The National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) was created after a White mob in Springfield, Ill., destroyed a Black neighborhood and lynched two African American men. A group,...

During the 40th annual Martin Luther King oratorical festival at our Oakland neighborhood public school earlier this year, the mosaic of children's faces revealed the full spectrum of our country’s mo...

April 23, 2019

Pictured: Stanley Nelson at the NMAAHC’s Oprah Winfrey Theater

From the days of slavery, African Americans have used their creativity and ingenuity to create financial freedom and economic empowerment...

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

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...

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