Black History

Clearly, the Trump administration has a problem with Jews

<b>(CNN) —</b> I had no idea how right I was, a month ago, when I wrote in The New York Times that American Jews should be wary of their new President.<p>Since then, we have had the incredible slip on January 27: Holocaust Remembrance Day. Except slip is not the word, as we later learned from Politico. The …

Anti-Semitism

Trump Sounds Amazed To Learn About The True Horrors Of Slavery: ‘Boy, That Is Just Not Good … That Is Really Bad’

President Trump famously kicked off Black History Month by trashing Arnold Schwarzenegger for his <i>Apprentice</i> ratings during a commemorative Feb. 1 breakfast. His checkered history with “the blacks” goes back decades to when Trump refused to rent apartments to minorities in the 1970s. So, it’s no …

Black Culture

The 10 ‘Wokest’ Athletes of All Time

If you, too, are going through withdrawal during “Cold Turkey Week”—the seven-day period when there is no NBA, NFL or baseball, and the NCAA …

Boxing

Trump and Black History Month

Carter G. Woodson, the “Father of Black History Month,” was born in 1875, in Virginia. His parents were former slaves. Despite starting school only in his late teens, he attended the University of Chicago and then Harvard, where, in 1912, he received his Ph.D., becoming the second African-American …

Black Culture

Martin Luther King's Niece Says 'Fake News' to Blame for Belief That President Trump Is Racist

Alveda King, niece of the late Civil Rights icon Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., appeared on “The O'Reilly Factor” Tuesday night, and she had a bone to …

Black Culture

This Agency Created an Obstacle Course to Show People What It’s Like to Be ‘Black at Work’

In honor of Black History Month, Havas Chicago wanted to do something that would get its employees and the people of Chicago to not only reflect, but …

Advertising Industry

Think about it: Trump’s mouth shoots first, asks questions later

This is what the alternative fact presidency looks like<p>Here’s what we learned this week: the Trump administration is living in an era of alternative facts.<p>We saw it twice over the past few days. In both cases, President Donald Trump displayed a reckless disregard for protocol, for Americans and for …

Liberal POV

Black History Firsts: Savannah State University Takes Home National Cheerleading Award

The squad placed number one in the 24-year-old competition, becoming the first HBCU to win the award.<p>There's literally something to cheer about for …

Women of Color

Trayvon Martin's parents on role they never expected to have before son was killed

It was five years ago this month that Trayvon Martin, an unarmed African-American 17-year-old from Miami Gardens, Florida, was shot and killed by …

Black Culture

Seth Meyers Annihilates Trump's Visit to the National Museum of African American History and Culture

Photo Credit: Late Night with Seth Meyers/YouTube<p>President Trump took a guided tour of the Museum of African American History of Culture on Tuesday …

Black Culture

School apologizes after serving fried chicken for Black History Month-themed lunch

A New Jersey school district has apologized after serving fried chicken at a high school last week in what was said to be in celebration of Black …

Black Culture

Stephen Colbert Calls Out Trump for 'Field Trip' to Museum of African American History

Stephen Colbert is continuing his streak of opening <i>The Late Show</i> with a monologue aimed at President Donald Trump. The host began Tuesday's episode …

Comedy

Gov. Baker planning to launch Black Advisory Commission

Gov. Charlie Baker is planning to launch a Black Advisory Commission charged with advising him on issues related to the economic prosperity and …

Black Culture

Daniel Kaluuya, Star of Get Out, Will Definitely Say Things People May Not Want to Hear

The British actor Daniel Kaluuya has always been a bit of an agitator. A rambunctious and creative kid growing up in London's council estates, he wrote his first play when he was nine years old—just to prove a teacher who doubted him wrong. It's fitting, then, that his breakout role is in Jordan …

Movies

The True and Untold Stories of The Black Panthers

In 1981, one year before the dissolution of the Black Panther Party, co-founder Bobby Seale told a full college auditorium, “Today we don’t need …

