With Your Wings, a long-forgotten story by acclaimed author John Steinbeck, tells the story of discrimination between black soldiers during World War II. It was finally published last week, some 70 years after the author wrote it.
Actor George Takei is famous for his role as Mr. Sulu on the original Star Trek — not to mention his wildly popular humor on Facebook. But before he became a star, he lived as an inmate in an internment camp and was forced into Asian stereotypes on screen.
Most of Africa spent centuries under white rule, either through colonial policies or post-colonial schemes like apartheid. But that changed two decades ago, and since then Africa hasn't had a white leader of any country. But that just changed.
South African comedian Nik Rabinowitz grew up on a farm outside Cape Town with speakers of Xhosa, an African language distinctive for its clicking consonants. “I like to think of myself as the white sheep of the family,” he jokes.
South African sprinter Oscar Pistorius was sentenced on Tuesday to five years in prison for killing his girlfriend, Reeva Steenkamp. The case also held symbolic meaning as a popular white athlete was sentenced by a black female judge.
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.
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.
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.
France has its own issues with a lack of diversity in films and movie awards. But those who are trying to compile statistics on racial and ethnic representation in France face another problem. It's taboo to even collect those kinds of numbers in France.
Republicans in Kentucky will be caucusing today, and even though the GOP’s presidential candidates all take a hard line on immigration, there was a time when voters saw even starker views on immigration at the ballot box.
While America still has far to go in reducing racism, we've come a long way. Over almost a century of life, Betty Soskin has lived through segregation, the civil rights era and Black Lives Matter. As the nation's oldest park ranger, she reflects on how the needs of the nation during World War II helped speed social change — not just for women but also for African Americans.
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.
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.