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Some of Akers' Barbie designs debuted on Instagram (Mattel)

Barbie’s Getting a Makeover From Beyonce’s Stylist

Mattel and celebrity stylist Zerina Akers have teamed up to design a diverse range of fashionable Barbie dolls.

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Tennessee’s largest county to study reparations for descendants of enslaved people

Board members in Shelby County, Tennessee support reparations for descendants of enslaved people, but not everyone finds it feasible.

Virginia Congresswoman, Jennifer Mcclellan

Jennifer McClellan makes history as the first Black woman elected to Congress in Virginia

Democrat Jennifer McClellan has made history as the first Black woman elected to represent Virginia in Congress. McClellan, a state senator, defeated Republican Leon Benjamin in Tuesday’s special election in the 4th Congressional District. She will fill the seat of Democratic Rep. Donald McEachin, who died from cancer shortly after he won re-election in November.


Beloit’s Black leaders seek to redefine the future for city’s youth

If a community is to change the future its young people could see, it must first redefine how it views itself now. We have to disrupt the so-called “cradle to prison pipeline.”


The HistoryMakers: Documenting untold stories of African American achievement

At a time when we’re having a national discussion about how Black history fits into the American mosaic, we discovered that many stories of Black achievement are slipping away, going unpreserved for future generations. A nonpartisan, nonprofit organization called the historymakers is hoping to change that, by creating an expansive digital archive of first-person accounts.

Keith Lee

Keith Lee is TikTok’s favorite food reviewer — and he’s just getting started

Keith Lee has found his niche as a Black food reviewer on TikTok, and his success can help the greater Black community.


Black women’s hair 2.5x more likely to be seen as ‘unprofessional’, study finds

A new study co-commissioned by Dove & LinkedIn found that Black women’s hair was 2.5 times more likely to be perceived as unprofessional in the workplace. The CROWN Act is a law that forbids discrimination based on hair texture and hair styles.

Three generations of heart health.

To make history, a major study on Black heart health looked beyond the lab

One of the most significant research efforts and the largest single-site study of Black people’s heart health ever undertaken has spawned more than 800 scientific papers and provided critical insights on genetics, prevention and more.


Why the metaverse is becoming a popular tool to teach Black history

From watching Martin Luther King Jr. speak to following Black travelers on their journey along Route 66, the metaverse takes users back in time without leaving the present.

Tops Memorial

The Buffalo Tops shooter has been sentenced to life in prison without parole

The 19-year-old white gunman who killed 10 Black people and injured three others at a grocery store in Buffalo, N.Y., last year has been sentenced to life in prison without the possibility of parole.

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Thomas Commeraw: the Black 19th-century potter who historians assumed was white

The New York Historical Society is hosting an exhibit about acclaimed potter Thomas Commeraw, a Black man long thought to be white.

Lamar Johnson at his release trial

Missouri man who served 27 years in prison is freed as judge vacates his murder conviction

After 27 years in prison, Lamar Johnson is finally free, thanks to a judge’s ruling that witness testimony was faulty.

Police have used teargas at BLM protests (Michael Ciaglo)

Fears of renewed FBI abuse of power after informant infiltrated BLM protests

The FBI used an informant to infiltrate a Black Lives Matter protest and instigate violence. This sparked concern that the federal agency is using its power to oppress and intimidate minorities, something it already has a history of doing.

Sam Lacy

Before today’s black sports journalists there was the great Sam Lacy

Samuel Harold “Sam” Lacy (October 23, 1903 – May 8, 2003) was an African-American and Native American sportswriter, reporter, columnist, editor, and television/radio commentator who worked in the sports journalism field for parts of nine decades. Credited as a persuasive figure in the movement to racially integrate sports.

A report analyzes how rapper Kanye West’s anti-Jewish remarks on Twitter have contributed to antisemitism

ADL Report Shows Widespread Impacts of Kanye West’s Antisemitism

The Anti-Defamation League is following the fallout from rapper Kanye West’s antisemitic social media posts since late 2022.

Efforts to improve education outcomes for Black students in California may not be enough to tackle racial disparities. (RODNAE Productions/Pexels)

California’s New Equity Multiplier Still Fails Black Students

The Equity Multiplier, a new source of funding for California’s public schools, will only reach 6% of Black students.

Rihanna performs onstage during the Super Bowl LVII Halftime Show

Rihanna rises and shines during Super Bowl halftime performance — and reveals she’s pregnant with second child

Rihanna’s halftime Super Bowl concert also served as an announcement of the singer’s second pregnancy.

Emmett Till

Lawsuit seeks white woman’s arrest in Emmett Till’s 1955 kidnapping, lynching

Family members of Emmett Till are demanding the arrest of Caroline Bryant, the woman whose accusation led to the boy’s lynching.

Early Voting in Milwaukee

GOP election tactics no surprise to Wisconsin’s Black voters

Recent revelations about Republican election strategies targeting minority communities in Wisconsin’s biggest city came as no surprise to many Black voters.

The Bray School

Oldest schoolhouse for Black children in the country moved to Virginia museum

The oldest surviving schoolhouse for Black children in the U.S. was moved a half-mile Friday to Colonial Williamsburg, a Virginia museum that continues to expand its emphasis on African American history.

Eva Dickerson in a field

Why one woman plants crops to fight oppression

Eva Dickerson is intent on battling and revealing food inequalities for what they are: a way for some people to retain control.