America's Lost Chinatowns
Stories of Chinatown in the US usually focus only on New York or San Francisco. But for Asian Americans in the country's heartland, these small enclaves are the lifeblood of a community.
The Next Generation of Chinatown
Many children of immigrants grew up in their parents' gift shops, tea emporiums, and restaurants. Now, they're taking over their family businesses, adapting and innovating on years of tradition.
Court documents reveal gruesome details of sexual violence against murdered soldier Vanessa Guillén
Two years after Guillén was murdered by another soldier, her family sued the Army for $35 million for failing to address reports of sexual harassment.
Inside the electrifying world of Basement Bhangra, the legendary New York City dance scene
Shuttered in 2017, the party was an inclusive space for South Asians in New York for 20 years. Its one-day revival in August celebrated its 25th anniversary.
Massachusetts became the 18th state to outlaw Black hair discrimination. Here's the tangled history of the CROWN Act.
45% of Black school girls have experienced hair discrimination, and Black women are 1.5 times more likely to be sent home from the workplace because of their hair.
Meet the 22-year-old 'Gen Z Historian' who uses Tiktok to share the truth behind some of history's most whitewashed moments
Kahlil Greene is using TikTok to teach his followers that "most of Gen Z culture is just a whitewashed version of Black American culture."
Serena Williams became the greatest tennis player of all-time even as she endured racist and sexist attacks in the media
The 23-time Grand Slam champion has faced vicious racist attacks during her legendary career while dominating the predominantly white sport.
Explaining the controversy around 'Satanic Verses,' the book that led to the fatwa against author Salman Rushdie
Published in 1988, Rushdie's "The Satanic Verses" was decried by some as blasphemous for its portrayal of the Islamic prophet Muhammad.
'Insecure's' Jean Elie writes a love letter to the Haitian American experience in his new show, 'Send Help'
The new show follows the challenges of a first-generation Haitian American trying to make a career in Hollywood. It debuts on August 11 on AMC's streaming platform AllBlk.
Serena Williams is retiring. Her legendary career will have changed tennis forever, from increasing Black representation on the courts to equal pay.
"I'd like to think that thanks to opportunities afforded to me, women athletes feel that they can be themselves on the court," Williams wrote in an essay for Vogue.
From Steve Jobs' iconic turtleneck to bold micro pleats, a look back at the legacy of fashion's Issey Miyake
The designer was renowned for his innovative use of traditional Japanese fabrics and techniques, including his origami-like pleats. Miyake died on August 5 at the age of 84.
In the 1800s, the American Colonization Society relocated thousands of freed Black Americans to West Africa. It led to the creation of Liberia.
Slave-owning US presidents Thomas Jefferson, James Monroe, and James Madison, as well as leaders Daniel Webster and Francis Scott Key, were members of the ACS.
For some Black women in America, moving abroad is a way to heal and find themselves
Women told Insider that moving and traveling outside the US helped them find freedom, balance, and respect.
Before finding his dream job at MSU, Mel Tucker turned down a shot at an NFL job because of the controversial Rooney Rule
Mel Tucker had a shot to interview for the Jacksonville Jaguars head coaching job but turned it down because he suspected he was a minority quota.
From a murderous affair to an anonymous Black jockey, the true story behind the moving pictures in Jordan Peele's 'Nope'
After murdering his wife's lover, Eadweard Muybrige captured a jockey on a galloping horse. Historians say his photos capture a glimpse of Black success.
Kevin Aviance had no idea Beyoncé would sample his song in 'Renaissance,' but he thinks it's 'such an honor'
The legendary drag performer's music is featured in the song "Pure/Honey" off of Beyoncé's latest album.
A Black father created a YouTube channel to create content with representation for his young daughter. Now, the account is racking up tens of millions of views a month.
Javoris Hollingsworth was inspired to start "Gracie's Corner" after seeing the lack of representation in the content his daughter was consuming. In July 2022, the channel gained 77 million views.
The story behind 'TV's first interracial kiss' between 'Star Trek's' Nichelle Nichols and William Shatner
Show executives were allegedly concerned the kiss between Captain Kirk and Lieutenant Uhura would anger Southern TV stations, and tried to change the script.
From mass weddings to sex rituals, life inside the controversial Unification Church
Grappling with the feeling that they lived double lives, people born into the church tell Insider what it was like to escape and forge new identities for themselves.
From 'slapping therapy' to steep 'liberation' fees, ex-members speak out about life inside the Moonies 'cult'
As they became more aware of their sexualities and its inconsistencies with church doctrine, many children born into the Unification Church began to question their practices.
Shinzo Abe's suspected assassin wanted revenge against the Unification Church. Here's what growing up in the Moonies 'cult' was like.
For the Blessed children of the Unification Church, growing up in what many regard as a cult felt like living for a greater truth. Leaving meant undoing everything they ever knew.
A mortgage company owned by Warren Buffett was fined $20 million for discriminating against Black and Latino homebuyers
Trident Mortgage Co., owned by Berkshire Hathaway, avoided writing mortgages in minority neighborhoods and used racial slurs, the DOJ found.
The Q was supposed to be one of New York's most inclusive LGBTQ nightclubs. Employees are accusing it of racism and transphobia.
A lawsuit filed by a former owner of the nightclub alleges a toxic environment rife with racism, bigotry, sexual misconduct, and underage drinking.
An Indian actor posted images from a nude photoshoot. Now, he's under police investigation.
The complaint said Ranveer Singh's nude photoshoot "insulted women's modesty." Obscenity laws are often broadly interpreted in India.
