Category: Race

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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: ...
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
Melissa Harris-Perry: How to Save the N.A.A.C.P. From Irrelevance | The New York Times

Melissa Harris-Perry: How to Save the N.A.A.C.P. From Irrelevance | The New York Times

The N.A.A.C.P. announced two weeks ago that it will replace its current president as part of the latest effort to revitalize itself. That won’t so ...
LaKeisha, Where Art Thou? The Case for ‘Black Sounding’ Names | The Root

LaKeisha, Where Art Thou? The Case for ‘Black Sounding’ Names | The Root

Recently I played host to my niece’s 5th-birthday party. It was a backyard paint-themed affair where all the babies were dressed like pint-size Picass ...
Tiger Woods says he’s ‘Cablinasian,’ but the police only saw black | The Undefeated

Tiger Woods says he’s ‘Cablinasian,’ but the police only saw black | The Undefeated

Tiger Woods, once the fresh-faced future of golf, stared into the police camera with a forlorn look and hooded eyes. A 41-year-old man who has famousl ...
Trump administration plans to minimize civil rights efforts in agencies | The Washington Post

Trump administration plans to minimize civil rights efforts in agencies | The Washington Post

The Trump administration is planning to disband the Labor Department division that has policed discrimination among federal contractors for four d ...
Bill Cosby tries to win black support before trial, despite years of berating black people | Mic

Bill Cosby tries to win black support before trial, despite years of berating black people | Mic

Bill Cosby has spent years castigating black people for their alleged pathologies. Now, he wants their sympathy. Source: Bill Cosby tries to win blac ...
Black Codes and Dress Codes: Will Black Hair Always Be Against the Rules? | The Root

Black Codes and Dress Codes: Will Black Hair Always Be Against the Rules? | The Root

Graduation season—that time of year when we get to celebrate academic achievements, watch with anticipation as the graduates move on to life’s next st ...
Sasheer Zamata quit ‘SNL,’ proving TV’s race and gender problems are more systemic than ever | Mic

Sasheer Zamata quit ‘SNL,’ proving TV’s race and gender problems are more systemic than ever | Mic

Bandaid solutions don't work in showbiz. Source: Sasheer Zamata quit 'SNL,' proving TV's race and gender problems are more systemic than ever ...
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