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Racial Healing and Sisterhood on Two Wheels
A new cycling organization, Black Girls Do Bike, seeks to give Black women a space to come together as well as break into a sport typically dominated by White men.
A debate brews among Black Ivy League students over representation on campus
In the wake of affirmative action’s demise, some students may struggle to find other students who look like them on campus.
Former Memphis police officer accused in death of Tyre Nichols pleads guilty
Desmond Mills Jr., one of the five officers accused in the January murder of Tyre Nichols, has decided to plea guilty as part of a deal made with prosecutors.
It’s Time To Talk About Museums’ Unethical Collection Of Indigenous And Black Human Remains
Sean Decatur, the first Black president of the American Museum of Natural History, is pulling from its collection artifacts that were stolen from Black and Indigenous remains in a significant move towards decolonization.
Philadelphia picks winning design for Harriet Tubman statue after controversy over original choice
Artist Alvin Pettit honors Civil War hero Harriet Tubman with a 14-foot bronze statue he created to honor her memory.
Reckoning with Family Secrets in Best Seller, In the Pines
Grace Elizabeth Hale, an award-winning historian from the University of Virginia, has written a book about the 1947 lynching in Jefferson Davis County, Mississippi. Hale’s book, “In the Pines: A Lynching, A Lie, A Reckoning,” is more than just historical research. She discovered her grandfather, Oury Berry’s lie.
Opinion Piece: The Hidden Ghosts of America’s Slave Past
Colin Dickey, historian and author, talks about Charleston, South Carolina’s lack of reckoning with its racist past during its ghost tours.
The Day Disco Was Demolished
PBS will air a new documentary about disco, a genre that welcomed musicians of different races and sexual orientations.
Fitting Race in a Box
Changing how the U.S. Census asks about race could have an unexpected impact, even if some people think it is currently insufficient.
A Landmark of Black Cinema, Restored for a New Age
Viewers had a never-before chance to watch a racially aware film by a filmmaker who is considered Britain’s first Black director.
A new cure for sickle cell disease may be coming. Health advisers will review it next week
A medical breakthrough may offer a cure for sickle cell anemia, a disease that disproportionately impacts Black people.
Scholastic Reverses Controversial Decision to Separate Books on Race, Gender, and Sexuality
A company that introduces new books to students has walked back a decision to separate potentially controversial titles at book fairs.
Mother held at gunpoint with 8-year-old son wants police to pay for his therapy
A Black boy still experiences emotional distress after he and his mother were racially profiled by unapologetic police.
US student, 14, wins award for developing soap to treat skin cancer
Heman Bekele, a ninth grader from Annandale, Virginia, wins the 3M Young Scientist Challenge with his innovative pitch of a soap that can help fight skin cancer.
Educator Dwight Harvey Seeks Change In Approach To Discipline In Youth Corrections And Beyond
Thanks to one California educator, restorative justice has become a promising alternative for incarcerated youth.
Trial set to begin after five Black University of Washington police officers sue school for racism
The trial is set to begin for five Black police officers from the University of Washington who have cited over 100 incidents of discrimination by non-Black colleagues.
HBCU OUT LOUD DAY CELEBRATES BEING BLACK AND QUEER ON CAMPUS
For Black queer students who can’t observe Coming Out Day, HBCUs’ Out Loud Day offers an alternative celebration that highlights their intersecting identities with less of the pressure.
Dwayne Johnson Says Paris Museum’s Botched Wax Figure Needs ‘Important Details’ Updated: ‘Starting With My Skin Color’
Musée Grévin in Paris revealed a wax sculpture of actor Dwayne Johnson that inaccurately represents his skin color.
Althea Gibson, Wilmington trailblazer and tennis legend, to be featured on US currency
Tennis player Althea Gibson is among the women who will be honored with the U.S. Mint’s upcoming quarter releases.