Not Just a Justice, but Also a Mensch
What I learned about Ruth Bader Ginsburg in writing two children’s books about her.
Read ‘Black Panther’ director Ryan Coogler’s moving tribute to Chadwick Boseman
It is with a heavy heart and a sense of deep gratitude to have ever been in his presence, that I have to reckon with the fact that Chad is an ancestor now. And I know that he will watch over us, until we meet again.
Sojourner Truth and the Unfinished Fight for Equality
In her vivid rendering of Truth—composed with a mix of paint and collage—Haynes was determined to capture Truth’s femininity and force.
Why Cornel West is hopeful (but not optimistic)
A conversation about Black liberation theology, existentialism, and other philosophies that can help us through these times.
Alicia Keys To Exec Produce American Masters Doc On Black Entertainers For PBS
Popstar Alicia Keys is to exec produce a feature-length documentary about six iconic African American female entertainers for PBS.
How 20th Century Camera Film Captured a Snapshot of American Bias
In the 1960s, African American mothers noticed something wrong in their children’s seemingly innocent class photos.
John Lewis’s Legacy and America’s Redemption
The civil-rights leader, who died Friday, acknowledged the darkest chapters of the country’s history, yet insisted that change was always possible.
The US loses two icons of the civil rights movement in one day
John Robert Lewis died at age 80 after a battle with cancer. Rev. Cordy Tindell "C.T." Vivian died at age 95 of natural causes. They died a day before the birthday of the late Nelson Mandela -- another renown champion of racial equality.
How John Lewis’s masterful illustrated memoir is a shining torch for the next generation
For human rights to be defended, each succeeding generation must learn the history of how they are won.