Race


Benton Harbor, Michigan, USA - May 4, 2019: The City Limit sign as seen from St Joseph.
Lead Contamination: This Small Michigan Town Hasn’t Had Safe Drinking Water Since 2015

Yet another Michigan town's water supply is contaminated with lead. Every day, residents need to drink bottled water or cope with dire health consequences otherwise.

Black Lives Matter activists in Port Huron, Michigan.
Michigan’s Population Is Declining in a Trend Called ‘Reverse Migration’

2020 census data shows a population decline in Michigan’s Black communities. One local leader says it’s to find more opportunities in the South. 

two Black women holding quilt with photos of relative who was killed by police
Phoenix Police Controversies May Have Sparked DOJ Probe Into the Department

The Justice Department will look into whether Phoenix police officers have used excessive force, abused people with disabilities, and engaged in other misconduct.

A family at the Seabreeze  resort near Wilmington. North Carolina's coast offered a few resort destinations for Black families in the era of segregation. (Fair use image)
When Luxury Was a Luxury: The Rise and Fall of North Carolina’s First All-Black Resort

History rarely makes a place for Black leisure in the era of segregation. But North Carolina's coast was once a destination for middle-class Black people.

The Trailbred Riderz, one of North Carolina's Black saddle clubs, are continuing the traditions of oft-overlooked Black cowboys and cowgirls. (Photo by Amber Thompson)
‘A Little More Fashion, a Bit More Culture’: A Roundup of Rides with North Carolina’s Black Cowboy Clubs

Inside NC’s Black saddle clubs, the cowboys and cowgirls continuing their traditions with trail rides and horseback events this summer.

Geeta Kapur, a civil rights attorney from North Carolina, is the author of the new book "To Drink From the Well: The Struggle for Racial Equality at the Nation's Oldest Public University." (Image via Geeta Kapur)
UNC’s ‘Racist Roots’ Fueled Nikole Hannah-Jones Scandal and Legacy of Injustices, Legal Scholar Says

Enslaved people literally laid the bricks at UNC. So how does its past reflect on the turmoil of today?

Journalist Nikole Hannah-Jones stands for a portrait at her home in New York, Tuesday, July 6, 2021. A controversy over tenure at UNC-Chapel Hill has supercharged debates in North Carolina about teaching the state's history of racism in K-12 and higher education. (AP Photo/John Minchillo)
‘What Gets Taught Matters’: Why North Carolina Must Confront Its History of Racism

The author of a North Carolina history book explains why it’s so crucial for the state’s K-12 students to understand our state’s history of racism.