When the Fourth of July Was a Black Holiday | The Atlantic

What, to the American slave, is your 4th of July?” Famed black abolitionist and former.

Duke University Instructor Jaki Shelton Green Becomes 1st African American Woman to be Named North Carolina’s Poet Laureate | Good Black News

Jaki Shelton Green, an instructor at the Center for Documentary Studies at Duke University in.

What Nelson Mandela Lost | The New York Times

Some time ago, the writer Nikki Giovanni offered me guidance on writing about the life.

‘Rest in Power’ Tells The Story Trayvon Martin Couldn’t | Colorlines

Many people ignored the truth of 17-year-old Trayvon Martin’s life as they rushed to demonize.

A Newly Excavated Settlement Highlights Florida’s History as a Haven for Escaped Slaves | Saratoga Magazine

Buried under three feet and two centuries of earth near the banks of the Manatee.

At 98, the Army Just Made Him an Officer: A Tale of Racial Bias in World War II | The New York Times

PHILADELPHIA — Marion Lane discovered the faded photograph after her stepmother died, crammed in a.

The story behind the color of your couch, and everything else you own

By Maria Anderson PeclersParis inspiration materials. (Smithsonian photo by Matt Flynn) Color surrounds us. Both.

Get Hype for the BlackStar Film Fest With This New Trailer | Colorlines

Black filmmakers, screen artists and cinephiles will converge on Philadelphia on August 2-5 for the.

How Frederick Douglass Challenged the Hypocrisy of Independence Day | Colorlines

This Wednesday (July 4), marks Independence Day, even as protesters mark America’s denial of liberty.

Trump Administration Reverses Obama on Affirmative Action | The New York Times

In a joint letter, the Education and Justice Departments announced that they had rescinded seven.