Frederick Douglass

Group Calls For Black-Led Boycott Of Faneuil Hall Over Name

BOSTON (CBS/AP) – A Boston activist group that has insisted on renaming Faneuil Hall is calling for a black-led boycott of the historic …

Black History

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

Is It Kosher For A Jew To Love Gospel Music?

Synagogue was never a particularly religious place for me. The songs, prayers and rituals I observed and participated in at my hometown Conservative …

Music

Only the ignorant marginalize the matchless power of the pen

I clicked on Facebook, sleep still filling the corners of my eyes as I squinted to read a “friend’s” Facebook post: “Marching for justice and …

Black History

How Brandon Fleming, Harvard University, And 25 Black Students Are Changing The Narrative Of The Ivy League

In today’s climate where many are searching for the right solutions to the problems of our world, the topic of education commonly arises as one of …

Harvard

NYC Weekend Subway Service Changes July 21-23

Heads up: The 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, A, B, C, D, E, F, G, J, M, N, Q, R and S trains won't be running normally this week.<p>NEW YORK, NY — If you need to …

Transportation

Britons reflect on eye-opening history research

Nathan Kellum and Shane Mills spent the opening weeks of Albion College's summer recess deep in the archives of libraries in Boston and Philadelphia …

NCAA

Jacques E. Leeds, retired attorney who served on Workers' Compensation Commission, dies

Jacques E. Leeds, a retired lawyer and the first African-American from Baltimore to serve on the Maryland Workers’ Compensation Commission, died July …

Civil Rights

Philly's Project NorthStar conference is looking for speakers

The <b>Project NorthStar</b> conference, a three-day event Oct. 3–5 aimed at providing Black and Latinx professionals with “connections, education, and …

Innovation Economy

Chuck Schumer’s Actions on the National Stage Get Little Scrutiny From His Local Press

<i>Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer seldom faces scrutiny from New York City’s reputedly tough press.</i><p>In the recent flare-up over “civility,” the …

Trump Administration

9 things you must know about Ida B. Wells-Barnett

A year before she died, Ida B. Wells-Barnett ventured out into Chicago on a bitter and windy day to attend a Negro History meeting, according to an entry in the daybook she kept. But the Bronzeville resident left that meeting disappointed, because even after a storied career investigating the …

Black History

Open thread for night owls: The Seneca Falls women's rights resolutions of July 19-20, 1848

On July 19-20 170 years ago, people gathered in Seneca Falls, N.Y., for what has since been billed as the world’s first women’s rights convention and …

Liberal View

The Frederick Douglass 200: the people who embody the abolitionist's spirit and work | Opinion | The Guardian

This year is Frederick Douglass’s Bicentennial celebration. After escaping slavery at the age of 20, Douglass went on to become one of America's most celebrated abolitionists - tirelessly campaigning against slavery. Beyond his abolitionist work, Douglass was also a politician, writer, feminist, …

Black History

#TBT: The Seneca Falls Convention

<b>(CNN) —</b> If you look back at the history of feminism in the United States -- before 1992's "Year of the Woman," way ahead of 1970s women's liberation and beyond the 19th Amendment -- many people would say that its major waves began with a ripple caused by the Seneca Falls Convention. The two-day …

U.S. Politics

'America stands in solidarity' with a free Iran

Hello, it is my pleasure to send my warm regards to advocates and friends to a free Iran. This year, the world has watched men and women bravely …

South Asia

Lexington OL on Cats' radar after camp season

Lexington (Ky.) Frederick Douglass offensive tackle Jacob O'Buck doesn't have an offer from Kentucky, but he does have some offers from smaller …

Kentucky

Seneca Falls Convention - Facts Summary

What Was the Seneca Falls Convention?<p>Originally known as the Woman’s Rights Convention, the Seneca Falls Convention fought for the social, civil and …

19th Century

John Taylor, dancer who entertained scores of children as Kinderman, dies at 82

John Taylor, a popular song-and-dance man who created the role of the Kinderman as he performed in a derby and bow tie for children, died of heart …

West Side Story

'Late Show' 'Schoolhouse Rock' Song Explains Trump's Russia Walkback

“The Late Show With Stephen Colbert” mocks Trump’s explanation for his statement siding with Russia with an animated grammar lesson<p>“The Late Show …

Donald Trump

Can You Identify The People In These Pictures?

The Metropolitan Museum of Art<p><i>At the entrance of</i> African American Portraits: Photographs From the 1940s and 1950s <i>at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in</i> …

Museums

The Eerie Anonymity of a Show of African-American Portraiture at the Met

The Met’s exhibit “African American Portraits: Photographs from the 1940s and 1950s,” on view through October 8th, is defined by a double anonymity. Most of the hundred and fifty portraits that compose the show feature unknown sitters, captured by unknown commercial photographers. The museum’s …

Culture

Trump, Google Fine, British Open: Your Thursday Briefing

<i>(Want to get this briefing by email? Here’s the sign-up.)</i><p><i>Good morning. President Trump faces pushback, the E.U. fines Google, and the British Open tees off today.</i><p><i>Here’s the latest:</i><p><b>• America’s allies are pushing back</b> as President Trump keeps up his mission of disruption. Nations in the European …

Donald Trump

While the World Celebrates Mandela's 100th Birthday, Remember That For Most of His Life, American Conservatives Vilified Him

Nelson Mandela died on December 5, 2013. Had he lived, he would be celebrating his 100th birthday today. On “Mandela Day,” people all over the world …

South Africa

Monica Goldson Takes Helm of Prince George’s County Schools

By Brigette White, Special to the AFRO Dr. Monica Goldson is the new acting schools Chief Executive Officer of the Prince George’s County School …

School Administration

Donald Trump, Mark Zuckerberg, Airbnb: Your Thursday Briefing

<i>(Want to get this briefing by email? Here’s the sign-up.)</i><p><i>Good morning.</i><p><i>Here’s what you need to know:</i><p><b>A clear message, muddied</b><p>• President Trump’s shifting narratives this week underscore the degree to which he picks and chooses intelligence to suit his political purposes.<p>Two weeks before his …

Donald Trump

FSU kicks founder to curb. Will Yale follow?

We expect Florida State to kick Yale’s rear end in football. But it is now beating it in something the Ivy League truly cherishes — political …

FSU

Reflecting on Nelson Mandela's bravery with a Civil Rights leader

<i>Christopher Wilson, Director of Experience and Program Design, shares the rare opportunity he had to reflect on the legacy of Nelson Mandela with a</i> …

Black History

Man Shot Dead On Harlem Street Corner, Police Say

The 22-year-old victim was shot Tuesday in the head and torso, police said.<p>HARLEM, NY — A man was shot to death Tuesday night in Harlem, police …

Harlem

Midday open thread: Income inequality thrives; Seneca Falls 1848; Denver vows 100% renewables by '50

109 days remain until the November midterms.<p><b>Have you signed up to campaign for a candidate or ballot issue yet?</b><p>Today’s comic by Ruben Bolling is <b>How</b> …

Liberal View

Man shot to death in car on Harlem street

A Bronx man was found shot to death in a car on a Harlem street Tuesday night, cops said.<p>Police discovered Zuquone Lurk, 22, in a black sedan with …

Harlem