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'The Shadow of Slavery' -- Trinity Church Confronts Its Past and the Present

Trinity Parish and the Trinity Episcopal Church on Broadway and Wall Street in New York City organize an annual theological conference called "Listen for a Change." The conference is intended to prepare "clergy and laypersons for imaginative and catalytic leadership." This January the theme was …

Delaware governor signs resolution formally apologizing for slavery

Delaware Gov. Jack Markell signed a resolution Wednesday officially apologizing for the state’s role in slavery and for wrongs committed against blacks during the Jim Crow era.<p>The signing took place at the Delaware Public Archives in Dover. The declaration coincided with the state’s celebration of …

Here's Why Black History Must Be Remembered All Year Long

By <b>Jill Richardson / OtherWords</b><i>This piece originally ran on OtherWords.</i><p>As the rest of the nation celebrates Black History Month this February, I’m …

Black History

The media force that made ‘Black Twitter’ possible

By Kim Gallon<p><i>Kim Gallon is an assistant professor of history at Purdue University, a visiting scholar at the Center for Africana Studies at Johns Hopkins University, and the founder and director of the Black Press Research Collective.</i><p>Where would Black Lives Matter be without social media? Some …

29 Fascinating Books for Black History Month You Never Got Assigned in School

There are plenty of Black History Month book lists to teach you about Rosa Parks or Martin Luther King Jr. or the March on Washington and any other …

David Cameron: 'Black people more likely to be in prison than at a top university'

David Cameron hires Labour MP to lead equality investigation as he launches anti-discrimination drive<p>Universities will be forced by law to disclose what proportion of ethnic minority applicants get places, David Cameron has announced as part of a concerted Government anti-discrimination drive.<p>The …

Injustice anywhere: A reflection on homecare and Black History Month

In California, this month is particularly poignant for the homecare providers of the United Domestic Workers of America (UDW). On February 1, all of the state's nearly 400,000 In-Home Supportive Services (IHSS) workers became eligible to earn overtime pay and other basic labor protections <b>for the</b> …

How true crime series are exposing America's criminal justice system

By<p>Once again, a television series is proving that American audiences have a thirst for stories revolving around real people and actual crimes.<p><i>The</i> …

To Kill a Mockingbird: a book that still raises questions about 'good' justice

So many excellent points were raised below my article about morality in To Kill A Mockingbird last week that I can't resist continuing the discussion. Most people agreed that the book is more complicated than its critics may have suggested – and that Harper Lee is neither childish nor simplistic in …