Wandering in translation, learning to speak the language of my people

Tova Ricardo, J. The Jewish News of Northern California, 08/12/2019

Due to diasporic persecution and the pressures of cultural conformity, I cannot speak a language murdered out of my bloodline.

EyeSeeMe bookstore teaches children the value of African-American history

Tanisha Sykes, USA Today, 04/10/2019

"We have to feed our children positive images and tell the stories of our past because the nation would not be what it is today without those ancestors."

The first African-American female mayor in Chicago history will be Lori Lightfoot

Madeline Holcombe and Ray Sanchez, CNN, 04/03/2019

The next mayor will face issues like crime and police-community relations.

An ‘Intoxicating’ Singer, Whether It’s Green Day or ‘Oklahoma!’

Rob Weinert-Kendt, New York Times, 10/02/2018

Rebecca Naomi Jones, who has made her reputation in rock and pop musicals, will tackle a classic as Laurey in “Oklahoma!”

Exploding Myths About 'Black Power, Jewish Politics'

Leah Donnella, Code Switch, 06/04/2018

Many Americans tell the story of Black-Jewish political relations like this: First, there was the Civil Rights movement, where the two groups got along great.

How Meghan Markle Made Sure Her Blackness Was Represented At The Royal Wedding

Paula Rogo, Essence, 05/19/2018

All eyes were on Prince Harry and Meghan Markle’s royal wedding on Saturday.

When Blacks and Jews Joined Forces To Defeat The KKK

A.J. Goldmann, The Forward, 05/17/2018

The film’s plea for Jews and Blacks to band together to combat white supremacy is a message shared the real Ron Stallworth.

When Black History Month and Torah Come Together

Dr. Tarece Johnson, Jewish&, 02/07/2018

A Black-Jewish poet pens Torah-inspired reflections for Black History Month.

Remembering Julius Lester — And a Stop Along His Spiritual Journey

Robin Washington, Jewish&, 01/25/2018

A meaningful and surprising first encounter creates lasting bond

04/03/2019

I Love You More Than...

Taye Diggs and Shane W. Evans, Feiwel & Friends, 01/01/1970

Some families look different than others. A father who doesn’t live full-time with his son tells him all the ways he misses and loves him.

04/03/2019

Chocolate Me!

Taye Diggs and Shane W. Evans, Feiwel & Friends, 01/01/1970

The boy is teased for looking different than the other kids. His skin is darker, his hair curlier. He tells his mother he wishes he could be more like everyone else. And she helps him to see how beautiful he really, truly is.

04/03/2019

Amazing Grace

Mary Hoffman and Caroline Binch, , 01/01/1970

Grace loves stories, and with a boundless imagination she acts them all out. One day, her teacher asks who would like to play the lead in the play Peter Pan. Grace eagerly raises her hand, but Raj tells her she isn't a boy, and Natalie tells her she can't because she is black.

03/22/2019

The Snowy Day

Ezra Jack Keats, , 01/01/1970

The Snowy Day transformed children's literature with its pioneering portrayal of an African-American child and the charming story and artwork that won it the Caldecott Medal.

#BlackLivesMatter: The Right vs Wrong Side of History

Marcella White Campbell, Jewish&, 08/19/2016

I don’t have to agree with every element of the Movement For Black Lives’ platform to advocate loudly and wholeheartedly for racial justice, any more than, fifty years ago, I would have had to agree with Martin Luther King, Stokely Carmichael, and Elijah Muhammad to support full citizenship for black Americans. Discussion and dissent have always been an essential part of social change.

Snapchat's Top Rabbi

Team Be'chol Lashon, Jewish&, 08/11/2016

Meet the rabbi taking Snapchat by storm! By the way she is a vegan too!

Camp Rabbi, Role Model, Match-Maker

Team Be'chol Lashon, Jewish&, 07/27/2016

Rabbinic student Isaama Stoll is visited Camp Be’chol Lashon to teach Torah, pray and hang with other Jews of Color. We caught up with this dynamic leader on the rise to find out more about her journey to the rabbinate, being a role model and her match-making hobby.

Race in America: It's Personal

Gal Adam Spinrad, Jewish&, 07/11/2016

It’s personal. Those men, those boys, those women who have been killed for being black, Whose names are a list we read and reread and speak and call out to remember, Those precious lives that matter, They could be my son. They are my son. My son’s life matters.

An African American Jew Journeys to Orthodoxy

Yasminah Respes, Jewish&, 07/08/2016

Both sides of my family came to Judaism from Christianity. My paternal grandfather began to learn more about Judaism after he already had children. He went to a Jewish book store and since there wasn’t a Rabbi at the time who was willing to teach him, he taught himself through books.