His strongman threats are scary. But don’t forget that he’s weak.
As half of the duo Satan and Adam, he played blues on the streets of Harlem and later on stages around the world. He died of complications of Covid-19.
Mr. Johnson, the City Council speaker, was one of the front-runners to succeed Mayor Bill de Blasio, but the recent rigors of his job had worn on him.
No police officer will have to answer for Breonna Taylor’s death. This never gets easier.
The nation’s largest performing arts organization, shut by the coronavirus pandemic, sends a chilling signal that American cultural life is still far from resuming.
President Trump’s standing is as strong as it has ever been.
In a new memoir, the rock musician breaks down the first 25 years of his life, when he found his sound, his voice and his commitment to love and nonviolence.
Interestingly, the suburban vote may not be one of them.
The predominantly white neighborhoods outside Wisconsin’s largest city, among the nation’s most racially segregated suburbs, could be a key part of President Trump’s narrowing path to re-election.
A report shows Black neighborhoods have been more heavily patrolled, but police officials have said that enforcement is mostly driven by 911 and 311 calls, not racial bias.
A Black student, the subject of degrading comments in a fraternity group chat, got a tip about the messages. She posted them on Twitter.
The magazine’s Ethicist columnist on identity in Hollywood writers’ rooms — and more.
A joyous jumble of 60-plus shows in five boroughs, it is a reminder of photography’s power not just to document crisis, but to help imagine better lives.
He was a young man from the projects gunned down by officers near his home. But race is complicated in South Africa, and so is his story.
Kyle Lewis of the Seattle Mariners is a top contender for the American League Rookie of the Year Award in a shortened season upended by postponements and delays.
Jacob Gardner, who was indicted in the killing of James Scurlock during a May protest in Omaha, had been expected to turn himself in to the authorities, his lawyer said.
A docuseries on slavery through the lens of sunken slave ships that never reached their destination — ships that became mass graves of kidnapped Africans.
Nearly 30 years after arriving from Morocco, after building a life and family here, I still hear: “Go back home!”
Ghosted by their employers, members of the profession are facing “a full-blown humanitarian crisis — a Depression-level situation.”
Early indications are promising. But automated systems provide rich opportunities to perpetuate bias.
Some ways of talking about race and class are more effective politically. And not just with Hispanics.
“There’s so much more that comes with being Black apart from dealing with racism,” says Theresa Ikoko, a Londoner whose movie “Rocks” opened this week.
The Trump administration opened a civil rights investigation into the university after its president acknowledged the role of systemic racism at the school and in society.
Janelle Monáe and her directors tackled slavery’s terrible legacy. But re-enacting scenes of bondage demanded reserves of strength.
In her new book, “Just Us,” the poet and essayist repeatedly asks how race is understood and manifested in American culture.
“American Struggle” at the Met shows an artist searching out bits of the nation’s history that have been edged out, and making visible the fight for racial equality.
Statistics show a steady decline in major crimes. But what has intensified are the challenges to France’s traditional national identity, and the jockeying in the race to be the next president.
The extraordinary suggestion came as Attorney General William P. Barr has emerged as a messenger for President Trump’s re-election campaign.
One of the biggest surveys ever of ancient DNA offers new evidence of who the Vikings were and where they went raiding and trading.
Sending workers home after a colleague tests positive for the coronavirus will be a fact of life for months to come.
In 1860, the Wide Awakes mobilized against slavery and for Abraham Lincoln. A new collective is tapping into their spirit today.
Despite pledges to nominate more members of underrepresented ethnic and racial groups, companies have made little progress over the last five years.
Right now, it’s not the Republicans. But a Hispanic swing toward Trump hints at a more unsettled future.
In “Greyboy,” Cole Brown recounts the lives of privileged outsiders, himself among them.
Her efforts will support organizations trying to build political power in states that are undergoing rapid demographic change.
Former and current employees accuse Dr. Lucica Ditiu, leader of Stop TB, of harassment and bullying. The complaints threaten to slow prevention efforts worldwide.
The people who now represent the United States, interacting with visiting foreign leaders in Washington and at the highest levels abroad, are overwhelmingly white and male.
Rather than focus on interracial comparisons, his National Survey of Black Americans explored the complexities within the Black population.
Because much cancer research and clinical trials have been based on white populations, efforts to explore the ways race and ethnicity influence disease are underway.
“Black Founders Matter” started out as a T-shirt design. Now, a once-jilted start-up founder is trying to turn it into a moneymaking strategy.
Pharmaceutical companies and the government must step up their efforts to enroll a diverse group of volunteers.
Six months dark. Thousands of artists out of work. Could this disaster have a surprise ending? Five critics on what must change, onstage and off.
Michele Roberts grew up in the South Bronx and made her way to the pinnacle of the legal world before becoming the head of the players’ union.
Milo Rau has retold the Passion of Christ through the story of migrant workers in Italy fighting for rights and citizenship.
Alberto Paniz-Mondolfi treated some of the world’s most horrendous infectious diseases before fleeing Venezuela. Now that experience is helping him untangle MIS-C.
Conductors, players and administrators don’t necessarily want to abandon blind auditions. But they say the lack of diversity in American orchestras is more complicated than that.
The James Gordon Bennett Medal will now be named for Chief Peter J. Ganci, who was killed in the Sept. 11 terror attacks.
The false idea of Black people as irresponsible, erratic and dangerous is not new.
As a Black designer in the 1990s, he was heralded by insiders and overlooked by the fashion system. So he created his own.
Extracting political power from racism and fear is a Trump specialty. Will it work one last time?