The history of Black stunt people's fight for equal opportunity in Hollywood

Jun 10, 2020
You can trace it back to the 1960s and the advent of the Black Stuntmen's Association.
The Black Stuntmen’s Association is honored at the NAACP with the President's Award.
Courtesy Phyllis Linda Ellis

Inequality by design: How redlining continues to shape our economy

Apr 16, 2020
A traveling exhibit connects the racist housing policies of the past to the inequities of today.
Nathan Connolly, a professor of history at Johns Hopkins University, stands in front of the Undesign the Redline exhibit at Impact Hub Baltimore.
Amy Scott/Marketplace

Michigan brewery faces boycotts after racial discrimination settlement

Dec 9, 2019
Can Founders Brewing repair its reputation with some bars and beer drinkers around Michigan?
Popular beers from around Michigan available on tap at Henry’s Place in Okemos, Michigan. One brewery you won't find here? Founders.
Karel Vega

A media race discrimination case with wider implications

Nov 13, 2019
The Supreme Court is hearing arguments in African American media entrepreneur Byron Allen's case against Comcast.
Byron Allen speaks at the Broadcasting & Cable Hall of Fame in New York City's historic Ziegfeld Theatre on Oct. 29.
Dave Kotinsky/Getty Images for Entertainment Studios / Allen Media Group

Younger workers more likely to talk pay with colleagues

Jul 4, 2019
Greater transparency around salaries could help close racial and gender pay gaps but can be tricky to navigate.
A group of business people having a meeting in an office
Grady Reese/Getty Images

Starbucks managers will have to take unconscious bias training. Does it actually work?

Apr 17, 2018
Last week, a manager from a Starbucks in Philadelphia called the police on two black men who had been waiting for a friend.
Protester Michelle Brown, 50, (L) demonstrates outside a Center City Starbucks on Sunday in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Police arrested two black men who were waiting inside the Center City Starbucks, which prompted an apology from the company's CEO.
Mark Makela/Getty Images

Parking tickets are bankrupting Chicago residents

Mar 6, 2018
Why Chicago has more parking ticket debt than other major American cities, and who the system targets.
Scott Eisen/Getty Images

You’ve got questions. We help you answer them.

Support nonprofit, independent journalism that makes you smarter.

Barriers to homeownership still exist for people of color

Feb 15, 2018
A report from Reveal looks at racial discrimination in the mortgage business and the legacy of redlining.
A 1937 map of Philadelphia shows redlining of neighborhoods.
Wikimedia Commons

Riding while black is a disadvantage, a new study finds

Oct 31, 2016
Researchers tested hundreds of requests for ride-hailing apps like Uber and Lyft.
BRENDAN SMIALOWSKI/AFP/Getty Images)