Students Lead US Push For Fuller Black History Education

By Mike Catalini, AP News. -

Trenton, NJ - Ebele Azikiwe was in the sixth grade last year when February came and it was time to learn about Black history again. She was, by then, familiar with the curriculum: Rosa Parks, the [...]

Why We Say: Fuck Black History Month

By Ready for Revolution, Hood Communist. -

Since its founding in 1920 as Negro History and Literature Week, Black History Month has served as an “annual celebration of achievements by ‘African Americans’ and a time for recognizing their [...]

Rockwool Pipeline Construction May Disturb African-American Cemetery

By John Zangas and Anne Meador, -

Ranson, W.Va.–Granny Smith Lane was until recently riddled with almost impassable potholes. If you navigated them successfully and wound your way to the end of the narrow, tree-lined roadway, you [...]

Sharing Black History One Story At A Time: Festival Reaches 27 Years

By Niko Georgiades, -

Minneapolis, MN – The Black Storytellers Alliance (BSA) finished its 27th year of showcasing Black master storytellers from around the United States with a weekend of free events for the [...]

22 Million Reasons Black America Doesn’t Trust Banks

By Marcus Anthony Hunter, -

“This bank is just what the freedmen need,” remarked President Abraham Lincoln on March 3, 1865, as he signed the Freedman’s Bank Act, authorizing the organization of a national bank for recently [...]

What You Don’t Know About Rosa Parks

By Urana McCauley as told to Liz Dwyer, Shondaland. -

Rosa Parks — my Auntie Rosa — was not just a tired old lady who sat down on a bus one day. With February 4 being (what would have been) my great aunt’s 105th birthday, I’m going to Woodlawn [...]

Black History Month From Death Row

By Kevin Cooper, -

Death Row, San Quentin Prison—From Dec. 17, 2003, to Feb. 9, 2004, the prison guards and administration at this modern-day plantation changed me, rearranged me, oppressed me, regressed me, [...]

100 Years Ago African-Americans Marched Down 5th Ave To Declare: Black Lives Matter

By Chad Williams, -

By Chad Williams for The Conversation - The only sounds were those of muffled drums, the shuffling of feet and the gentle sobs of some of the estimated 20,000 onlookers. The women and children [...]

Unsung Black Heroines Launched Modern Domestic Workers Movement

By Premilla Nadasen, -

By Premilla Nadasen for Yes! Magazine - In the late 1990s, household workers around the country began to organize to address the exploitation and abuse in their occupation. These domestic [...]

How Memorial Day Was Stripped Of Its African-American Roots

By Ben Becker, -

By Ben Becker for Dominion of New York - What we now know as Memorial Day began as “Decoration Day” in the immediate aftermath of the U.S. Civil War. It was a tradition initiated by former slaves [...]

Community Had Duty To Shut Down County Hearing On Burial Ground

By Marsha Adebayo, -

By Marsha Adebayo for Black Agenda Report - Black community members attempting to preserve an ancestral burial ground charge they were “deceived, misled and ambushed” by officials in suburban [...]

Lost Manuscript Of Eyewitness Account Of Tulsa Race Massacre

By Allison Keyes, -

By Allison Keyes for Smithsonian - The manuscript, "The Tulsa Race Riot and Three of Its Victims," by B.C. Franklin was recovered from a storage area in 2015 and donated to the African American [...]

The Hunt For Black Family History

By Mandisa Routheni, -

By Mandisa Routheni for Other Words - Simple genealogy searches don't work for people whose ancestors were treated like property. But some new tools could help. Maybe you’ve seen those [...]

Sanctuary Echoes Cities Opposing The Fugitive Slave Act

By Tim Butterworth, -

By Tim Butterworth for Other Words - A century and a half before Trump's refugee ban, cities like Boston rebelled against the Fugitive Slave Act. Shortly after Donald Trump’s order to ban [...]

James Baldwin And The Meaning Of Whiteness

By Chris Hedges, -

By Chris Hedges for Truth Dig - Peck’s “I Am Not Your Negro” is one of the finest documentaries I have ever seen—I would have stayed in the theater in New York to see the film again if the next [...]

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