CoCo Avenue is well-known to fans in LA's Koreatown. But Jenny Lyric and Jenna Rose are not Korean American; they're African American. And the duo are currently in Korea, wowing the crowds with their own brand of K-pop.
A new book looks at a community in Mississippi that is at the center of a dark piece of American history. On multiple occasions, black residents were lynched on a bridge outside of town — and that's the subject of a new book, "Hanging Bridge: Racial Violence and America's Civil Rights Century.”
Failing to understand the interests of 55 million Latinos has been one of the greatest political failures of our time, writes Roberto Lovato. Latinos, he says, want to be heard on more than just immigration issues.
A former NYPD officer received probation after being convicted for the 2014 manslaughter of Akai Gurley. The case is dividing Asian Americans in many ways — but is also opening up new channels for dialogue.
After the 1850 Fugitive Slave Act, which allowed the capture and return of slaves from states and territories in the US even where slavery was outlawed, Tubman began bringing slaves to Canada. On many occasions, Tubman brought runaway slaves to a church called Salem Chapel in St. Catharines, Ontario.
Under apartheid, millions of black and mixed-race South Africans were forced to leave their homes and move to barren land, away from white South Africans. Now, some families of color living in Cape Town fear the history of forced evictions is about to repeat itself, this time under a democratically elected government.
Racial tensions are not new in St. Louis, but they've certainly been put on international display the past few days. But on local professor says the current crisis has little change of igniting long-term change.
An officer-involved shooting more than a week ago has led to riots and protests in the city of Ferguson, Missouri, a largely African American suburb of St. Louis, Missouri. The police officer was white, the victim was black. Now, as the protest escalate, Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon has ordered the National Guard in to help restore order.
In the midst of protests in Ferguson — marked by increasingly militaristic police intervention — Palestinian protestors have offered their support, solidarity and advice to those on the front lines of the St. Louis suburb. An unexpected dialogue has emerged on Twitter between the two groups — protestors who live halfway across the world from each other but face similar battles.
Ansgar Graw, a reporter with the German newspaper Die Welt, has years of experience in places like the Gaza Strip, China, Vietnam, Iraq and Cuba. But Graw had never been arrested for reporting — until he went to Ferguson, Missouri.
Was the shooting of Michael Brown an isolated incident or another chapter in America's history of racial division? The events in Ferguson have brought that question back to the front of national news, and some people think it needs to stay there.
Ruffina Farrokh Anklesaria immigrated to the US from Trinidad 15 years ago. She settled in Ferguson, Missouri, and says she's seen the town's diversity transform. Right now, Anklesaria is teaming up with other members of the community to highlight the positive side of the small Missouri town, but she says as an immigrant, she still sees racial divisions in the US.
Anna Deavere Smith went to Los Angeles just weeks after the 1992 Los Angeles riots ended — after the media moved out but before the healing really even began. She made a play about the factors contributing to the riots — and she's been outspoken about issues of race and equality to this day.
The unrest this month in Ferguson, Mo., has many Americans thinking about where we are as a country when it comes to race. One Ethiopian-American writer is urging her fellow African immigrants to be "Ferguson strong" and identify closely with African Americans.
In a long career that includes dancing for Bob Fosse, choreographing for Whitney Houston and many roles in film and TV, 'Scandal' actress Khandi Alexander continues to prove herself an actress of impressive range and variety.