Black History

Rudy L. Horne dies at 49; Chicago native checked the math in 'Hidden Figures'

Until 2016, Rudy Horne was known for writing about subjects with titles like “Bright Discrete Solitons in Spatially Modulated DNLS Systems” and …

Obituaries

Eugenics and the Modern Conservative Movement

On December 26, 2017, <i>The New York Times</i> published an op-ed by the widely known North Carolinian activist, Rev. William Barber II. “Trump’s Terrible …

History

Fans Mock Predominantly Black Kansas Basketball Teams With Monkey Noises And Racist Calls

Men and women's basketball teams from Labette Community College were mocked with racist calls during a game against North Arkansas College. The …

Racism

Who are Those MLK Family Members Expressing Support for Trump?

Members of the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King’s extended family came out in support of President Trump this week, on the national day of recognition for …

Donald Trump

'Make it right': Descendants of slaves demand restitution from Georgetown | NOLA.com

One-hundred-and-eighty years after Jesuit priests sold slaves to save Georgetown University from financial ruin, a group of descendants is calling …

Black Culture

Julius Lester, Chronicler of Black America, Is Dead at 79

Julius Lester, a captivating and often polarizing American writer whose odyssey through a labyrinth of religious and ethnic identities caused him to be labeled a militant black separatist and a race traitor, as well as an anti-Semite and, after his conversion to Judaism, a vociferous Zionist, died …

Obituaries

Texas employees get Friday off to celebrate "Confederate heroes"

Martin Luther King Jr. Day on Monday isn't the only holiday this week for state employees in Texas. They can also take off Friday for a state holiday …

Black Culture

February Is Black History Month – Here Are A Ton Of Related Resources

February is Black History Month in the United States.<p>I’ve just updated and revised The Best Sites To Teach About African-American …

Black Culture

Obituary: Julius Lester

Award-winning author, educator, activist, and musician Julius Lester, known for a body of work focused on African-American culture, history, and …

Black Culture

Black Power Series

<b>HISTORICAL EXAMINATIONS OF THE BLACK POWER ERA INCLUDING:</b><p>Grassroots organizing and activism<br>• Movements for black political, economic, and cultural …

Black Culture

FOUNTAIN: What would MLK say today?

If Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. had lived, would he be a welcome guest at churches filled this past week with celebratory praise for a dead civil …

Black Culture

Reverend Jesse Jackson visits Greenville for King Legacy Gala

In celebrating the life and legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. all this week, Rainbow Push Coalition Greenville has focused on education, …

Upstate South Carolina

TWU workers to American Airlines: Don’t use MLK Day as bargaining chip

The Transit Workers Union wants a better contract and it doesn’t want Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. injected into it.<p>“I don’t know how long this is …

Martin Luther King Jr. Day

Dickens, Helen Octavia (1909-2001) | The Black Past: Remembered and Reclaimed

Image Ownership: Public domain<p>The first African American woman to be admitted as a fellow to the American College of Surgeons (1950), Helen Octavia …

Charles Dickens

#FridayReads: The Autobiography of Public Relations Man Ofield Dukes

The chances of Ofield Dukes making it into a public relations textbook, much less a history book, were slim—as is the case with many African American …

African-American News

‘Black Panther’ is much more than a superhero movie for black Americans

"Black Panther is the superhero version of President Obama."<p>The highly anticipated <i>Black Panthe</i><i>r</i> movie is generating a must-see, gotta-be-there buzz …

Liberal View

NAACP recognizes Larry Hatter with Community Award

Oceanside Deputy Mayor Chuck Lowery announced the recipient of the 29th annual Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Community Award: Larry Hatter.<p>The award is …

Black Culture

Civil rights legacy; Wright-designed building razed; record-setting development in Missoula; unstable ice conditions; ceramics grant; new drug treatment center

Empowered <b>huckleberries</b> to Empower Montana and all those who participated in this year’s Martin Luther King Jr. writing and art contest. The contest, …

Montana

This Is Not the 'Dream' Martin Luther King Had

Hundreds of times this week, as at every yearly commemoration of Dr. Martin Luther King’s birthday, local preachers and politicians will cite the …

Liberal View

Black Panther, Black heroes and Black fans making racists mad

For many decades, when it came to the science fiction and fantasy genres, Blacks were sadly missing or present only in the background. For many, the …

Comics

Hertz U.S.A Road Trip Planner

NEW Civil Rights road trip route<p>Hertz has today launched a new route on its USA Road Trip Planner – The Road to Civil Rights. The new road trip route …

Road Trips

Celebrate the 150th anniversary of a defining moment in Iowa and U.S. history

CLOSE<p>Chief Justice Mark Cady gives the 2018 Condition of the Judiciary to the General Assembly on Wednesday, Jan. 10, 2018 in the House Chambers at …

Des Moines

Basin PBS presents ‘Tell Them We are Rising’

Indie Lens Pop-Up, presented by ITVS, Independent Lens, and Basin PBS BasinPBS.org, are presenting “Tell Them We Are Rising: The Story of Black …

HBCUs

One year after the Women's March the example of 19th century feminists offers hope

As we approach the one-year anniversary of the Women's March on Washington and the 20 sister marches in Texas on Jan. 21, 2017, I am reminded of the …

Opinion

Lorraine Hansberry: Sighted Eyes/Feeling Heart — Talking to Filmmaker Tracy Heather Strain – BLARB

“I wish to live because life has within it that which is good, that which is beautiful, and that which is love. Therefore, since I have known all of …

Books

White student axed from university for racist rant on Martin Luther King day

<b>A white student was thrown out of university after filming herself screaming ‘I f***ing hate n******’ on Martin Luther King Day.</b><p>Vile sorority girl …

Black Culture

Why some African Americans are moving to Africa

African-Americans are returning to the lands of their ancestors as life becomes precarious and dangerous in the USA.<p><b>Accra, Ghana -</b> They have come from the big cities of San Francisco, Chicago, and New York. Thousands of them. And many refuse to return.<p>A new wave of African-Americans is escaping the …

Africa

Trump rips a father from his family because he can. Shame on America for letting him.

On the day we celebrated Martin Luther King, who fought for people of all colors and means, Trump kicked a family man out of America to prove a point.<p>The word isn’t deported. The word is exiled. No, the word is sentenced.<p>Jorge Garcia came to America as a child. He has lived in America for three …

Immigration

This black woman’s beauty made her a Hollywood star — her fight against racism made her a hero.

After being typecast, marginalized, and refused service, Lena Horne fought back.<p><b>By Erin Blakemore</b><p>In 1949, Lena Horne was one of America’s most …

Culture

New documentary shows us that Lorraine Hansberry of ‘A Raisin in the Sun’ was one tough-minded woman

‘Sighted Eyes/Feeling Heart’ portrays a ‘left-wing radical’ who spoke truth to power<p>Here’s a phrase I bet you thought you’d never read: Be prepared …

Black Culture