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Join Us for Bronzeville Week

Join American’s Black Holocaust Museum for these events during Milwaukee’s Bronzeville Week to learn about the city’s Black history.

Former President Barack Obama speaks at a rally to support Michigan democratic candidates in 2018. (Bill Pugliano/Getty Images)

Former Obama White House staff reflects on serving America’s first Black president

Former White Houses staffers remember President Obama as inspiring and authentic as they reflect on his legacy five years later.

A Portland Fire and Rescue truck sits outside the Billy Webb Elks Lodge (Mark Graves/The Oregonian)

Historic part of Portland’s African American community looks to rebuild with grant

The Billy Webb Elks Lodge can begin reconstruction after a 2021 fire thanks to a grant recognizing its importance to African American heritage.

Ryan Outlaw died after police inaction upon arriving at the scene of his stabbing. (Outlaw/Facebook)

FOX 13 Investigates: Despite training, SLCPD stands over a stabbing victim instead of giving first aid

Salt Lake City police took 27 minutes to arrive after a 911 call and failed to treat a stabbing victim as he bled out. He later died.

Davis poses with a picture of her younger self in her WWII uniform (AP Photo/Jay Reeves)

102-year-old WWII Veteran from Segregated Mail Unit Honored

102-year-old Romay Davis was honored for her service in the 6888th Central Postal Directory Battalion, which delivered mail during WWII.

A more recent photo of Nichelle Nichols Actress Nichelle Nichols in Malibu. (Mel Melcon / Los Angeles Times)

Nichelle Nichols, trailblazing ‘Star Trek’ actress, dies at 89

Nichelle Nichols, actor famed for her role as Uhura in Star Trek, has passed naturally according to a social media post by her son.

Beyonce performs onstage at Rose Bowl, on Sept. 22, 2018. (Larry Busacca / PW18/Getty Images for Parkwood Entertainment file)

Beyoncé’s new album ‘Renaissance’ is a tough sell in 2022 America

Unlike previous releases, Beyoncé’s newest album, Renaissance, is struggling among American fans, perhaps because of poorly timed themes.

A visitor look at a display inside the new Jackie Robinson Museum (Luiz C. Ribeiro / NY Daily News via Getty Images)

The Jackie Robinson Museum is inspiring the next generation of social justice activists

Jackie Robinson may be better known as a baseball great, but the museum that just opened in his honor highlights his activism, too.

A person using a smartphone, technology that has bolstered the popularity of social media platforms such as Instagram (Anadolu Agency / Anadolu Agency via Getty Images file)

Instagram is going to start surveying some users about race

Instagram users will be able to submit an optional survey about their race to help the platform understand marginalized users’ experiences.

People hugging outside the Akron Civic Center after a viewing for Jayland Walker on July 13. (Gene J. Puskar / AP file)

Jayland Walker’s death has traumatized Black people in Akron, Ohio. Community leaders are finding ways to help.

The killing of Jayland Walker by Akron police has further traumatized a community that is well aware of the force’s racist practices.

Students walk on the Florida A&M campus, in Tallahassee, in May 2020. (Joe Rondone / Democrat via USA Today Network)

What could be Florida Gov. DeSantis’ undoing on the national stage? HBCUs.

Florida’s Governor Rick DeSantis hasn’t yet accused HCBUs of being “woke” as he plays conservatives, but he could fall from favor if he did.

Herman Atkins, at his  Fresno home in 2008 after spending more than eight years in jail until DNA evidence proved his innocence. (Gary Kazanjian / AP file)

For wrongfully convicted Black men, exoneration can be just as traumatizing as prison

Exoneration cannot erase the trauma caused by a wrongful conviction and time spent in prison, and these Black men pay the price.

A shot from the upcoming movie (Lynsey Weatherspoon / Orion Pictures)

Emmett Till Biopic ‘Till’ Releases Trailer, Will Debut at New York Film Festival

You can now see the trailer for the upcoming Emmett Till biopic by Chinonye Chukwu, which will premiere at the New York Film Festival.

Isis, the sergeant-at-arms of Next Level MC, in Brooklyn. (Cate Dingley)

On the ground with New York City’s Black motorcycle clubs

Photographer Cate Dingley recently released a book, Ezy Riders, of photos featuring members of Brooklyn’s all-black motorcycle clubs.

Evangeline, left, and Linda Charlie posing for an editorial photo published online in PhotoVogue. (Submitted by Katherine Kingston)

‘We need more representation’: Inuit sister models from Yellowknife appear in Vogue

Black Inuit sisters Linda and Evangeline Charlie were thrilled to discover a photo from an editorial photoshoot published on PhotoVogue.

Mutulu Shakur in the Manhattan Correction Center in N.Y., in 1987. (Jim Hughes / NY Daily News via Getty Images file)

Activists are working to keep Tupac Shakur’s stepfather from dying of cancer in prison

Rapper Tupac Shakur’s father, Mutulu, is serving a prison sentence with cancer and may not get a chance to say “Goodbye” to loved ones.

General Iron's former site in the North Side of Chicago on Jan. 11, 2021. (Nima Taradji / for NBC News)

Chicago violated residents’ civil rights by relocating polluting business to Latino and Black neighborhood, federal agency finds

HUD recently found Chicago guilty of moving businesses that create pollution to Black and brown neighborhoods from white ones.

Judge Michelle Childs will move from the U.S. District Court to D.C. Circuit Court of Appeals (ROD LAMKEY/ZUMA PRESS)

Senate Confirms Michelle Childs To Powerful D.C. Circuit Court Of Appeals

Judge Michelle Childs was recently confirmed to what many consider to be the second-most powerful court in the county after SCOTUS.

Sage Howard with her son (NIJA INEZ)

Having A Baby Made Me Rethink Black Excellence

Sage Howard reveals how having a son made her feel as though she was betraying her Black community and the sacrifices they’d made.

Evans exudes talent, beauty, and strength. (ILLUSTRATION: CHRIS MCGONIGAL/HUFFPOST; PHOTO: GETTY IMAGES)

Brandee Evans Is Strong As Hell. She Just Doesn’t Want To Always Have To Be.

Actor Brandee Evans recently sat down to an interview with Huff Post’s Taryn Finley to discuss being and portraying a strong black woman.