black history

On The Charleston Church Shooting, Black Progress, And White Fear & Violence

It is important to understand the act of terrorism is a reflection of broader White attitudes, angst and fear, not merely the result of a single “scoundrel’s” “madness” or “insanity.”

Tiffanie Drayton | June 18, 2015 - 1:00 pm

Kickass Woman Of The Day: “Fresh Prince” Star Karyn Parsons Teaches Young People About The Forgotten Heroes Of Black History

Most people know Karyn Parsons as Hilary Banks of “The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air,” but these days, she’s more of a history teacher than anything else. In the years since…

Claire Hannum | June 30, 2014 - 4:30 pm

Mazel Tov To The First Female Black Rabbi!

America has its first black president in the White House—and now we’re about to have our first female black rabbi in the holy house. On June 6, Alysa Stanton will…

Amelia McDonell-Parry | May 22, 2009 - 7:15 pm