Mee

8 Flips | 2 Magazines | 32 Likes | 5 Following | 1 Follower | @Mee2rtl | Keep up with Mee on Flipboard, a place to see the stories, photos, and updates that matter to you. Flipboard creates a personalized magazine full of everything, from world news to life’s great moments. Download Flipboard for free and search for “Mee”

Today and Always, Black Lives Matter!

Recent events in which five people were shot by three white men near the "Black Lives Matter" encampment in north Minneapolis are part of the racist backlash that followed the election of Barack Obama in 2008.<p>On April 7, 2009, soon after the election of the first African-American as president of …

Black Lives Matter

Take a cue from Ralph Ellison: Don't demean minority students by overprotecting them

In a 1967 interview, the African American novelist Ralph Ellison denounced the commonplace idea that blacks had been permanently "damaged" by slavery, segregation and institutional racism. Instead, Ellison insisted, blacks' survival in the face of discrimination and hatred demonstrated their …

African-American News

America's First Slavery Museum Shifts the Focus from Masters to Slaves

Unlike many plantation tours, which lionize wealthy white slaveowners, the Whitney Plantation in Louisiana tells the violent history of slavery from the perspective of the people who were chained, maimed, and molested.<p>When you arrive at Whitney Plantation in Wallace, Louisiana, you're given an …

One class all students should take

<b>(CNN) —</b> In the last few weeks, colleges have been rattled by stories of racial tension on campus. This week, the president of the University of Missouri resigned after black football players promised to boycott games in response to his administration's failure to adequately address racially charged …

Race & Ethnicity

Visiting a Plantation but No Mention of Slaves

<i>(Note: The pictures above were taken on the plantation. The top is a collection of photos and the bottom photo is me kneeling before the names of the 124 slaves from Oak Alley Plantation.)</i><p>It was a month ago that a couple of friends and I descended on New Orleans. We were there to see each other …

Faubourg Tremé: The Fascinating and Tragic Story of America’s Oldest Black Neighborhood

“Long before Rosa Parks, people in my neighborhood [Faubourg Tremé] lived a civil rights movement that changed the course of American history.” – …

30 Rare Portraits of African American Life in 1900

Many American students have been taught about the landmark 1900 World’s Fair held for 7 months in Paris and attended by more than 48 million people. …

Black History