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Black Aides at the Capitol after January 6th

For Black Aides on Capitol Hill, Jan. 6 Brought Particular Trauma

Several of the apparel and signs shown at the January 6th Insurrections brought painful memories to Black Aides inside the capitol.


Judge rejects request to increase Kyle Rittenhouse’s bond and issue arrest warrant

Wisconsin domestic terrorist-Kyle Rittenhouse continues to walk free after bail violation.

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Special News Series: Rising Up For Justice! – BLM ad condemns White supremacy ahead of Trump impeachment trial

A new Black Lives Matter ad is calling for an end to White supremacy using footage of the January 6 Capitol riots and historic Ku Klux Klan rallies to pressure lawmakers to impeach and convict former President Donald Trump.

Several art pieces created by African Americans in greyscale.

‘Black Art: In the Absence of Light’ Reveals a History of Neglect and Triumph

An HBO documentary shows several art pieces created by African Americans that never received proper praise.

Some of the men who were victims of the Tuskegee syphilis study. (Tuskegee Human and Civil Rights Multicultural Center)

Decades later, infamous Tuskegee syphilis study stirs wariness in Black community over COVID-19 vaccine

The legacy of the infamous Tuskegee Syphilis Study, in which 600 Black men with syphilis were left untreated for decades, stands front of mind for many Black residents contemplating whether to get a COVID-19 vaccine.

Dr. Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala, Former Nigerian Coordinating Minister of the Economy and Minister of Fianace speaks at The 2017 Concordia Annual Summit at Grand Hyatt New York on September 19, 2017 in New York City
Photo: Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala (Getty Images)

Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala to Become First Black Woman to Lead World Trade Organization

Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala becomes the President of the World Trade Organization. Black women continue to break barriers by obtaining leadership positions, paving the way for more to come.

Karl Walker

Special News Series: Rising Up For Justice! – Karl Walker, 29, Shot And Killed By CHP Officers In Dixon

Authorities have finally confirmed that Karl Walker is the man shot and killed by California Highway Patrol officers in Dixon early in the morning, January 31st.

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This year marks the 95th annual celebration of Black History Month. It has actually been a month-long celebration since just 1976. The way it is celebrated and taught in school does not give us a nuanced view of who we are.

Nick Cannon at the 2010 Time 100 Gala (by David Shankbone)

Black and Jewish entertainment professionals sign unity statement

More than 170 Black and Jewish entertainment industry professionals have signed a unity statement with the goal of improving relations between Blacks and Jews while countering racism and antisemitism in the entertainment community.


Madeleine L’Engle’s Private Correspondence With Ahmad Rahman

When Ron Irwin and Madeleine L’Engle became pen pals, neither knew how their correspondence would change both of their lives.


Special News Series: Rising Up For Justice! – Black Lives Matter movement nominated for Nobel peace prize

The Black Lives Matter movement has been nominated for the 2021 Nobel peace prize for the way it calls for systemic change has spread around the world. In his nomination papers, the Norwegian MP Petter Eide said the movement had forced countries outside the US to grapple with racism within their own societies.

The U.S. Capitol at sunrise after the January 6 insurrection and the inauguration of President Biden, January 23, 2021

Which Direction Now, White Folks?

The Biden administration has the task of uniting a culturally divided America, half of which has no interest in unity.

Black veterans of the Vietnam and Korean Wars, all of whom received the Purple Heart medal during their service, stand together during a ceremony, organized by American Legion Post 16 and the City of Lynchburg, honoring their sacrifice

Biden’s VA Must Have More Black Veterans In Leadership Roles To Address ‘Inequalities,’ Open Letter Urges

Veterans demand representation and equality for their incredible sacrifice for a country that doesn’t always serve them in return. An open letter highlights the injustices that Black veterans still face today.

Man holding a big Harriet Tubman $20 dollar bill

President Biden Reviving Effort To Put Harriet Tubman On $20 Bill

The Biden Administration has reignited the plan to put Harriet Tubman, famed abolitionist, on the twenty-dollar bill.

FILE - In this May 13, 2017, file photo, slain teen Jordan Edwards' mother Charmaine Edwards, left, speaks to supporters with son Vidal Allen, right, and husband Odell Edwards during a protest outside the courthouse in Dallas. The trial of former officer Roy Oliver, indicted on a murder charge, is scheduled for August 2018 in the shooting death of Jordan Edwards, a 15-year-old who was riding in a car with four other black teenagers, one of the high-profile cases in recent years in which police were charged with shootings of black people. (AP Photo/LM Otero, File)

Special News Series: Rising Up For Justice! – Fatal Police Shootings Of Unarmed Black People Reveal Troubling Patterns

Since 2015, police officers have fatally shot at least 135 unarmed Black men and women nationwide, an NPR investigation has found.

North Old World Third Street sidewalk view

Old World Third Street likely to become Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Drive with unanimous Milwaukee Common Council support

Old World 3rd St. in Milwaukee, from W. McKinley Ave. to W. Wisconsin Ave. in Milwaukee’s downtown, would finally be renamed Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Drive.


Biden Revokes Trump’s 1776 Report That Downplayed Slavery

President Biden removes inaccurate history lessons from education systems. Furthering the push for The United States to move towards an honest understanding of American History, in order for all of its’ residents to flourish.

Several Hands Opening up Congress

Women of Color Were Shut Out of Congress For Decades. Now They’re Transforming It.

Black families, especially mothers, are struggling economically with the CoVid-19 pandemic.


ABHM and WBHS Combine to Celebrate Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Day 2021

Clayborn Benson, Director of the Wisconsin Black Historical Society, and Dr. Robert S. Smith, Resident Historian at America’s Black Holocaust Museum,  converse about Dr. King’s travels to Milwaukee and Wisconsin. They also discuss his brilliant intellect and simple but not simplistic ways of articulating the call for civil rights.

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Initial data show majority of COVID-19 vaccine doses in Milwaukee County have gone to white, younger residents

The vast majority of people being vaccinated right now are white and in younger age groups — figures that need to change in the coming weeks.

Willie Johnson, co-owner of Promised Land Farm in Port Wentworth, Georgia. (Photo: Ashley Ford/Atlanta Black Star)

Elderly Brothers Continue Black-Owned Land Legacy of Feeding Community Through Historic Steele Farm Property

An American tale of two brothers and their self sustainability through farming. This story highlights a need for perseverance in farming. Successful black farmers highlight their industry and its’ importance to their immediate community.