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For Harvard’s First Black President, Race Became the Unavoidable Issue
Claudine Gay states that harmful racial stereotypes about African Americans were wielded at her, which contributed to her decision to step down as Harvard University’s first Black president.
Harvard professor says Claudine Gay was “brought down by a mob”
Harvard’s first Black and second woman president, Claudine Gay, has stepped down after scrutiny concerning plagiarism and her response to antisemitism on campus.
How Dominican women fight child marriage and teen pregnancy while facing total abortion bans
In a country where abortion is criminalized and child marriage is normalized, Dominican women have come together to fight for their own safety through sex education.
Former U.S. Congresswoman Eddie Bernice Johnson dies at 89
We recognize the life and work of Eddie Bernice Johnson, who championed science, women’s rights, and affordable healthcare in her career.
Activists who engage with voters of color are looking for messages that will resonate in 2024
Activists and politicians who have been tirelessly working to engage voters cannot afford to back down in 2024.
How to have a meaningful debate about racism? The Guardian asked 20,000 people.
Discussing racism is critical to reducing its occurrence, but doing so reveals how often people disagree about or misunderstand the issue.
‘The Color Purple’ rakes in $18M, the largest Christmas Day opening for a film since ’09
The cinema version of The Color Purple has blown the competition out of the water despite opening on Christmas.
Reparations gained historic momentum in 2023 because of California’s efforts
From discussions to bills to actual payments, the movement for reparations made great strides over the last year.
Milwaukee Museum Days Return for 2024
The America’s Black Holocaust Museum is excited to join in the celebration of the 2024 Milwaukee Museum Days, taking place from January 18 to 28, 2024.
DYNAMIC RANGE: Photographs by Bill Tennessen
Discover the rich tapestry of Milwaukee through the lens of Bill Tennessen at the Haggerty Museum of Art, situated within Marquette University. Mr. Tennessen’s extensive documentation of life in Milwaukee since 1981 is showcased, providing a compelling and diverse narrative of the city’s evolution.
The premise of Black Santas caused a fuss 10 years ago — now, they’re everywhere
Over the last decade, outrage over Black Santas has passed, and holiday representation continues to increase.
It’s Getting Hot in Here
Journalist Willy Blackmore discusses the concerns he’s developed while researching to write about climate change and environmental justice.
Rite Aid’s A.I. Facial Recognition Wrongly Tagged People of Color as Shoplifters
A popular pharmacy chain is has faced legal repercussions after using artificial intelligence to surveil shoppers.
Taraji P. Henson Almost Walked Away From ‘The Color Purple’ Due to Pay Disparity
Black actress Taraji P. Henson reveals that she had to fight for fair pay when joining the cast of The Color Purple. She believes her race and gender both had something to do with it.
‘The Color Purple’ Review: Still Here
This movie review discusses both the successes and failures of those behind the newest book-to-movie adaptation of The Color Purple, especially concerning its racial themes and undertones.
Tenement Museum to Feature a Black Family’s Apartment for the First Time
A museum that depicts immigrant experiences in New York City now includes an exhibit about tenement living.
The Boston Tea Party Turns 250
As the 250th anniversary of the famous Boston Tea Party nears, author Jennifer Schuessler seeks to explore the deeper meaning behind “independence” and “freedom,” as well as how the past informs the present concerning the divisive times we’re living in.
Fighting Educational Injustice, One Nap at a Time
For educators and students of color, resting may prove an effective resistance against a culture of white supremacy and capitalism.