Black Power

WATCH: MSNBC Panel Slams Trump For Using Black History To Promote Travel Ban

MSNBC panelists questioned President <b>Donald Trump’s</b> sanity Tuesday after POTUS talked about Black history as a way to promote his controversial travel …

Black Culture

Emails Confirm That EPA Head Scott Pruitt Is Indeed an Enemy of Earth

<i>Welcome to Barf Bag, a daily politics roundup to help you sort through the chaotic Trumpian news cycle.</i><p>I heard there are some new planets we could …

Scott Pruitt

Rejecting the Negro Pew

Current Issue Mar 2017<p><b>The Benedict Option’s Vision for a Christian Village</b><p>Gene Yang: A Graphic Novelist Caught Between Two Worlds<p>In the Image of Our …

Theology

Celebrate Black History Month with Five Books Written by African-American Women

As a young girl, you could always find me with my face buried in a book. I used reading as a way to escape my routine life and meet characters that I …

Black Culture

AD Speaks With the Most Accomplished African-American Architect Today

Freelon—one of the brains behind the National Museum of African American History & Culture—tells us why giving back to the black community is more important now than ever<p>By almost every measure, Phil Freelon is a living legend. Most recently, the Philadelphia native led the design team, in …

Architecture

Trump and the Black Caucus plan to meet for the first time

Following a bizarre exchange with American Urban Radio Networks White House Correspondent April Ryan, the Congressional Black Caucus is in talks with …

African-American News

6 facts about black Americans for Black History Month

Since 1976, Black History Month has been celebrated every February to commemorate the accomplishments of black Americans throughout history. Over the …

Race & Ethnicity

A better world could be a mere 40 light-years away

<i>Vox Sentences is your daily digest for what's happening in the world, curated by Dara Lind and Dylan Matthews. Sign up for the Vox Sentences newsletter, delivered straight to your inbox Monday through Friday, or view the Vox Sentences archive for past editions.</i><p>Super-cool stars are the new hotness …

Astronomy

Black Revolutionary War Reenactors Want to Set the Record Straight

I joined up with the black Revolutionary War heroes who are taking back our history, one reenactment at a time.<p>The night of March 5, 1770, was bitterly cold in Boston. British soldiers in the 29th Regiment of Foot under General Thomas Gage were unable to find lodgings in the town, so they pitched …

American History

'This Is Us:' 5 Black Cultural Moments We Loved From The Emotional 'Memphis' Episode

In the most heart-wrenching episodes of the season thus far, there were several powerful scenes that highlighted the love between father and son, …

Black Culture

About Us - My Brother's Keeper Alliance

My Brother’s Keeper Alliance (MBK Alliance) is an independent, nonpartisan 501(c)(3) born out of President Obama’s call to action to ensure all of …

Black Culture

Late-night TV on Trump's golfing: 'He loves making fun of people’s handicaps'

Comics, including Jimmy Fallon and Stephen Colbert, discussed the president’s National Museum of African American History and Culture visit and his golf habit<p>Late-night hosts have discussed Donald Trump’s obsession with bragging about his win, despite losing the popular vote, referring to him as a …

Comedy

John Legend not ruling out talking politics at Oscars

John Legend isn't ruling out the chance that he might use his performance at Sunday's Academy Awards to take a political stand.<p>"I speak out all the …

John Legend

Yvette Nicole Brown Has No Patience For Donald Trump’s Use of Civil Rights Icons as Props

Yvette Nicole Brown was on <i>The Late Show with Stephen Colbert</i>, where she expressed absolutely no patience for President Trump’s use of civil rights …

Black Culture

Clemson Doctoral Student Creates Rap Album On Blackness For Dissertation

A.D. Carson wanted his thesis to challenge racial views on campus and beyond.<p>A Clemson University Ph.D. candidate decided to forgo a traditional dissertation for a more creative platform: a 34-track rap album.<p>A.D. Carson wanted to use hip-hop and spoken word to explore the areas of identity, …

Black Culture