World Jul 24, 2020

Horrors of trans-Atlantic slavery traced through DNA study

A new DNA study published Thursday sheds fresh light on the horrors of the trans-Atlantic slave trade, from the legacy of rape that can be seen in today's genetics to how disease likely decimated some groups forced to work in deadly conditions. For example, DNA ...

Trump offers misleading data on Black people’s risk from police

World Jul 15, 2020

Trump offers misleading data on Black people’s risk from police

U.S. President Donald Trump said Tuesday more white people die at the hands of police than Black people, comments likely to further stoke racial tensions amid nationwide protests over racism and police brutality. Asked in a CBS News interview why Black people were still dying ...

Anti-racism protests turn spotlight on icons of U.S. history

World Jun 23, 2020

Anti-racism protests turn spotlight on icons of U.S. history

As the wave of anti-racism protests rocking the United States brings down monuments to figures linked to the country's history of slavery, the spotlight is shifting to historic characters long considered untouchable. Although protesters initially focused on removing statues of Confederate generals, the movement has ...