The story of how blood got desegregated also reminds Americans that, as novelist Ralph Ellison wrote nearly a half-century ago, “The black American … puts pressure upon the nation to live up to its ideals.”
The story of the rise and collapse of the Freedman’s Bank is an important and little-known episode in black and American history in the years following emancipation.
We asked three academics to choose key quotes and add the context missing from the president’s words.
In a recent trip to Bangladesh, I witnessed this benevolence firsthand. I saw roads adorned with pro-refugee banners. Even those with opposing political views have come together to support the Rohingyas.
The animals that are so familiar in Christmas cards and carols didn't begin to make an appearance until hundreds of years after Jesus' birth.
Studies show that injuries and illnesses rise when the clocks change. Some states may end the practice; others could make it permanent.
Around the globe, about 815 million people — 11 percent of the world’s population — went hungry in 2016, according to the latest data from the United Nations. This was the first increase in more than 15 years.
The writing performance of school-age children is a matter of considerable concern. Educators and researchers from around the world have highlighted the challenges students face to master writing.
Researchers at the University of Western Australia have developed non-invasive means for measuring stress and mood in animals and are now working with sheep farmers to improve the well-being of their animals. PTSD has been identified in elephants, dogs, chimpanzees and baboons, for example.
Each Mardi Gras, 25 million pounds of beads hit the streets of New Orleans. The story of how they got there — from the Middle East, to China, to Bourbon Street — reveals a cycle of environmental degradation, worker exploitation and irreparable health consequences.