The cover of author Richard Rothstein's new book (submitted).

‘Government at all levels created segregation’: author Rothstein says ahead of HBG appearance

BY: - May 15, 2023

Richard Rothstein speaks at Harrisburg’s Midtown Scholar bookstore on June 3 at 6 p.m.

Dr. Suleman Lalani, a Pakistan-born Muslim, won election to the Texas state House in November from Fort Bend County, one of a growing number of counties with no racial majority. Diego Ramirez Courtesy of Suleman Lalani.

More U.S. counties lack a clear racial majority (And people are getting along pretty well)

BY: - December 6, 2022

In 152 counties, no racial group makes up more than half the population.


Let’s set the record straight on the political ancestry of modern American racism | Opinion

BY: - September 1, 2021

There is no real debate about the crisscrossing stances America’s two major political parties have taken over the last century-and-a-half


Why Gil Scott-Heron’s ‘Whitey on the Moon’ still feels relevant today | Opinion

BY: - July 22, 2021

The year 2021 is shaping up to be an interesting year to revisit Scott-Heron’s “Whitey on the Moon.”


3 ways schools can improve STEM learning for Black students | Opinion

BY: - June 11, 2021

As a scholar who studies how STEM educators can more effectively reach Black students, I want to help all people develop an understanding of how anti-Black racism is a significant barrier for Black students learning STEM.


Is Philly’s Democratic leadership a friend or foe of Blacks? | Michael Coard

BY: - May 25, 2021

With friends like the Democratic City Committee, who needs Trump/Rizzo Republican enemies?

Will Philly NAACP boss who shared anti-Semitic meme run for another term at the top? He’s not saying

BY: - May 10, 2021

“[Muhammad] has not indicated to me that he’s planning to run or is not planning to run,” said Cofield, a member of the national NAACP board of directors.


Many Black Americans aren’t rushing to get the COVID-19 vaccine. A long history of medical abuse suggests why | Opinion

BY: - February 28, 2021

Though COVID-19 has killed Black Americans at nearly twice the rate as white people, Blacks are the racial group least enthusiastic to get the vaccine.


How Black cartographers put racism on the map of America | Opinion

BY: - February 24, 2021

Mapping is part of the broader Black creative tradition and political struggle.


What I learned when I recreated the famous ‘doll test’ that looked at how Black kids see race | Opinion

BY: - February 23, 2021

A researcher recreates a famous 1940s doll experiment to probe how Black preschool children view race and themselves – and finds not much has changed.

Racial tensions and resentment persist in Philly courts, judge and civil rights attorney say

BY: - October 27, 2020

A Philadelphia judge and a local civil rights lawyer are raising the alarm over an ongoing culture of racial resentment and tensions inside the city’s court system.

Duquesne U. prof put on leave after using ‘N’-word multiple times in video class with student

BY: - September 12, 2020

A Duquesne University student who asked to remain anonymous told Pittsburgh City Paper that the professor who said the n-word was Gary Shank of the university’s School of Education.