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The National Park Service expands its African-American history sites
By John Burnett and Marisa Peñaloza, NPR On a cool spring day, Fredrika Newton — the widow of Black Panther co-founder, Huey P. Newton — stands next to a bronze bust of her late husband. It’s situated in a wide, landscaped median in the west end of Oakland that the Panthers called home. “The Black…
The case against the Supreme Court of the United States
Some people argue we should rethink SCOTUS because it continues to do more harm than good as a result of its racist and conservative origins.
She helps Black people in Mississippi get abortions. The U.S. Supreme Court ruling won’t stop her
By CBC Radio ‘I’m going to defy this ruling, defy this law, with everything in my being,’ says Michelle Colón A woman who runs a reproductive rights organization in Mississippi says she will keep helping people access abortion services, in defiance of the U.S. Supreme Court overturning of Roe. v. Wade. On Friday, the top U.S.…
Supreme Court Overturns Roe v. Wade, Eliminates Constitutional Right to Abortion
The Supreme Court decision to overturn Roe will disproportionately impact women, the poor, and people of color requiring this medical treatment.
NAACP to partner with Vote.org to boost Black voter turnout in midterms
The NAACP hopes that getting more Black citizens to vote in the midterm elections will defend American democracy from conservative attacks.
The Other Side of the Storm
During the COVID pandemic, domestic workers were frequently overlooked in the media and by the government, despite many continuing to work.
$3.2M settlement reached in police killing of Daunte Wright
Daunte Wright’s family will receive a settlement from Brooklyn Center, but it won’t bring back the man who a police officer mistakenly shot.
Driver says he’s traumatized after officer made chilling statement during traffic stop
A traffic stop interaction with a Miami Dade officer has gone viral after the cop told a Black man “this is how you guys get killed.”
American As Violence
The violence enacted and experienced by Americans is nothing new. It’s thoroughly embedded in the culture, but we can move on from it.
What does it mean to celebrate Juneteenth?
Companies have wasted no time commercializing Juneteenth now that it is a federal holiday, but doing so overlooks the meaning behind the day.
What happened when a Black Tennessee town faced a state takeover
Threatened with exorbitant debt, and the inability to govern themselves, residents of Mason fought back against the Tennessee comptroller.
Amanda Aldridge: Why a Google Doodle is celebrating the trailblazing British opera singer and composer today
111 years after Amanda Aldridge performed at Queens Small Hall, a Google Doodle recognized her musical contributions, many under a pseudonym.
7 Books to Help Teach Kids About Juneteenth
Families who want to teach kids about the end of slavery and Juneteenth, the newest federal holiday, can read one of these books together.
The Cast of Martin: The Reunion Discuss the Legacy of Their Classic Sitcom
25 years after the sitcom’s finale, the cast of Martin got a chance to reconnect thanks to BET+. The now-classic show will reach new audiences.
Baratunde Thurston: How to be Black and Outdoorsy
Comedian Baratunde Thurston explored the complex relationship between nature and the Black community with The Root to promote his new TV show.
Kentucky Senate candidate Charles Booker says racist experiences help fuel his run
Kentucky Senate hopeful Charles Booker isn’t bashful about racist experiences with colleagues that motivated him to run against Rand Paul.
Tracee Ellis Ross Partners With Non Profit To Support Black Women-Owned Businesses
Actress and activist Tracee Ellis Ross has joined forces with nonprofit Buy From A Black Woman to put products by Black women into H&M stores.
Why more Black people are looking for safety in gun ownership
Anti-Black violence and domestic terrorism over the last several years has motivated more Black people to buy guns for self-protection.
Tyler Perry wants his Atlanta film studio to impact future generations
Filmmaker Tyler Perry’s legacy is about more than entertainment; his studio reclaims land once occupied by a confederate base built by slaves.