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Breonna Taylor's family attorney believes the Kentucky attorney general's investigation was a coverup

August 27, 2020

We still revel in claiming firsts:  First Black person to be president, senator, congressman.  And this is not just a United States phenomenon.  It occurs across Africa and the African Diaspora....

May 19, 2020

Adding value to Black-majority cities requires federal investments in housing,  education, business development, and healthcare. It’s unlikely, with the current makeup, that a predominately White U.S....

March 7, 2020

Every decade, we all have the opportunity to shape the future of our communities with one simple task: completing the census. I have been at the Census Bureau for more than 10 years and I am now the s...

In 2012, Octavia Spencer won the Best Supporting Actress Academy Award for playing the maid, Minnie, in the movie The Help. Five years later, Spencer was nominated again for Best Supporting Actress fo...

February 18, 2020

Regina King has a knack for finding and telling stories that advance the national conversation on race. She is careful and humble in this interview, so she won’t tell you outright she does this. But i...

February 18, 2020

Lena Waithe is well aware that some people are riled up about her portrayals of Black people in 2019’s groundbreaking film Queen & Slim. She also knows that the beauty in being Black stems from our mu...

February 18, 2020

Da’Vine Joy Randolph is the square peg in a world of round holes. She doesn’t fit into anyone’s predictable mold. She likes it that way and, actually, so do we.

As the breakout star from 2019’s biopic...

December 9, 2019

This September, I spoke at the March on Washington Film Festival for the documentary Chisholm ’72 – Unbought & Unbossed, which highlighted Shirley Chisholm’s presidential campaign. As the first Black...

December 9, 2019

 In 1965, playwright and poet Amiri Baraka (b. Leroi Jones) challenged the theatrical status quo by creating the Black Arts Repertory Theatre/School (BARTS) in Harlem. The opening of the theater is co...

December 9, 2019

 My mother was thrilled when she learned she was pregnant with me. When her relationship went sour, she realized that she would have to raise me on her own.

My earliest memories of my mother are that s...

July 21, 2019

Although the most recent election season brought five Black women — the largest class ever — to the House of Representatives, the leadership gap for Black female representation in public office still...

July 10, 2019

David Johns is working to racism, LGBTQ bias and homophobia.

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...

January 21, 2019

At the 2019 Women’s March, Black women were noticeably smaller in number, but they made their voices heard.

“African-American women are present at this march. We want to show our solidarity and support...

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