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Could black philanthropy help solve the black student debt crisis?

Mako Fitts Ward, Arizona State University When billionaire Robert E. Smith decided to pay off the student loans of the graduating class of 2019 at...

Not all Americans have a fair path to a good death...

Jason Ashe, University of Maryland, Baltimore County and Danielle L. Beatty Moody, University of Maryland, Baltimore County What does it mean to “die well”? The world...

Minorities face more obstacles to a lifesaving organ transplant

Camilla Nonterah, University of Richmond Patients who experience organ failure need a transplant to improve their odds of survival and to achieve a better quality...

We’re in a golden age of black horror films

Robin R. Means Coleman, Texas A&M University In the horror genre, black is definitely back. The movie “Ma,” which premieres on May 31, will star...

Misery and memory in Glendora, Mississippi: How poverty is reshaping the...

Dave Tell, University of Kansas In August of 1955, Emmett Till was lynched in the Mississippi Delta. The 14-year-old African American reportedly whistled at a...

I dig through archives to unearth hidden stories from African-American history

Jane Landers, Vanderbilt University Many years ago, as a graduate student searching in the archives of Spanish Florida, I discovered the first “underground railroad” of...

‘Coming of Age in Mississippi’ still speaks to nation’s racial discord,...

Leigh Ann Wheeler, Binghamton University, State University of New York Most memoirs are soon forgotten. A rare exception is Anne Moody’s “Coming of Age in Mississippi,”...

Are today’s white kids less racist than their grandparents?

Margaret Hagerman, Mississippi State University In America’s children, we often see hope for a better future, especially when it comes to reducing racism. Each new generation...

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Tourette syndrome: Finally, something to shout about

Michael Okun, University of Florida Tourette syndrome is a mysterious medical curiosity that has puzzled doctors for more than a century. People who have it...