Black History

Interracial Intimacy in America: An Interview with Sheryll Cashin

In today’s post, Melody Shaff, a student in Political Science at Boston University, interviews <b>Sheryll D. Cashin</b> about her new book <i>Loving: Interracial</i> …

Racism

Kay Burley Refused To Let US General Jack Keane Dictate Their Interview Over Trump's Latest Row

'I’m done with the conversation,' General Jack Keane told Sky News anchor.<p>The latest controversy engulfing the Donald Trump White House has seen the …

Donald Trump

Charter Schools and the Black Independent School Movement

In October 2016, the NAACP issued a formal statement advocating a national cessation of charter school expansion pending increased oversight and …

Education

Toni Morrison to Jenifer Lewis: Here is Your Fall Reading Guide

As the season changes and colorful leaves fall to the ground, we want to make sure we arm you well with titles that inspire. Our recommendations come from some of our community’s most gifted writers. Some books are soon-to-be-released, others even a few years old, but each novelembodies a …

Black Lives Matter

Nonfiction Book Review: Why the Vote Wasn’t Enough for Selma by Karlyn Forner. Duke Univ., $27.95 trade paper (368p) ISBN 978-0-8223-7005-5

Why the Vote Wasn’t Enough for Selma<p>Karlyn Forner. Duke Univ., $27.95 trade paper (368p) ISBN 978-0-8223-7005-5<p>The 1965 march on Selma, Ala., stands …

Black Culture

Learn More About African American History With Dr. Henry Louis Gates Jr.!

Your browser does not support iframes.What’s a good way to learn about African-American history facts? Well, historian, filmmaker, and teacher …

Black Culture

raceAhead: Meet The Diverse Firm Behind A Burger King Ad, Asian Women Losing Ground, Lecrae's Black Identity

On Point<p>How to be a good ally: Make some noise<p>In this candid Q&A, Bree Newsome, the activist who became famous for scaling a flagpole on the South …

Women of Color

When Jackie Robinson and Dan Bankhead became the first African-Americans to play in World Series

Seventy years later, the Dodgers are once again in the Fall Classic<p>Seventy years ago, Jackie Robinson and Dan Bankhead became the first …

Sports

Tickets Are Now on Sale for a New Spy Museum in New York City

SPYSCAPE is set to open in December.<p>A museum dedicated to spycraft is landing soon in possibly the least inconspicuous place on Earth: midtown …

Museums

Black writer Wil Haygood on Richard Spencer, Charlottesville and the NFL

An African-American writer who grew up in the turbulent 1960s in Ohio has plenty to say about today's turbulence over racial issues.<p>Wil Haygood …

Racism

Whitney Plantation, Near New Orleans, immerses visitors in the lives of slaves

The highway crossed over the Mississippi River and sliced through flat farmland just west of New Orleans. Smokestacks billowed plumes in the …

Lifestyle

Ronald Reagan: Radio Address to the Nation on Martin Luther King, Jr., and Black Americans

The first national holiday for Martin Luther King, Jr., will be celebrated this Monday, but Dr. King's birthday fell this past week on Wednesday. I …

Martin Luther King, Jr.

Smithsonian museum to exhibit post from pipeline protest

The Smithsonian Institution's National Museum of the American Indian is adding some history from the recent protests in North Dakota against the …

North Dakota

Tubman biographer coming to Auburn talks statues of her, Confederate generals

As Auburn looks to raise a statue of American icon and longtime resident Harriet Tubman, one of her biographers will visit the city to talk about …

Black Culture

Five ground-breaking figures from Bristol’s black history and the effect they had on our city

As organisations across Bristol celebrate this year’s black history month with talks, music, exhibitions and workshops, we take a look back at some …

Black Culture

Virginia set to be first Power Five school with African American woman as athletic director

The University of Virginia is set to announce Carla Williams as its new athletic director, according to several people familiar with the search process, in a move that would make her the first African American woman to hold such a position among schools in the Power Five conferences.<p>Williams serves …

Women's Basketball

Street party to celebrate history of Moore Street today

Dublin's famous Moore Street will be taking a step back in time today.<p>Spraoi ar an Sráid will see street traders wearing traditional dress to …

News (Ireland)

Houma artist paints to preserve black history

Earl Theriot graduated from St. Lucy's Catholic School in Houma in 1954 at a time when segregation was still a stark reality across the U.S.<p>He once …

Entertainment

Cowboys Owner Said He'd Bench Players Who Kneel for Anthem, Look Who Plans to DEFY Him on Sunday

Dallas Cowboys owner Jerry Jones is a proud American patriot who isn’t fond of watching his players – or any athletes – take a knee during the …

Dallas

Learn to Write a 5 Paragraph Essay

As you've probably noticed, essay writing assignments can pop up in any class.<p>An essay is a literary composition that expresses a certain idea, …

Writing

‘The Underground Railroad’ by Colson Whitehead wins 2017 Hurston/Wright award for fiction

Novelist Colson Whitehead won the 2017 Zora Neale Hurston/Richard Wright Legacy Fiction Award for “The Underground Railroad,” a novel that documents the life of a 15-year-old enslaved girl named Cora who escapes from a cotton plantation in Georgia, where life is horrendous. With a slave catcher …

Books

How Protest Works

Do protests and social movements matter? Do they really bring about change?<p>Answering this question is tricky. It’s not obvious, for example, how much the recent shift to the right in American politics reflects the efforts of the Tea Party movement and how much it reflects deeper developments such …

Civil Rights

500 Years Since 95 Theses, Martin Luther's Legacy Divides Some Of His Descendants

Five centuries ago, Martin Luther started the Protestant Reformation. The anniversary prompted a recent meeting of his descendants to discuss the legacy Luther left when he nailed his theses on a church door.

News (U.S.)

Ebony and Ivy: Race, Slavery, and the Troubled History of America's Universities

Overview<p>Ebony and Ivy: Race, Slavery, and the Troubled History of America's Universities by Craig Steven Wilder<p>A 2006 report commissioned by Brown …

Education

NAACP names new leader for more active future

WASHINGTON (AP) — The NAACP turned to an insider Saturday to help bring the nation’s oldest civil rights organization back to prominence.<p>Derrick …

501(c)

From Sentiment to Struggle: Combating White Supremacy and Liberal Idealism

*<i>This post is the transcript of remarks read at</i> <i>the recent Cornell faculty “kneel-in” against racism.</i><p>Almost any expression of collectivity can be …

Racism

“Rikers: An American Jail”: A New Film on Mass Incarceration

<i>This post is part of my blog series that announces the release of new films in African American History and African Diaspora Studies. Today, I am</i> …

History

No Rolling Stones Over Here: PBS Series “POPS” Highlights The Beauty Of Black Fatherhood

#BlackDadJoyThe post No Rolling Stones Over Here: PBS Series “POPS” Highlights The Beauty Of Black Fatherhood appeared first on MadameNoire.

Women of Color

5 Bits Of Black British History You Didn’t Hear About In School

We tend to default into thinking about black history in terms of African American history. Incredibly influential figures like Rosa Parks, Martin …

Black Culture

White Fifth Grader Goes to School Dressed as Plantation Owner, Tells Black Student ‘You’re My Slave’

A Georgia elementary school had the brilliant idea of hosting a freestyle Civil War reenactment day and — wouldn’t you know it?! — things got …

Education