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, www.yesmagazine.org -

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, www.dominionofnewyork.com -

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, www.blackagendareport.com -

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, www.smithsonianmag.com -

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, www.otherwords.org -

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, www.otherwords.org -

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, www.truthdig.com -

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 [...]

WEB Du Bois: Retracing His Attempt To Challenge Racism With Data

By Mona Chalabi, www.http://theguardian.com/ -

By Mona Chalabi for The Guardian - The civil rights pioneer and scholar is most famous for his book The Souls of Black Folk, but his use of data to show inequality is still profound today. Any [...]

Even Before Sanctuary Cities, Here’s How Black Americans Protected Fugitive Slaves

By Barbara Krauthamer, www.theconversation.com -

By Barbara Krauthamer for The Conversation - While the Constitution mainly called for the return of runaway slaves, the 1850 law vastly expanded the authority of federal law enforcement [...]

Unanimous Jury In 1999 Civil Trial Found Gov Assassinated Dr. King

By Kirsten West Savali, www.newsone.com -

By Kirsten West Savali for Newsome - Though the United States government has wrapped Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s legacy in the American flag, waving his words to symbolize racial harmony and [...]

What We Don’t Learn About The Black Panther Party—But Should

By Adam Sanchez and Jesse Hagopian, www.commondreams.org -

By Adam Sanchez and Jesse Hagopian for Common Dreams - Fifty years ago this month, the Black Panther Party was born. Its history holds vital lessons for today’s movement to confront racism and [...]

The Black History Of The New Economy

By Mandisa Routheni, www.usnews.com -

By Mandisa Routheni for US News - The past three Thursdays, I found myself in the midst of several different landscapes, all working towards real, transformational change. With hands open to the [...]

Black Journalist T. Thomas Fortune Prophetically Predicts Today’s Political Climate

By Shawn Leigh Alexander, www.aaihs.org -

By Shawn Leigh Alexander for AAIHS - Civil rights activist and journalist T. Thomas Fortune was one of the most eloquent and instrumental voices of black America from 1880 to 1928. In 1883 [...]

The African American History Missing From The Smithsonian

By David Swanson, -

By David Swanson for Let's Try Democracy - The new corporate-funded African-American History museum in Washington, D.C., built on the former site of Camp Democracy and all sorts of protests and [...]

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