As voters head to the polls, we talk to two Democrats about an election that is testing the city’s values.
The actor and other stars will start a school to train teenagers for jobs in Hollywood, the latest in a series of entertainment industry donations to city schools.
In 1959, Marion Hood received a letter that said, “I am sorry I must write you that we are not authorized to consider for admission a member of the Negro race.”
Abolishing slavery was only one step on a winding journey.
“I’ve spent a lifetime trying to outrun the ghosts of the South,” writes the author, whose African American grandparents were born in Georgia. A road trip reveals both the weight of the past and hope for the future.
After failing to qualify for the 100-meter freestyle in Tokyo, she has one last chance to make the U.S. team. It’s a stunning setback for a star of the Rio Olympics who spoke of mental and physical fatigue.
Emancipation from slavery has been celebrated on different days in different places.
Juneteenth is now a national holiday. But is it for everyone?
On Saturday, many of the city’s cultural venues are holding performances and parties to mark the emancipation of enslaved African Americans.
The law went into effect immediately, making Friday the first federal Juneteenth holiday in American history.
About 100,000 people have died of Covid in the United States since February, after vaccine distribution was well underway.
How the Virginia governor who was embroiled in a blackface scandal became the most racially progressive leader in the state’s history.
As the June 22 primary approaches, Democratic candidates sparred over matters of public safety, schooling and homelessness.
In her opinions, Justice Sotomayor explains how Supreme Court cases are part of a larger unfolding story of where the country finds itself.
Most candidates avoided attacking Eric Adams, the presumed front-runner, while mental illness and affordable housing dominated the policy discussion.
Academics believe that increases in the number of Americans familiar with the holiday, which commemorates the end of slavery in the U.S., may be a result of last summer’s protests against racism.
They are not completely wrong.
Nicholas Kraus of St. Paul, Minn., was drunk at the time of the crash, the authorities said. Deona Marie Erickson, 31, a social justice advocate, was killed in the episode.
Three of the officers in Savannah, Ga., mocked the death of William Harvey in a group text message exchange, in which an inappropriate GIF was shared, officials said.
My dad was a riddle to me, even more so after he disappeared. For a long time, who he was – and by extension who I was – seemed to be a puzzle I would never solve.
As New York’s Democratic primary nears, Black voters appear torn between Eric Adams and Maya Wiley and their divergent views on balancing public safety and civil rights.
Since the film’s release last week, there have been complaints about the lack of dark-skinned Afro-Latino actors in prominent roles.
The Annenberg Inclusion Initiative examined 4,060 executives at six types of companies, and found 19.8 percent were from underrepresented racial and ethnic groups.
Season 2 of the hip-hop comedy bolsters its raunchy humor with a sharp take on white privilege in a Black art form.
For contestants, it’s a pageant, yes, but also a place to celebrate Black sisterhood and promote a deeper understanding of a complex holiday.
Her Olivier Award was for her signature role as Queenie in “Show Boat,” a part that once earned a Tony nomination. She later lost her voice in surgery and fought to regain it.
Of the eight Democrats running for the post now occupied by Cyrus R. Vance Jr., three have no background as a prosecutor.
My dad was a mystery to me, made even more so after he vanished when I was 7 years old. For a long time, who he was – and by extension who I was – seemed to be a puzzle I would never solve.
Outsiders see a business success story for the ages. Many insiders see an employment system under strain.
The field of accounting is overwhelmingly white. Rumbi Bwerinofa-Petrozzello, a forensic accountant, wants to change that.
Virginia’s governor survived a blackface scandal with the help of Black Democrats, who saw a chance for policy concessions. Both got more from the relationship than they could have imagined.
The Brooklyn Liberation march took place amid a wave of legislation targeting transgender children and violence that disproportionately affects Black trans women. “We are here to claim space,” one speaker said.
The settlement came nearly five years after Mr. Sterling, a Black father of five, was fatally shot by a white police officer in Baton Rouge, La.
How one writer’s facial hair experiment in quarantine led to a deep consideration of his Blackness.
After 14 major league seasons, he wrote a book about Black pitchers and sang in nightclubs. “I made way more money in music than I did in baseball,” he said.
Reacting to an essay by Mr. Hanks, readers discuss the Tulsa race massacre and other parts of our history, both shameful and inspiring, that are often not taught.
An Interior Department committee’s decision to allow the renaming of the sites comes nearly 30 years after Texas lawmakers first voted to change the names.
The 1953 protest in Baton Rouge, triggered by her ejection from a bus for sitting in a “whites only” section, became a template for Martin Luther King.
After two white families claimed a grade calculation error, a Mississippi school added their children as co-valedictorian and co-salutatorian, reviving questions about race and equity.
Problematic sections of a work painted on Tate Britain’s walls have caught museum officials between the demands of activists and the policies of the British government.
Jodie Turner-Smith portrays the ill-fated wife of Henry VIII in a new mini-series. The show has stirred debate in Britain, which is sort of the point.
On the heels of winning his second Grammy, and on the verge of publishing a memoir, the singer, guitarist and harmonica player is enjoying a long-delayed moment of recognition.
People of color have been pivotal in some recent elections. Republicans are determined to stop that.
There are strong reasons to suspect that the mass grave was for victims of the 1921 killing, given contemporary evidence.
Alabama, Louisiana and Mississippi have the lowest vaccination rates in the country, increasing the risk of virus surges there.
Reopening after a tumultuous year, this Lower East Side institution is addressing the omissions and erasures in the neighborhood’s history — and its own.
Hannah Drake’s Un(Known) Project in Louisville is both a memorial to enslaved people whose stories will never be uncovered, and a challenge to unearth narratives hidden in attics and archives.
Often ignored in conversation about the booming resale industry is a long history of clothing thrifted by necessity, because of racism.
The entertainment of the playoffs has been coupled with a pressing message from players that fans have disrespected them for too long.