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Gov. Gavin Newsom chooses Laphonza Butler to fill Dianne Feinstein’s Senate seat

Laphonza Butler, head of the progressive group Emily’s List, will be the third Black woman in history to serve in the Senate.


Arrest in Tupac Shakur killing stemmed from Biggie Smalls death investigation

Evidence gathered to convict and arrest a man tied to Tupac’s murder was found and built upon a case investigating the murder of Biggie Smalls.


A crown branded onto bodies links British monarchy to slave trade

While searching through records at the British Library, a man comes across a brand that represented the Royal Family’s connection to the slave trade.

Bayard Rustin in 1963. (AP file)

New book looks beyond ‘Mr. March on Washington’ to the real Bayard Rustin

Bayard Rustin’s name and civil rights activism sometimes go forgotten. However, a new book intends to change that.

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Majority of Black adults often see racist depictions in the news, study finds

Results of a recent Pew study show hint at negative representations of Black Americans in the media and news.

Slavery was a far cry from white labor, but Florida education revisions overlook this (Pixabay)

How Some Americans Distort The Racist History Of The U.S. Into An Uplifting – And Sanitized – Moral Lesson

NewsOne writers examine America’s complicated history and making a compelling argument for teaching that nuance.

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California governor signs law barring schoolbook bans based on racial and LGBTQ teachings

California’s Governor Newsom has taken a stand against censorship attempts that would rewrite the country’s history.

Thanks to an Atlanta judge, Black women can still receive grants from the Fearless Fund, at least for now (Christina Morillo/Pexels)

Judge refuses to immediately block grant program for Black women entrepreneurs

A grant program intended to help Black business women will continue without blocking after a recent court decision.

Faulty facial recognition can contribute to racial profiling and false arrests of Black citizens (
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Facial Recognition Lawsuits Spotlights How AI Is Weaponized Against Black People

Recent lawsuits across the country depict a the burden placed on Black Americans when police use facial recognition technology.

"Being a Black veterinarian, there is a constant challenge of always having to prove yourself," the author writes. (LYNSEY PASCHAL)

I Became A Vet Because I Love Animals. I Didn’t Realize The Color Of My Skin Would Matter.

Lynsey Paschal-Bennett., DVM, writes about the challenging but rewarding experience of pursuing and practicing veterinary medicine, a profession in which Black people only make up about 2%.


National HBCU Week Focuses on Career Pathways and Economic Development

This week at the 2023 National HBCU Week conference, the Department of Education’s White House Initiative on HBCUs is focusing on career pathways, AI, and economic development.

Nantombi Tutu

Nontombi Tutu Speaks in Milwaukee

Nontombi Tutu is known for bringing attention to how we can heal as individuals and as a society. She will be speaking from 3-5pm, Saturday September 23rd, at the First Unitarian Society of Milwaukee.

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[...] The windows fill the space that once held windows honoring Confederate Gens. Robert E. Lee and Stonewall Jackson. The new windows, titled "Now and Forever," are based on a design by artist Kerry James Marshall. Stained glass artisan Andrew Goldkuhle crafted the windows based on that design. (Nick Wasse/AP Photo)

National Cathedral replaces windows honoring Confederacy with stained-glass homage to racial justice

Historic cathedral in Washington D.C. removes stained glass windows depicting Confederate generals and replaces them with new windows with a theme of racial justice.


She’ll be the first Afro Latina on a U.S. quarter. Here’s Celia Cruz, remembered.

Celia Cruz will be the first Afro Latina on a U.S. quarter. Friends celebrate her legacy by sharing stories and experiences with this salsa icon.


Leslie Jones says ‘SNL’ made her into a ‘caricature’ of herself

After her time at Saturday Night Live, Leslie Jones reflects on the limits of the roles she played.

Covid-19 Vaccinations (Bloomberg via Getty Images)


Three Black students who helped develop the first COVID-19 vaccine reunite for the first time since their collaboration at the Morehouse School of Medicine in Atlanta.

The perspective of Black voices in technology is crucial to its innovation. ( (Shutterstock))

Google and Howard University Are Changing The Future Of Voice Technology With Project Elevate Black Voices

Google and Howard University announce Project Elevate Black Voices, a collaboration that aims to facilitate Black people’s usage of automatic speech recognition technology.

Amanda Darrow, director of youth, family and education programs at the Utah Pride Center in Salt Lake City, in 2021. (Rick Bowmer / AP file)

Book challenges reach historic highs, American Library Association reports

The American Library Association reveals that the book banning continues in an attempt to block information about racial and other issues.

Elijah McClain protest in Aurora, Colorada

Trial to begin in death of Elijah McClain, who was injected with ketamine while in a police chokehold

The first of three trials for the two Aurora police officers involved in the death of Elijah McClain has begun.

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ABHM Book Club Presents: The Beautiful Struggle

October’s book selection is The Beautiful Struggle: A Memoir by Ta-Nehisi Coates, which we will discuss on October 26th at 6 PM CT via Zoom.

Dr. J. Luke Wood, President of California State University, Sacramento. (Demis Courquet-Lesaulnier via Sacramento State/Andrea Price)

Are You Experiencing Racelighting? Here’s What it Means

Dr. J. Luke Wood expounds on what he calls “racelighting,” a racism-based manipulation with both psychological and physical impact on its victims. Naming this behavior is the first step towards healing the harm it causes.