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Your Right to Peacefully Protest Is Under Attack Across America

In today’s political climate, the right to assemble has become more restricted as law enforcement tries to maintain control. Protests in Texas and a SCOTUS decision point to this.

Police walk outside the Tops grocery store in Buffalo, N.Y. on May 15.Joshua Bessex / AP file

Plans unveiled for memorial honoring victims of racist mass shooting at Buffalo supermarket

Jin Young Song and Douglass Alligood revealed their design for a permanent memorial for the victims of the 2022 Buffalo shooting.

The Philadelphia Negro

W.E.B. Du Bois’ ‘The Philadelphia Negro’ offers lasting lessons on gentrification in Philly’s Black neighborhoods

Beth Daley examines the insight into gentrification in W.E.B. Du Bois’ The Philadelphia Negro 125 years after its publication.

Mountain View High School

A Virginia county board votes to restore Confederates’ names to schools

Several schools in the Shenandoah County School District will return to their former names honoring confederates after having been renamed.

Ncuti Gatwa in TARDIS doors

New ‘Doctor Who’ star Ncuti Gatwa feels ‘sad’ for critics of show’s diversity

As a queer black man, Ncuti Gatwa has faced backlash after being cast as the new Doctor Who, but he isn’t letting it get him down.

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UN experts warn against racial discrimination in Italy law enforcement

A United Nations report revealed a pattern of racial profiling and abuses of authority by Italian police leading to racial disparities.


Airman fatally shot by Florida deputy who was in wrong apartment, family attorney says

23-year-old Roger Fortson was fatally shot and killed by a Florida police officer who forced his way into Fortson’s apartment while responding to a call about a domestic disturbance.

Flavor Flav

Flavor Flav vows to fund the US women’s water polo team for 2024 Olympics: ‘That’s a Flavor Flav promise’

After seeing a tweet about the team’s financial woes, rapper Flavor Flav offered to sponsor their trip to the Olympics.


Betty Brinn Children’s Museum Wonder Wagon

Betty Brinn Children’s Museum (BBCM) will be bringing their mobile museum to ABHM on Saturday, May 11th from 10 AM to 1 PM. BBCM Wonder Wagon will bring hands-on activities developed in collaboration with ABHM to our space!


The Other Side of the Game: Black Athletes and Mental Health 

While so many Black youth find a home on a sports team where they excel, the glory of it all often hides the mental health struggles they may be dealing with.

Same Game Different Smoker

Same Game Different Smoker Opening Exhibition

Same Game Different Smoker, a national exhibit that explores the troubled relationship the tobacco industry has had with the Black community for 400+ years, is coming to Milwaukee.

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IRS acts to address wide disparity in audit rates between Black taxpayers and other filers

The IRS has announced that it is taking steps to address a wide disparity in audit rates between Black taxpayers and other filers. They also pledge to pay more attention to the wealthy and major companies.

Chemicals used to straighten hair can increase the risk of uterine cancer (Tomas Anderson/Alamy Stock Photos)

FDA misses own deadline to propose ban on cancer-linked formaldehyde from hair relaxers

The Food and Drug Administration had planned to propose a ban on a toxic chemical found in relaxers often used by Black women.

Members of the Sycamore Creek Church

A Michigan grassroots effort is raising reparations, while the government lags

Tired of waiting for the government to act, Michigan churches are among the organizations raising money for reparations.

Students at The Toussaint L'Ouverture Academy

This Boston preschool is teaching children in Creole and English — and instilling Haitian pride

One Boston school has introduced the country’s Haitian Creole immersion program for preschoolers in recognition of the local community.


Black Entrepreneurs, Frustrated by High Rates, Look to the Election

With interest rates and inflation rising, Black business owners are worried about their profit margins and overall cash flow. They’re starting to think Donald Trump might be a better candidate for dealing with this than President Biden.


Black Workers Are Being Left Out of the Clean Energy Boom

A recent study found that Black workers make up only 8% of the clean energy labor force, including fossil fuels and electric/hybrid vehicles, which is significantly less than other groups of color.

Gabby Douglas

2012 Olympic champion Gabby Douglas competes for the first time in 8 years at the American Classic

Fans of gymnast Gabby Douglas may have a chance to see her compete in the Olympics again if she gets past qualifying trials.

Cyril Ramaphosa

It’s 30 years since apartheid ended. South Africa’s celebrations are set against growing discontent

Growing political unrest marred South Africa’s celebrations of thirty years free from apartheid on Freedom Day.

Dylan Beard

Meet the Walmart deli employee who’s also a track star hoping to make the Olympic team

Olympic hopeful Dylan Beard exercises his athletic prowess in between shifts at America’s largest big box retailer.

Dr. Myriam Rogers, superintendent of Baltimore County Public Schools

Pikesville High athletic director used AI to fake racist recording of principal, police say

An employee of Baltimore County Public Schools has been accused of using AI to create racist imagery of a coworker.