February 28, 2017

A look at historically black colleges and universities as Howard turns 150

As Howard University celebrates its 150th anniversary, learn more about America’s historically black colleges and universities and the students who attend.

February 22, 2017

6 facts about black Americans for Black History Month

Over the past 40 years, blacks have made progress on several fronts. Yet large racial gaps persist in areas such as wealth and poverty.

February 15, 2017

How Hispanic police officers view their jobs

Hispanics are the fastest-growing major racial or ethnic group in local U.S. police departments. Here are key findings about how Latino officers see their jobs.

ScienceFebruary 6, 2017

Parents of young children are more ‘vaccine hesitant’

Parents with children ages 4 or younger are more concerned than other Americans about the potential risk of side effects from the MMR vaccine.

U.S. PoliticsFebruary 2, 2017

The changing face of Congress in 5 charts

Apart from its political makeup and policy objectives, the new Congress differs from prior ones in other ways, including its demographics.

January 25, 2017

Most officers say the media treat police unfairly

Among the challenges U.S. police officers perceive on the job is a widespread feeling that police are mistreated by the media.

U.S. PoliticsJanuary 24, 2017

115th Congress sets new high for racial, ethnic diversity

Almost one-in-five voting members of the House and Senate are a racial or ethnic minority, making the 115th U.S. Congress the most diverse in history.

January 18, 2017

U.S. still has a ways to go in meeting Obama’s goal of producing more college grads

As Obama’s time in office nears its end, the U.S. remains short of his goal to produce more college graduates by 2020.

January 13, 2017

Republicans more likely than Democrats to have confidence in police

Republicans and Democrats have vastly different opinions about how well police do their jobs and the realities of policing today.

January 12, 2017

Black and white officers see many key aspects of policing differently

On some subjects, racial differences among the police are considerably more pronounced than they are among the public as a whole.