April 30, 2019

This week, the Senate will vote on the nomination of Andrew Brasher to the U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Alabama. Brasher currently serves as Alabama’s solicitor general. Civil rights...

April 13, 2019

In We Want to Do More Than Survive: Abolitionist Teaching and the Pursuit of Educational Freedom, University of Georgia education professor Bettina Love offers a striking and searing take on U.S. educ...

April 12, 2019

On April 11, Georgetown University students overwhelmingly voted in a referendum to pay reparations for the descendants of the 272 slaves the school sold in 1838 to keep the school open. The proposed...

April 9, 2019

When radio show host and civil rights activist Joe Madison was asked to appear on the popular PBS genealogy show Finding Your Roots, he jumped at the opportunity.

“It’s a chance to learn information...

April 9, 2019

For four years, freelance writer and author Osha Gray Davidson delved deep into the complicated and unlikely history of Ann Atwater, a Black grassroots activist who worked with a Klu Klux Klan leader...

April 3, 2019

Cicely Tyson’s honorary Oscar was more than 45 years in the making when she received the award at the 2018 Governors Awards in Hollywood last fall. The 94-year-old Hollywood legend is the first Black...

It's one of the hottest days in May, and Rep. Maxine Waters (D-Calif.) is rushing into her Capitol Hill office. It's been a busy day, well, some may say a busy year for the California democrat. Earlie...

March 22, 2019

Throughout her career, Janine Sherman Barrois has been infusing her identity as a Black woman into the television shows that have entertained diverse audiences. After graduating from Howard University...

March 22, 2019

Quincy Jones has been called many things, and perhaps it’s best to think of Jones as Black culture’s institutional memory — fitting for a career that has spanned almost 70 years. While many are aware...

If anyone in Hollywood embodies the idea of working with intention, it’s Sterling K. Brown.

He is all about supporting the accurate, realistic, forward-thinking portrayals of Black people on screen. An...

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