Why France is Declaring Josephine Baker a National Hero

Why France is Declaring Josephine Baker a National Hero

France is honouring the US-born 20th Century singer and activist Josephine Baker with a place in the Pantheon on Tuesday. She’s the first black woman to be remembered in the resting place of France’s national heroes, through her work on civil rights and for the Resistance during the Second World War. Producers: Marianne Baisnee and […]

Examining the Black-White Wealth Gap

Examining the Black-White Wealth Gap

By Kriston McIntosh, Emily Moss, Ryan Nunn, and Jay Shambaugh, Brookings A close examination of wealth in the U.S. finds evidence of staggering racial disparities. At $171,000, the net worth of a typical white family is nearly ten times greater than that of a Black family ($17,150) in 2016. Gaps in wealth between Black and […]