Black History

Witness a history of racial injustice at two new museums in Alabama and Mississippi

Shirah Dedman burst into tears when she saw her great-grandfather’s name on a coffin-sized box and a jar of soil.<p>Since childhood, the Los Angeles native had heard about a relative who had been lynched. Eventually, she learned that he had been arrested in 1912 in Shreveport, La., for passing a …

Black Culture

Alabama 12-year-old's lynching documentary acclaimed

Lily Hoyle is 12. She's a sweet, smart little girl from Mobile, with blonde hair and braces.<p>She's also the director, producer and star of a powerful …

Black Culture

The complicated mix of racism and envy behind blackface

In the last few months, the seemingly antique practice of blackface minstrelsy has burst back into the headlines. In a conversation with Jonathan Capehart of The Washington Post, the great jazz musician and music historian Wynton Marsalis equated the use of commercialized vulgarity in hip-hop and …

African-American News

Atlanta's Paper Boi on race and rap stardom in the USA

<b>Brian Tyree Henry is still getting used to being famous.</b><p>"I've lived in the same neighbourhood in Harlem for eight years, I love it.<p>"But recently people have started screaming 'Paper Boi' as I go in the building. I'm like, 'Guys, I'm still the same person'."<p>As the rapper Alfred "Paper Boi" Miles, …

Civil Rights

Empathy Is the Kryptonite We Need to Vanquish Trump

A growing stack of new books warns us against the toxic predations of Trump and his spineless GOP minions. But a time-honored remedy already …

Empathy

Episode 176: Daina Ramey Berry, The Value of the Enslaved from Womb to Grave - Ben Franklin's World

What did it mean to be a person and to also be a commodity in early America?<p>Daina Ramey Berry, an Associate Professor of History at the University of …

Black Culture

Brave Hearts: Remembering the Little Rock Nine

Arkansas National Guardsmen prevent African American students from entering Little Rock Central High School, September 1<p>... VIEW MORE<p>Francis …

Brown v. Board of Education

Al Sharpton: Cohen is 'sending a signal' to Trump

The enemy of my enemy is my friend.<p>Donald Trump is definitely my enemy, and he’s got billions more enemies on this planet.<p>Good God, I’ve never felt …

Donald Trump

As Seattle gentrifies, blacks no longer feel welcome

Seattle's black community reflects on the legacy of the Black Panther movement on the city<p>By Gregory Scruggs<p>SEATTLE, July 22 (Thomson Reuters …

Black Panther

Unlearn

Dear friend,<p>A recognition: to seek true happiness, wisdom, and self actualization; focus on unlearning in life, not “learning”.<p>Via negativa …

Eric Kim

Meet Greenville's first African-American Circuit Court judge

CLOSE<p>Greenville's Alex Kinlaw hopes to make an impact as the first African-American 13th Circuit Court Judge<p>Judge Alex Kinlaw Jr. is one reason that …

Family Court

Democrats need to #VoteLikeBlackWomen

x<p>Black women delivered for Dems in the commonwealth of Virginia. Yet again another cycle and the white women vote was split. #ElectionDay …

Liberal View

A Chance For Her to Learn

We were at the Detroit Historical Museum. It’s nestled between the DIA, the Michigan Science Center, the Charles H. Wright Museum of African American …

Underground Railroad

Hidden Figures: Black Women Have Always Been On The Frontline Of American Activism

When Maxine Waters stepped forward last month to encourage holding this administration accountable for the unconscionable policy of separating …

African-American News

William Faulkner conference focuses on slavery as theme

OXFORD, Miss. (AP) - A conference at the University of Mississippi is focusing on what slavery meant in the life, imagination and writing of William …

Ole Miss

The disappearing story of black homesteaders who pioneered the West

Ever heard of Blackdom in New Mexico? Dearfield in Colorado? What about DeWitty in Nebraska? Didn't think so. Neither had I several years ago. But …

Civil Rights

Black Excellence: Two African Americans Receive Prestigious Harvard Business School Award

It may be the first time that two African Americans received this award in the same year. Carla A. Harris, vice chairman at Morgan Stanley; and …

Harvard Business School

City of Birmingham hires Denise Gilmore as director of cultural preservation - Birmingham Business Journal

By Tyler Patchen <br>– Health and Technology Reporter, Birmingham Business Journal<p>Jul 17, 2018, 9:11am CDT<b><br>Updated</b> Jul 17, 2018, 12:01pm CDT<p>Mayor Randall …

Civil Rights

Olympians’ Contributions Featured Prominently In National Museum Of African American History And Culture

<i>A statue at the National Museum of African American History and Culture depicts Tommie Smith (C), John Carlos (R) and Peter Norman of Australia (L)</i> …

Black Culture

LI veterans look back on Truman's executive order to desegregate the military

In 1944, Glen Cove native William Johnson took a train to Alabama for flight training at Tuskegee Army Airfield.

Civil Rights

Sondra Perry's first major U.S. museum exhibition opens at ICA Miami

<b>MIAMI, FLA</b><b>.-</b> The Institute of Contemporary Art, Miami is presenting the country’s first solo exhibition by rising American artist Sondra Perry. …

Art

Trump Replaces Black History Month With Confederate History Month

July 21, 2018 by Andrew Hall<p><b>Washington DC –</b> The White House announced President Trump’s plans to officially replace Black History Month with …

Black Culture

Jeanine Pirro Reportedly Called Whoopi and Other View Hosts ‘C*cksuckers’ in Front of the Audience Before Storming Out

Fox News entertainer "Judge" Jeanine Pirro left some important details out of her story when she sobbed on her colleague Sean Hannity's shoulders …

Liberal View

Civil rights legend James Meredith says he is on a new mission from God

JACKSON, Miss. — James Meredith is a civil rights legend who resists neatly defined narratives.<p>He integrated the University of Mississippi while braving mob violence in 1962 — yet he worked in the late 1980s for archconservative Sen. Jesse Helms, considered a foe by many in the civil rights …

Black Culture

How the Right Wing Convinces Itself That Liberals Are Evil

Since the 1950s, the conservative movement has justified bad behavior—including supporting Donald Trump—by persuading itself that the left is …

Political Science

Why Emmett Till still matters

The Associated Press reported this month that the FBI has reopened the Emmett Till case.<p>Till was a 14-year-old Chicago boy who went to Mississippi in the summer of 1955 to visit family. In the tiny Delta town of Money, he allegedly whistled at a white woman or made suggestive remarks to her or …

Black Culture

Nina Simone

As with so many other jazz greats, gospel music and the church would shape Nina Simone’s musical direction. She was difficult to work with at times, …

Vinyl Records

Shonda Rhimes revealed what her eight Netflix shows will be about

We finally know what Shonda has in store for fans of her big Netflix deal.<p>Shonda Rhimes's Shondaland slate of TV, including <i>Scandal</i>, <i>How To Get Away</i> …

Shonda Rhimes

These 15 Women Rejected 19th-Century Victorian Ideals. See How They Rocked Their Age

Victoria Claflin Woodhull was many things: a stockbroker, a traveling medical clairvoyant and a suffragette. In April 1870, she added United States …

Women's News

15 Reasons You Should Drive To, Not Through, This Georgia City

It’s on the way to cool places, but you should stop right here sometime.

Georgia (U.S. State)