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Digital rendering of Cuban baseball player Martín Dihigo from the game MLB The Show 23. (Sony Interactive Entertainment via AP)

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.

Striking service employees of LA's Unified School District and their supporters hit the streets (SEIU Local 99/Facebook)

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 as Cinderella. (Disney Descendants via YouTube)

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+.

Bass Kenneth Kellogg (left) plays The Father and mezzo-soprano Briana Hunter plays The Mother in the opera “Blue,” presented by the Washington National Opera at the Kennedy Center until March 25. (Courtesy of Scott Suchman)

‘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.

Assemblymember Stefani Zinerman with Activist Marc Safman in Albany. (Courtesy photo)

‘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.

Environmental justice recognizes ho people of color suffer more from environmental issues (Jules Xénard, CC BY-SA 4.0 , via Wikimedia Commons)

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 may change how they look and sound to ensure equitable healthcare according to a recent study (Mart Production / Pexels)

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.

Anissa Durham investigated the adultification of Black children (Trenae Tillery)

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.

While male suicide rates are down overall, Black male suicide is on the rise (Getty)

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.

Visiting the kingdom of Buganda in 1909 had a profound effect on Theodore Roosevelt

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.”

A bipartisan bill reintroduced in the Texas Legislature would make Mexican American and Black ethnic studies courses a social studies option in all school districts. (Brandon Bell / Getty Images file)

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.

The new Harriet Tubman monument, titled "Shadow of a Face," by architect Nina Cooke John, stands in Newark, N.J., on March 9, 2023. (Ted Shaffrey / AP)

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.

Scott Burton was a victim of racialized violence during the Springfield Massacre (Chicago Tribune)

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 nonprofit helps prepare students for college (Photo courtesy of Chicago Scholars)

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.


Black diabetes patients welcome Eli Lilly’s price cap, but say systemic medical barriers remain

The price cap will have a major effect on Black people with diabetes, who are more prone to struggle to pay for insulin.