HBCUs like the all-women's Bennett College were largely founded after the Civil War to give African Americans the opportunity for higher education. The schools saw booming enrollment for decades. In recent years, they've struggled to survive.
A pair of California state legislators have introduced a package of bills to train doctors, nurses, judges and police officers to spot implicit bias on the job that leads to disparities in treatment and care, justice and punishment.
Despite a decades-long rescue effort, the tiny delta smelt appears closer than ever to vanishing from its only natural home, the Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta. Now, some conservationists worry it won’t be long before the only place the public can glimpse the once-abundant species is at the aquarium.