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“The big reason I’m running is my story,” Gabriel Amo said last week. “I call it a Rhode Island story.(Bryce Vickmark/Amo Campaign)

After Primary, Rhode Island Looks Set to Have Its First Black Member of Congress

Rhode Island’s special primary election for representative could make history if the Democratic winner succeeds in the general election.

Artists gather at a hotel in Tuscany to celebrate Black queer artists. (Enea Arienti)

In Tuscany, a Dinner to Celebrate Black Queer Artists

A unique program that features Black queer artists wrapped up with a celebration of its month-long residency.


The First African American in Space, Guion Bluford, Remains Hopeful for More Black Astronauts

Only 16 Black Americans have been to space. The first of them, Guy Bluford, talks about why African-Americans are underrepresented in astronaut programs, including lack of access to STEM courses.

The first Lador Day parade in New York City (Wikimedia Commons)

Slavery, Civil Rights, and the Labor Movement

This Labor Day, we recognize the role Black workers have played in American labor rights, which are currently under threat.


Ohio police release video of fatal police shooting of pregnant 21-year-old Ta’Kiya Young

21-year-old Ta’Kiya Young was accused of stealing groceries. After swearing she was not guilty, she was shot and killed by Ohio police.

The former site of the Confederate War Memorial honoring Generals Robert E. Lee, Stonewall Jackson, Albert Johnston, and CSA president Jefferson Davis in Pioneer Park. The monument was removed in 2020 following the George Floyd protests. (Sam Judy)

PragerU and Revisionism’s Effect on Black American History

Texas schools are among many in the nation to have adopted curriculum from PragerU that whitewashes American history.


Why Racial Violence Keeps Happening: An American Tragedy at the Dollar General

Writer Esau McCaulley pays respect to three Black lives lost in a Dollar General shooting and develops a claim that white supremacy played a major role.

Protestors at the Lincoln Memorial (Bettmann / Bettmann Archive)

A look back at the March on Washington nearly 60 years later: in photos

We look back on American history and activism with these photos from 60 years of Marches on Washington in the nation’s capital.


How America Is Stealing $1 Million From You

Studies show that Black women make significantly less than men, specifically 67 cents to a dollar. Age, motherhood, and other factors contribute to their low wages.


Black Women Are Saving Us All

Three woman in Georgia are doing their part to protect voting rights, even if it means standing up against Trump in court.


March on Washington Lit a Fire in Teens That Still Burns Decades Later

Sarah Davidson’s participation in the 1963 March for Jobs and Freedom inspired her to become a social justice activist, which she still pursues today.

Father and son in music workshop

National Black Business Month is a Big Deal for Black Families

Black Business Month allows American consumers to support Black businesses and offers Black business owners a way to build wealth for present and future generations.

"The Blind Side" movie sold a story of white saviorism to the masses (Everett Collection; Getty Images)

Why Hollywood embraced white savior movies like ‘The Blind Side’

Athlete Michael Oher’s recent lawsuit reveals the truth behind a popular movie and how rampant the white savior complex runs.


Little Rock Will Offer A.P. African American Studies Despite State Objections

Arkansas’ Little Rock School District announced it would continue to offer AP African American studies despite the objections of the state’s Department of Education.


For Black Kids, Sports Set the Stage for Achievement and Joy 

Black students who participate in sports are more likely to succeed in their academics as well, which is due to the motivation and work ethic they learn.

Tennessee state Rep. Justin Pearson, D-Memphis, center, listens during a speech at the "Teach No Lies" march Wednesday outside the Miami-Dade County School Board in Miami. Lynne Sladky / AP

Protesters march through Miami to object to Florida’s Black history teaching standards

Opponents of the whitewashed version of American history education being pushed by Florida’s governor are still hard at work.

Women civil rights leaders are gearing up for the 2023 March on Washington and reflect on the role of female activists sixty years ago.

Moving to the Foreground: A Look at Black Women and the March on Washington

For 60 years, Black women have been participating in the March on Washington, even though they have often been overlooked.

Black Women Healers

Florida’s academic standards erode enslaved Africans’ contributions to America

Florida now requires fifth graders be taught that enslaved Black people in the U.S. developed skills that could be applied for their benefit. However, the reality is that enslaved Africans contributed to the nation’s social, cultural, and economic well-being by using skills they had already developed before captivity.were stolen and sold to pharmaceutical companies, her family is about to appear in court.

Our Town Cover

ABHM Book Club Presents: Our Town by Cynthia Carr

This month’s book selection is Cynthia Carr’s Our Town. In Our Town, Carr, who grew up in Marion, IN and later became a journalist, explores the issues of race, loyalty, and memory in America through the lens of the historic lynching in Marion. Part mystery, part history, part true crime saga, Our Town is a riveting read that lays bare a raw and little-chronicled facet of our national memory and provides a starting point toward reconciliation with the past. 


Arkansas Cancels AP African-American History Course ahead of Fall Semester

Arkansas’s Department of Education cancelled a new AP African-American history course, banning it from being worth full course credit for the 2023-2024 year.


6 ex-officers, some of whom called themselves ‘The Goon Squad,’ plead guilty to state charges in torture of 2 Black men

Six former Mississippi police officers pleaded guilty Monday to all charges concerning the torture and abuse of two Black men.