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Across America, students must learn all history

April 22, 2022

Black history is American history. That shouldn’t be a controversial statement. But thanks to politicians like Virginia Gov. Glenn Youngkin, teaching honestly about history is getting downright dangerous. Youngkin got elected in part by embracing a dishonest campaign launched by far-right activists to make parents fear that teaching about racism represents some kind of sinister […]

Far-right smears of Judge Jackson show why we can’t let them take power

April 14, 2022

Judge Ketanji Brown Jackson made history this week when the U.S. Senate confirmed her nomination as a U.S. Supreme Court Justice. That is cause for celebration. When Judge Jackson is sworn in as Justice Jackson later this year, she will become the first Black woman to serve on our highest court. And she will become […]

Fighting the corruption of power

April 8, 2022

We keep learning more about the attack on the U.S. Capitol. And we keep learning more about the many schemes former President Donald Trump and his team tried to use to overturn the 2020 presidential election. In some ways, it is discouraging. We know just how badly Trump’s inner circle was corrupted by his desire […]

Judge Ketanji Brown Jackson: Breaking another barrier

March 25, 2022

At the White House event where President Biden introduced her as the nominee for the United States Supreme Court, Judge Ketanji Brown Jackson gave a moving speech describing her journey from her early childhood as the daughter of public school teachers to her nomination to the highest court in the nation. She ended by sharing […]

My name ain’t “Toby!”

March 17, 2022

Almost everyone of a certain age has memories of watching “Roots,” the television adaption of Alex Haley’s epic novel that first aired in the 1970s. One of the most painful scenes in this drama is when the White plantation overseer demands that the enslaved Kunta Kinte accept the slave-name “Toby,” and has him whipped to […]

Revisiting Fannie Lou Hamer

March 11, 2022

On February 22 the wonderful documentary Fannie Lou Hamer’s America received its broadcast premiere on PBS. Mrs. Hamer’s grandniece Monica Land, one of the film’s producers, began with the idea of creating a documentary that would highlight the personal and family side of her “Aunt Fannie Lou.” But as she and her colleagues started their […]

Let’s talk about Celia

March 4, 2022

At 2:30 p.m. on Dec. 21, 1855, Celia was hung in Callaway County, Missouri. Her crime: Defending herself against a rapist who had sexually assaulted her for years. There is no documentation of Celia’s birth date, birthplace or parentage. Her recorded history begins when she was purchased at the age of 14 in 1850 by […]

The potential power of our new Supreme Court Justice

February 25, 2022

President Joe Biden is about to name the first Black woman ever nominated to the U.S. Supreme Court—in fact, he may have already done so by the time you read this. Based on the Black women President Biden has chosen to serve as federal judges, we know that the nominee will be brilliant. And we […]

The hate they give keeps on giving

February 18, 2022

It is not news to Americans of color that we live in a social environment that is greatly hostile to our very existence. We do not need to go all the way back to 1619 to find numerous examples of hate-driven obstacles being put in our paths, and then that same hate fueling our demonization […]

Black America deserves its fair share of the American Dream

February 11, 2022

Affordable rentals shrinking, mortgage denials block homeownership Regardless of locale, profession, or income, every family needs and deserves a home. But for many – especially Black Americans and other people of color — finding and maintaining affordable housing is increasingly difficult. New research documents not only escalating rental costs, but how Black American efforts to […]


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