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MLB The Show breaks barrier with Negro League players
Baseball and video game fans can now enjoying talented Negro League players such as Jackie Robinson in Sony’s MLB The Show 23.
How Black children in England’s schools are made to feel like the way they speak is wrong
Black Children in England are made to feel like their dialect and how they speak are wrong due to Whiteness, a socially constructed behavior. Whiteness was created during colonial times to justify heinous acts such as genocide and slavery. Standard and academic English are results of colonial construction reflecting a white middle class. English is taught as a result for social justice. As a result, Black Children in England, and all over, are silenced because how they speak is not viewed equally.
Black family awarded $8 million after being detained, handcuffed by police
A California jury awarded a Black mother and her two daughters more than $8 million after local police detained them near a Starbucks.
What Does the LAUSD Strike Mean for Black Students?
LA’s Unified School District is negotiating with service employees who say they cannot live on their current low wages.
Brandy returns as Queen Cinderella for Disney+ musical
After 26 years, actor and singer Brandy will reprise her role as Cinderella in and upcoming Descendants movie on Disney+.
‘Blue’ Grapples with Realities of Police Killings
This unique opera tells the story of hardships faced by a Black man who is also a police officer as he becomes a father.
‘We Are Here’: Crusade for More Inclusion of DeafBlind People of Color
An impressive interpreter performance at the Superbowl has drawn attention to the Black Deaf and Deafblind community and the issues they face.
An Activity Book for the Anti-Racist
It’s not often that a book covering an issue as serious as anti-racism features coloring pages, crossword puzzles, and even a board game. But that’s precisely what W. Kamau Bell and Kate Schatz have incorporated into their new book, Do the Work!: An Antiracist Activity Book.
New class on African American Studies will offer U.S. high schoolers college credit
The College Board is launching a new class on African American Studies for U.S. high school students that offers college credit. In Ms. Taylor’s class, a Black History quote is celebrated daily. Students are motivated to learn about their roots and Black History and Culture. This class will prepare students for college while broadening their world perspectives. The College Board plans to roll out a class similar to Ms. Taylor’s starting the 2023-24 school year called African American Studies.
Boosting the Black Experience in Green Spaces
T.J. Osborne argues for the importance of diversity, and the Black community specifically, in the environmental justice movement.
Black Patients Dress Up and Modify Speech to Reduce Bias, California Survey Shows
A recent study of Black Californians revealed the measures they took to avoid racist treatment when seeking healthcare.
Reporter’s Notebook: The Uncomfortable Truths I Uncovered About Black Childhood
Journalist Anissa Durham’s difficult research into adulfication revealed something commonly experienced by Black children.
Researchers sound the alarm over rising Black male suicides
Black male suicides are on the rise and have been since before the COVID-19 pandemic began, according to research.
Very few architects are Black. This woman is pushing to change that
There is a devastating story that Pascale Sablan sometimes tells when she talks about the experiences that have shaped who she’s become.
How Theodore Roosevelt and American Democracy was Influenced by Buganda: The Real Wakanda
President Theodore Roosevelt’s perspectives changed after his inspired visit to the East African kingdom of Buganda. His “support for the aspirations of Black people would […] grow until the end of his life in 1919.”
Can a bill to boost Mexican American and Black ethnic studies pass in Texas?
Only 58 of 1250 Texas school districts teach African American studies, but a bill from Rep. Christina Morales could change that.
In Newark, a Harriet Tubman monument replaces Christopher Columbus
In place of a statue of an explorer known for genocide now sits an interactive statue dedicated to abolitionist Harriet Tubman.
Making site of the 1908 Springfield Race Riot a monument would honor victims and inspire change
Too few people know about the Springfield Massacre of 1908, and Walter Katz believes making the site a memorial would have a profound impact.
Black Californians don’t see the state’s reparations task force as a guarantee of compensation
Some Black Californians believe that reparations are necessary, but they very much doubt the most effective policies will come to pass.
This Program for Black Teens Makes College Success a Reality
The nonprofit Chicago Scholars works with high school students for a seven-year cycle that covers the transition to and beyond college.