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...

June 10, 2019

As the ramifications of the 2016 and 2018 elections continue to pile up and the stakes in 2020 loom large, scores of young Black go-getters gathered in Washington, D.C., in May to swap notes and set a...

The Hate U Give was one of 2018’s most discussed films. That’s because it struck a nerve for Black America — and for White America, too. The story deals with police brutality, how children deal with t...

March 22, 2019

When UK-based production company Impossible Factual approached Yoruba Richen in the summer of 2017 to helm a new documentary about The Negro Motorist Green Book, a manual that helped African Americans...

March 6, 2019

On what feels like an unusually breezy day in early July in Georgia, there is a low hum of activity at Stacey Abrams’ campaign office on the southeast side of Atlanta. It is midmorning, and while a st...

March 4, 2019

The activist landscape wasn’t quite as, well, active when Tami Sawyer moved back home to Memphis, Tenn., in 2013 after a 10-year stint in Washington, D.C. Like so many who nursed psychic wounds of Tra...

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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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