component to it, we mapped out the dimensions of bro-ness. Turns out it's a fairly nuanced landscape, but there's one celebrity who indisputably rules it all.
June 20, 2013 More than any team he faces, LeBron James' biggest foil is actually Michael Jordan, The Greatest Basketball Player Ever.™
June 17, 2013 A new study has found that blacks, Latinos and Asians looking for homes were shown fewer housing options than whites who were equally qualified. And fewer options meant higher housing costs.
June 15, 2013 The United Negro College Fund's new campaign shows just how much the way we talk about and around race has changed.
June 12, 2013 A majority of Americans think weed should be legalized, according to recent polls. It's portrayed as silly, but not dangerous, in pop culture. Yet marijuana arrests — which fall disproportionately on people of color — have been central to the war on drugs.