How America's Ugly History of Segregation Changed the Meaning of the Word 'Ghetto'

Daniel B. Schwartz, Time, 09/24/2019

Today, for many Americans, the word “ghetto” conjures images of run-down and crime-ridden African American segregated areas—“inner cities,” in a common euphemism.

When Comic Art Meets High Art, the Results Will Surprise You

Etelka Lehoczy, NPR, 08/26/2019

Julian Voloj and Søren Mosdal's graphic novel, "Basquiat" offers a modern twist on Basquiat's work.

1st US Ethnic Studies Plan Called Anti-Semitic, Faces Update

Don Thompson, Black Voice News, 08/19/2019

California’s effort to write the nation’s first ethnic studies curriculum for public schools has united liberals and conservatives: They think it’s terrible.

How we think about enslavement matters

Nell Irvin Painter, The Guardian, 08/14/2019

400 years ago, the first Africans who came to America were not ‘enslaved’, they were indentured – and this makes a crucial difference when we think about the meanings of our past.

How we think about the term 'enslaved' matters

Nell Irvin Painter, The Guardian, 08/14/2019

400 years ago, the first Africans who came to America were not ‘enslaved’, they were indentured – and this makes a crucial difference when we think about the meanings of our past.

Jews ‘must be included’ in ethnic studies curriculum, says state schools chief at press conference

Gabe Stutman, The Jewish News of Northern California, 08/14/2019

California State Superintendent of Public Instruction Tony Thurmond said during a press conference on Wednesday morning that Jewish Americans “must be included” in a controversial ethnic studies curriculum for high school.

The Magnitude of Toni Morrison

Hannah Giorgis, The Atlantic, 08/06/2019

The literary titan, who died yesterday at age 88, wrote black characters with a rare compassion that ripples far beyond her own work.

Why The Need To Enforce Guidelines To Protect Black Hair Is A Sad Reality

Topacio Marrero, Blavity, 06/24/2019

"Our hair struggle isn’t new."