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This Ghanaian Art Historian is Creating a 54-Volume Encyclopedia on African Culture

Ghanaian writer and art historian, <b>Nana Oforiatta-Ayim</b>, was a PhD student back in 2009, when she first conceived the idea of creating a comprehensive …

What History Teaches Us About Trump's Immigration Order

Political lessons from 1850.<p>In October 1850, two white slavecatchers arrived in Boston, determined to bring Ellen and William Craft back South in cuffs and shackles.<p>Two years earlier, the Crafts, a slave couple from Macon, Georgia, had enacted one of the most daring and celebrated feats of escape …

Kendrick Lamar's New Reebok Collab Addresses Our Divided Society

He's still committed to taking on big issues.<p>When Kendrick Lamar joined forces with Reebok towards the end of 2014, the artist recognized it was a unique platform for him to tackle issues that are largely overlooked in the industry. Footwear and fashion might not be go-to platforms for public …

T.I. Praises President Obama For Galvanizing A Generation To Fight For Change

President Barack Obama’s second term in office will officially come to an end on January 20th, leaving many Americans using this time to reflect on the impact of his work done during his eight years. Having emerged as an outspoken opponent to social injustice, veteran MC T.I. wrote a lengthy letter …

Kendrick Lamar

Chrisette Michele Releases Poem About Controversy

Chrisette Michele<p>Amidst controversy surrounding her performance during <b>Donald Trump’s</b> Inauguration, <b>Chrisette Michele</b> has released a poem called ‘No …

The Fearless Feminist Artist Taking Down South Africa's 'Bro Code'

Lady Skollie has a reputation for using her art to directly call out public figures who have been accused or imprisoned for rape.<p>Breaking taboos through paintings and digital media — including Twitter and a sex talk radio show, by addressing issues of gender, sex, pleasure, and abuse — …

Why America adopted race-based slavery.

<i>Excerpted from</i> <b>Strange New Land: Africans in Colonial America</b> <i>by Peter H. Wood. Published by Oxford University Press.</i><p><i>This article supplements Episode 1</i> …

African-American News

The State Where Racism Is Enshrined in the Constitution

The Alabama state constitution, which is 310,000 words long, was written with the purpose of disenfranchising blacks.<p>As the presidential race heats …

The new threat: 'Racism without racists'

<b>(CNN) —</b> In a classic study on race, psychologists staged an experiment with two photographs that produced a surprising result.<p>They showed people a photograph of two white men fighting, one unarmed and another holding a knife. Then they showed another photograph, this one of a white man with a knife …

Baltimore’s Freddie Gray Protests from the Photographer’s Perspective

A group exhibition currently on view at Baltimore’s Maryland's Institute College of Art looks at the social and racial issues that gripped the city …