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Remembering The Red, Black And Green | Code Switch : NPR

Remembering The Red, Black And Green | Code Switch : NPR

The Pan-African flag, designed by Marcus Garvey in 1920, was intended as an expression of black liberation. It's still used around the world. Source: ...
The World According to Black Women Photographers | The New York Times

The World According to Black Women Photographers | The New York Times

“I feel black women are very underrepresented in the field of photojournalism and fine art photography,” said Ms. Barrayn. Source: The World Ac ...
A Young Black Girl Breaks Down Racism and Gentrification In Much-Needed New Series | Cassius

A Young Black Girl Breaks Down Racism and Gentrification In Much-Needed New Series | Cassius

We are living in a time in which the media has brought the appropriation, consumption and annihilation of Black and brown culture front and center. We ...
Distinguished Archives: Connecting Black Male Legacies to Journaling | Abernathy

Distinguished Archives: Connecting Black Male Legacies to Journaling | Abernathy

A note from the author: I am the woman who founded Distinguished Archives, a journaling … Source: Distinguished Archives: Connecting Black Male Legac ...
Black Women: Supporting Their Families—With Few Resources | The Atlantic

Black Women: Supporting Their Families—With Few Resources | The Atlantic

Despite increasing college attendance and labor-force participation, African American women still aren't getting the economic security of their white ...
Jordon Adell is poised to fulfill his destiny in MLB draft | The Undefeated

Jordon Adell is poised to fulfill his destiny in MLB draft | The Undefeated

Jordon “Jo” Adell was born to play basketball. Adell is a physical slasher and an incredible leaper with a 40-inch vertical that would have placed him ...
Bill Maher’s Weird, Effortful Apology for Saying the N-Word | The New Yorker

Bill Maher’s Weird, Effortful Apology for Saying the N-Word | The New Yorker

Maher apologized, but what he would not explore is the way that the N-word seemed to bring him a linguistic thrill. Source: Bill Maher’s Weird, Effor ...
June Cover Story: The First Supper | Cassius

June Cover Story: The First Supper | Cassius

The CASSIUS team commissioned “The First Supper of the Unapologetics,” our tribe of cultural badasses throughout time. See #whogetstoeat. Source: Jun ...
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 ...
America’s Hidden H.I.V. Epidemic | The New York Times

America’s Hidden H.I.V. Epidemic | The New York Times

Why do America’s black gay and bisexual men have a higher H.I.V. rate than any country in the world? Source: America’s Hidden H.I.V. Epidemic ...
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 ...
If you’re black in America, riots are a spiritual impulse not a political strategy | Timeline

If you’re black in America, riots are a spiritual impulse not a political strategy | Timeline

The Long Hot Summer of 1967 was the inevitable result of forced duality Source: If you’re black in America, riots are a spiritual impulse not a polit ...
The Word Is ‘Nemesis’: The Fight to Integrate the National Spelling Bee | Longreads

The Word Is ‘Nemesis’: The Fight to Integrate the National Spelling Bee | Longreads

For talented black spellers in the 1960s, the segregated local spelling bee was the beginning and the end of the long road to Washington, D.C. Source ...
Public Service Announcement: ‘Black Pride’ Is for Black People Only | The Root

Public Service Announcement: ‘Black Pride’ Is for Black People Only | The Root

If you reside in the nation’s capital and, at the end of every May, don’t notice thousands of black LGBTQ people descend from the gay clouds in their ...
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 ...
LeBron’s defaced gate brings racism into focus | The Undefeated

LeBron’s defaced gate brings racism into focus | The Undefeated

Editor’s note: This story contains explicit language. “NIGGERS” It was plural. Keep that in mind. The racial slur spray-painted on the gate outside Le ...
Black Lawmakers Who’ve Been On Bill Maher’s Show Decline To Comment On N-Word Episode | Mic

Black Lawmakers Who’ve Been On Bill Maher’s Show Decline To Comment On N-Word Episode | Mic

Maher has been widely and sharply criticized for his use of a racial slur during an interview with Sen. Ben Sasse. Source: Black Lawmakers Who've Bee ...
Black coaches to square off in NBA Finals for the first time since 1975 | The Undefeated

Black coaches to square off in NBA Finals for the first time since 1975 | The Undefeated

On May 18, 1975, history was made as two black head coaches stood on the sidelines for the first time in the NBA Finals. There had been black NBA head ...
NCAA ban of 15 HBCU teams from postseason play is polite racism | The Undefeated

NCAA ban of 15 HBCU teams from postseason play is polite racism | The Undefeated

At best, it is patronizing. At worst, it is polite racism. The National Collegiate Athletic Association last month released the list of 17 Division I ...
LeBron James spoke of Emmett Till on the eve of the NBA Finals | The Undefeated

LeBron James spoke of Emmett Till on the eve of the NBA Finals | The Undefeated

OAKLAND, California – The day before he was to play on basketball’s biggest stage, LeBron James spoke about what it’s like to be one of the world’s mo ...
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