Category: Around the Country

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Hot Links and Red Drinks: The Rich Food Tradition of Juneteenth | The New York Times

Hot Links and Red Drinks: The Rich Food Tradition of Juneteenth | The New York Times

For over 150 years, African-Americans have gathered on June 19 — the day known as Juneteenth — to celebrate freedom. Source: Hot Links and Red ...
Peek Inside Howard University’s New Google Satellite Campus [PHOTOS] | Colorlines

Peek Inside Howard University’s New Google Satellite Campus [PHOTOS] | Colorlines

The Howard West facility makes it easy for the HBCU's computer science students to work with Google staffers in Mountain View, California. Source: Pe ...
States with more black people have less generous welfare benefits, study says | The Washington Post

States with more black people have less generous welfare benefits, study says | The Washington Post

A study shows that states with a larger share of African Americans tend to have less generous welfare benefits and more restrictive policies. S ...
Environmental Racism Is the New Jim Crow | The Atlantic

Environmental Racism Is the New Jim Crow | The Atlantic

Vann R. Newkirk II argues that America’s air and water systems disadvantage communities of color. Source: Environmental Racism Is the New Jim Crow ...
The Crime This Time: Partying While Black and Successful | The Root

The Crime This Time: Partying While Black and Successful | The Root

“That’s a nice dress,” the officer said as I stood frozen while she snapped my picture. I thanked her without smiling as she led me to the bright cell ...
‘The Green Book of South Carolina’ is the go-to black travel guide for this summer | The Undefeated

‘The Green Book of South Carolina’ is the go-to black travel guide for this summer | The Undefeated

Those seeking to find historic sites that dig deeper into the rich African-American culture of South Carolina this summer will be able to search for e ...
Southern Schools Are Resegregating | City Lab

Southern Schools Are Resegregating | City Lab

Splintered school districts and the rise of charter schools are among the forces separating black and Latino students from their white counterparts. ...
This Oakland Journalist Spent 5 Years Asking Older Black Men In His Community For Wisdom | The FADER

This Oakland Journalist Spent 5 Years Asking Older Black Men In His Community For Wisdom | The FADER

Pendarvis Harshaw has compiled their answers and their stories into a new book entitled OG Told Me. Source: This Oakland Journalist Spent 5 Years Ask ...
How poor people in New Orleans were displaced by a golf course | The Outline

How poor people in New Orleans were displaced by a golf course | The Outline

And a recent New York Times article sold this as a good thing. Source: How poor people in New Orleans were displaced by a golf course ...
African-American Museum Wins New Fans: Athletes | The New York Times

African-American Museum Wins New Fans: Athletes | The New York Times

In a year when the White House has become a fraught Washington destination for athletes, the African-American history museum — which opened last S ...
Bryan Stevenson explains how it feels to grow up black amid Confederate monuments | Vox

Bryan Stevenson explains how it feels to grow up black amid Confederate monuments | Vox

“I think we have to increase our shame — and I don't think shame is a bad thing.” Source: Bryan Stevenson explains how it feels to grow up blac ...
The GOP Keeps Quietly Purging Black Voters—and Democrats Aren’t Doing Anything About It | The Root

The GOP Keeps Quietly Purging Black Voters—and Democrats Aren’t Doing Anything About It | The Root

When both Pennsylvania Democratic Party Chairman Marcel Groen and the North Carolina Democratic Party’s deputy executive director, Douglass Wilson, we ...
Flint Isn’t Ready To Trust Anyone Yet | Buzzfeed

Flint Isn’t Ready To Trust Anyone Yet | Buzzfeed

The years-long water safety crisis in Flint, Michigan, isn’t just a cautionary tale; to many, it’s a canary in a coal mine. Source: Flint Isn’t Ready ...
Supreme Court Rules That Disenfranchising Voters Is OK … as Long as It Isn’t Racist | The Root

Supreme Court Rules That Disenfranchising Voters Is OK … as Long as It Isn’t Racist | The Root

The U.S. Supreme Court issued a devastating blow to race-based gerrymandering Monday when it ruled that North Carolina’s Legislature used racial consi ...
North Carolina’s Racial Gerrymandering Was Unconstitutional | The Atlantic

North Carolina’s Racial Gerrymandering Was Unconstitutional | The Atlantic

The Supreme Court ends a six-year fight over 2011 congressional maps that diluted black voting strength in the state. Source: North Carolina's Racial ...
New Orleans, Robert E. Lee and the South’s treasonous history of alternative facts | The Undefeated

New Orleans, Robert E. Lee and the South’s treasonous history of alternative facts | The Undefeated

Every day, I turn onto Lee Highway, named in honor of Confederate Gen. Robert E. Lee. The road, a section of an early transcontinental auto route wind ...
Police Forces Are Sending A Message To Black Suburban Residents: You’re Not Wanted | Buzzfeed

Police Forces Are Sending A Message To Black Suburban Residents: You’re Not Wanted | Buzzfeed

Places like Troy used to be lily-white, and most of their police departments still are. That’s a problem for the black and brown people moving from bi ...
The Poisoned Generation | The Atlantic

The Poisoned Generation | The Atlantic

The story of a decades-long lead-poisoning lawsuit in New Orleans illustrates how the toxin destroys black families and communities alike. Source: Th ...
What it’s like to be a Black student as white supremacists march in your college town | Vox

What it’s like to be a Black student as white supremacists march in your college town | Vox

“Why aren’t more people alarmed that the KKK is in Charlottesville?” “They never left.” Source: What it’s like to be a Black student as white s ...
The Young Black Activists Targeting New Orleans’s Confederate Monuments | New Republic

The Young Black Activists Targeting New Orleans’s Confederate Monuments | New Republic

The group Take ‘Em Down NOLA has an ambitious goal—to rid the city of all its tributes to slavery’s defenders. Source: The Young Black Activists Targ ...
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