If the US paid reparations to descendants of enslaved people, the COVID-19 pandemic wouldn't have hit so hard across racial groups, research finds.
yesterday • ~4 min
Dress codes can help maintain social hierarchies, but can also express emerging political ideals and aspirations.
Feb. 16, 2021 • ~15 min
Poor materials and lack of rigor keep schools from offering rich lessons on Black history, an expert argues. They're missing an opportunity, she says.
Feb. 15, 2021 • ~7 min
Even if we start to see a decrease in COVID cases, a study of the 1918 influenza pandemic suggests a spike could occur in late 2021 or early 2022.
Feb. 15, 2021 • ~5 min
Nine hikers were found dead in 1959 after a risky expedition in Russia's Ural Mountains. New research offers a plausible explanation.
Jan. 29, 2021 • ~10 min
A new book argues that the US government waged genocidal war against Native Americans from the 1600s to the 1900s.
Jan. 28, 2021 • ~7 min
Punishing criminal participants in the January 6 insurrection could have unintended consequences, as did investigations into the KKK in 1965.
Jan. 22, 2021 • ~6 min
Best case scenario? Our collective memory of the 2020 holiday season will fade quickly. Here's why experts think that's likely.
Dec. 24, 2020 • ~6 min
A new book explores how the kidnapping of baby Charles Lindbergh, Jr., began a media revolution and became the "crime of the century."
Dec. 24, 2020 • ~7 min
An expert explains how Europeans during the Middle Ages and Renaissance saw the conjunction of Saturn and Jupiter, set to happen again on December 21st.
Dec. 18, 2020 • ~9 min