How Native American Slaveholders Complicate the Trail of Tears Narrative

When you think of the Trail of Tears, you likely imagine a long procession of suffering Cherokee Indians forced westward by a villainous Andrew Jackson. Perhaps you envision unscrupulous white …

Fact check: Ghana is not offering money, land to lure Black Americans

Claim: Ghana, in a pitch to Black Americans, offers money, land to Americans to escape ‘deadly’ racism An article appearing in the online publication PopularSuperstars says Ghana is offering Black …

Supreme court allows Florida to restrict people with felony convictions from voting

Florida can continue to block people with felony convictions from voting until they have repaid all fines and fees they owe, the US supreme court said on Thursday, a major …

White High School Drop-Outs Are As Likely To Land Jobs As Black College Students

African-Americans college students are about as likely to get hired as whites who have dropped out of high school. So says a new report from a non-profit called Young Invincibles, …

African-Americans With College Degrees Are Twice As Likely to Be Unemployed as Other Graduates

The Ivy-League-educated barista who can’t find a job that pays enough to live anywhere besides her childhood bedroom. The freshly minted MBA and law school graduates strapped with debt and frustrated about …

State Higher Education Funding Cuts Have Pushed Costs to Students, Worsened Inequality

Deep state cuts in funding for higher education over the last decade have contributed to rapid, significant tuition increases and pushed more of the costs of college to students, making …