Jessica Alba believes Marvel movies are 'still quite Caucasian' and 'more of the same' since her 'Fantastic Four' films
Jessica Alba discussed the popular franchise in a new interview with Glamour UK while reflecting on the lack of diversity in Hollywood.
A Black woman says Target rejected her for a job, until she applied as 'Tori' under a different race
In a viral TikTok video, Naturi Greene said she only heard back from Target after she re-applied with a new name and listed herself as "mixed race."
In 1863, Abraham Lincoln relocated 453 freed Black Americans to a Haitian island as a part of an 'experiment.' The plan failed catastrophically.
Lincoln tried to resettle 453 newly freed Black Americans on a cotton farm on Île à Vache. The disastrous plan ended in mutiny, and one year later, only 350 survived.
How the first Asian American Miss Texas is using TikTok and a law degree to change what it means to be a pageant queen
Unlike winners before her, Averie Bishop is outspoken about her progressive politics. Now, she's using her platform as Miss Texas to help create opportunities for everyone.
A Broadway adaptation of one of the most popular Bollywood movies of all time will feature a white, American lead. Some fans say it's another example of whitewashing on stage.
Raj, the male lead in the movie "Dilwale Dulhania Le Jayenge," is rewritten as Rog, a white American, in the stage adaptation.
In 1926, an all-Black beach club was set to open on Huntington Beach. Then, it mysteriously burned down.
The Pacific Beach Club was meant to be a haven for Black beachgoers who were banned from segregated recreational spots. It burned down before opening.
Some Republican politicians called a 10-year-old rape victim's story was a lie. Now, they're shifting the focus to immigration.
After an Ohio man was arrested for rape, some right-wing politicians are focusing in on his immigration status.
I'm a Buddhist monk and a makeup artist. Here's how both my religion and makeup helped me discover myself.
Kodo Nishimura told Insider about how the Buddhist path, makeup, and "The Princess Diaries" helped him on his journey of transformation.
In a post-Roe world, women of color continue a return to midwives and traditional forms of postpartum care
As racial disparities in maternal healthcare persist, some pregnant women of color say they feel safer returning to traditional birthing practices.
How 5 Asian designers are reimagining traditional designs into modern fashion
From cheongsams to áo dàis to kurtas, a growing list of Asian designers have found inspiration in modernizing traditional clothing.
In 1871, the US almost acquired the Dominican Republic. President Ulysses S. Grant hoped that 'the entire colored population of the United States' would move to the island.
Concerned about the future of newly emancipated Black Americans, President Grant saw the Dominican Republic as a place where they could live freely.
Inside the glittering world of Sabyasachi, the Indian bridal designer bringing his intricate designs to New York
Sabysachi has fans in Priyanka Chopra and Bollywood's top stars. The Indian designer is set to unveil a new store in New York in the fall of 2022.
I was wrongfully accused of sexual assault and spent nearly 10 years in prison. Here's how I proved my innocence and became a criminal defense lawyer.
When he was 18, Jarrett Adams faced an all-white jury and was wrongfully sentenced to 20 years for rape. Now, he helps others avoid his fate in court.
How an entrepreneur founded the 'Heinz of cannabis' after struggling to find opioid-free relief for her veteran parents
Dose of Saucy, which sells cannabis-infused condiments, wants to emphasize community and diversity in its business.
Black women are twice as likely to have stillbirths. With Roe overturned, experts say more women of color could be investigated for miscarriages.
Because women of color have higher risks of stillbirths and miscarriages, they could be falsely charged of having an abortion, advocates said.
After 53 migrants were found dead in San Antonio, immigration advocates urge the Biden administration to end Title 42
The Biden administration vowed to lift Title 42, a health order that turns migrants away because of the pandemic. However, the order remains in place.
Tan France is okay saying 'no, thank you very much' to stereotypical roles for brown entertainers
Though he said the UK is 'massively behind' when it comes to meaningful roles for South Asians, "Queer Eye's" France thinks things are changing.
As the Supreme Court overturns Roe v. Wade, some experts fear interracial marriage may be the next target
Experts fear the Supreme Court's ruling to overturn federal abortion rights may put interracial marriage in jeopardy.
With Roe v. Wade overturned, communities of color continue to fight for their rights
For decades, women of color have been on the front line of the fight for abortion rights. They will also bear the greatest burden now that Roe v. Wade has been overturned.
A youth activist was killed in Acadia National Park. Police are looking for her boyfriend
Nicole Mokeme, who founded a Maine nature retreat for Black youth, was killed in an overnight hit-and-run at the park last weekend.
With Roe overturned, Indigenous communities say it was always impossible for them to access abortion services
Due to an amendment that restricts federal funding from going toward abortions, Indigenous people have always faced increased barriers accessing abortion services.
50 years since Title IX was enacted, survivors of sexual assault say the law failed to protect them
Title IX was enacted 50 years ago to protect students from sexual violence. But some survivors of color say they face heightened barriers and bias.
In Asia's Boy Love TV shows, characters live in a world that is unapologetically queer
BL shows focus on romantic relationships between boys who seem to exist in a world free of obstacles. For their fans, BLs are a source of community.
From parades to pageants, here's how America has celebrated Juneteenth over the decades
Photographs capture a visual history of Juneteenth celebrations in America, which date back to 1866 in Texas to commemorate the end of slavery.
A food historian explains why the color red plays an important role during Juneteenth celebrations
Culinary historian Adrian Miller told Insider the origins of Juneteenth and how red-colored foods became intertwined with the holiday.
In Texas, a park founded by formerly enslaved people prepares to celebrate its 150th Juneteenth
In 1872, Emancipation Park was founded to commemorate the end of slavery in Texas. Over the years, it has become a pillar of Houston's Black community.