On sugar cane production.
On sugar cane production.
Ahmaud Arbery went out for a jog and was gunned down in the street. How running fails Black America.
How the real estate boom left Black neighborhoods behind.
Terry Albury, an idealistic F.B.I. agent, grew so disillusioned by the war on terror that he was willing to leak classified documents—and go to prison for doing it.
A profile of England’s pre-eminent scholar of race, culture, and nationalism.
You walk around carrying this invisible weight — this pressure on your whole spirit—because the worlds you’re trying to fit into are rejecting you in so many ways. And you think it’s your fault.
Imagine a community of great possibilities and prosperity built by Black people for Black people. Places to work. Places to live. Places to learn and shop and play. Places to worship. Now imagine it being ravaged by flames.
“I know I learned to use my intelligence as a weapon to keep myself safe from racists, starting as a child, and suddenly it doesn’t feel like enough. The violence is like a puzzle with many moving parts, but the stakes are life and death.”
On the legacy of Louisiana Supreme Court Chief Justice Bernette Johnson and her battle with the Deep South’s white power structure.
Elon Green is a Longform contributing editor.
Black employees say Amazon has a race problem.
Last year an antique Depression-era neon sign was excavated in Pasadena—but it dug up a troubling story along with it. On Nat King Cole, hot chicken, and Malibu’s racist past.
On Black nonchalance.
Gold and diamond grills. Stilettos you can’t walk in. Grandly arching fingernails, lovingly adorned. Such flouting of functionality is an obvious fuck-you to the days of scrutinized teeth at auctions and picking cotton on plantations.
A white woman calls the police on her Black neighbors. Six months later, they still share a property line.
On hope, violence, and being Black in the outdoors.
The venture capitalist and Facebook board member staked his reputation on a Trump presidency. Now what does he have to show for it?
In New Orleans, hospitals sent patients infected with the coronavirus into hospice facilities or back to their families to die at home, in some cases discontinuing treatment even as relatives begged them to keep trying.
How the murder of Timothy Coggins was finally solved.
It starts with something small, and you ignore it. I remember when Jrue and I first started dating, right after college, and one of the women on my club team made a passing comment about him. “Jrue is the whitest black guy I know.”
The writer’s family saw an unmarked NYPD cruiser hit a Black teenager. He tried to find out how it happened, and instead found all of the ways the NYPD is shielded from accountability.
Trying to parent my Black teenagers through protest and pandemic.
CW: racist language
A black android faces grave human racism.
Anytime the racial temperature goes up and hell pays a visit to earth, the disappointment takes a holiday. And you fight. You fight because you’re tired. Yet you’re tired because you’ve been fighting. For so long. In waves, in loops, in vacuums, in vain.
Stories of African Americans playing in a city that has struggled with racism
Tressie McMillan Cottom on confronting racism, sexism, and classism.
Uncovering evidence of unequal treatment by real estate agents.