February 18, 2020

In 2011, Chinonye Chukwu was saddened, frustrated and angered when Troy Davis was executed at a state prison in Georgia. Despite the thousands of people who protested the decision, the governor refuse...

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

I loved Toni Morrison long before I read a word she’d written.

Her life was an epic poem, a love poem written to African Americans — and by extension to all of humanity.

She wrote from the intimacy of d...

February 5, 2019

Black History Month: The writer Langston Hughes was born on Feb. 1, 1902. Hughes was one of the young Black, creatives who came to fame during the Harlem Renaissance — a time in the 1920s when that pa...

November 6, 2018

When Charlene Carruthers set out to write her new book, Unapologetic: A Black, Queer, and Feminist Mandate for Radical Movements, she realized that her role models — Ella Baker and Fannie Lou Hamer —...

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The Crisis magazine is a quarterly journal of politics, culture, civil rights and history that seeks to educate and challenge its readers about issues facing African-Americans and other communities of color.

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