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The role of HBCUs in a post-affirmative action America
If the Supreme Court overturns affirmative action and fewer Black people can access higher education, HBCUs may struggle to attain teachers.
Serena Joy of ‘The Handmaid’s Tale’ is the epitome of white people who don’t care until it happens to them
White people on the screen and streets often remain silent as others’ rights are impeded–until it impacts them, of course.
Closing Rikers: 18th Jail Death Leads to 18-hour Protest
Activists want change after a recent spate of inmate deaths at Riker’s Island, New York’s main prison complex.
Noose found at Obama Presidential Center site, pausing construction, builders say
Despite leaving the Oval Office, President Obama and his related projects remain a target for racial violence.
Chris Rock Sets Live Netflix Comedy Special
Netflix has announced its foray into live streaming content, starting with a comedy special by Chris Rock.
Here are the Black candidates who made history on election night
Several Black candidates, including two in Maryland, made history after winning races in the 2022 midterm elections.
Black Georgia voters say the Walker-Warnock runoff leaves them with a burden to ‘save the Senate’ again
By Curtis Bunn, NBC News ATLANTA — Aaron Jones took a deep breath when he emerged from the public library on Ponce de Leon Avenue here into the warm Georgia sun after casting his votes in the midterm elections on Tuesday afternoon. By late that evening, he was anxiety-ridden and befuddled as Democrat Sen. Raphael Warnock was engaged in…
Brittney Griner moved to Russian penal colony, lawyer says
Brittney Griner’s plight in Russia continues after being convicted on drug charges. Now, the basketball player has been moved to a penal colony.
Slavery rejected in some, not all, states where it was on the ballot
Residents of several states recently voted on prison labor measures, ultimately deciding whether modern slavery would remain legal.
Q&A: Designing the set for ‘Why Race Matters’
Caitlin Short talks about designing the set for PBS’ “Why Race Matters,” a show that highlights issues impacting Black Wisconsinites.
Ketanji Brown Jackson sides with death row inmate in first opinion
Ketanji Brown Jackson, the newest Supreme Court Justice, recently spoke out for an Ohio inmate who appealed his death sentence.
Artist Michelle Browder Is Soon to Open A Museum and Clinic in Honor of The “Mothers of Gynecology”
Michelle Browder didn’t just make a monument to the enslaved women who were experimented on. She is building a museum and clinic, too.
STEM Is the Future. So How Do We Get More Black Kids Involved?
A grant allowed principal Alicia Conerly to engage her students with STEM, but not every Black child has that opportunity.
Louisiana evokes blood purity laws in new effort to undercut Black vote
When some Louisiana lawmakers realized they couldn’t sway the vote by changing districts, they decided to change what it means to be Black.
‘How much press are you worth?’ New calculator tackles inequality in missing persons stories
You can now calculate how much media coverage your disappearance would inspire and compare it to the coverage of the media’s darlings–white women and girls.
Buy The Block: ‘Greenlining’ in communities of color
Several housing initiatives aim to give New York residents more control over their homes and communities.
Lena Horne becomes first Black woman to have a Broadway theater named after her
A Broadway theater now bears the name of the late Lena Horne, a talented actor who graced the stage for seven decades.
Family of Detroit man killed by police during mental health crisis sues city and 5 officers for $50 million
Porter Burks lost his life after police fired upon him over three dozen times after responding to a mental health check.
U.S. Supreme Court justices cast doubt on affirmative action in college admissions
Despite the benefit of affirmative action for students of color, the policy’s future remains unsure in the hands of conservative justices.