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Online racism is linked to PTSD symptoms in Black youth, study finds

A recent study has shown that Black children and teens are exposed to a concerning amount of racist hate online, which may be connected to rising suicide rates.


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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

The Duchess of Sussex has faced racism during her time in the spotlight (MAX MUMBY/INDIGO/GETTY)

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.

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‘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.

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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.

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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.

Ten years ago, all anyone could talk for a solid week about whether Santa could be non-white. Or perhaps even a penguin. (NBC News / Youtube / Getty Images)

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.

Many Black families participate in holiday activism along with other Christmas activities (AnyLane/Pexels)

Why Black Christmas Means Resistance

While Christmas and capitalism go hand in hand, the holiday also accompanies activism for the Black community.


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.

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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 Apartment Exhibit

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.

Combat fatigue by getting some much-needed rest, and heal racial trauma in the process. (GETTY/JGI/Jamie Grill)

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.


Georgia Election Worker Testifies Against Former NYC Mayor Rudy Giuliani: “I Was Afraid For My Life”

A Georgia election worker was sent racist death threats after former New York City mayor Rudy Giuliani accused her of rigging the polls.