Let’s Talk About Race

Let's Talk About Race

Julius Lester (author) and Karen Barbour (illustrator), 04/23/2020

In this acclaimed book, Julius Lester shares his own story as he explores what makes each of us special.

Teens at a mostly African-American school in Brooklyn have questions about Jews. A Holocaust class provides some answers.

Teens at a mostly African-American school in Brooklyn have questions about Jews. A Holocaust class provides some answers.

Josefin Dolsten, JTA, 01/09/2020

Though Naisha Couamin walks through a heavily Jewish neighborhood near her home in the East Flatbush section of Brooklyn most days, she had never actually talked to a Jewish person until recently.

Black Women Reign at Beauty Pageants

Black Women Reign at Beauty Pageants

Laura M. Holson, The New York Times, 12/10/2019

When Zozibini Tunzi was named Miss Universe on Sunday, it signified the first time that black women had simultaneously held the top prize in four of the major beauty pageants.

The Color of Love

The Color of Love

Marra B. Gad, Agate Bolden, 11/12/2019

An unforgettable memoir about a mixed-race Jewish woman who, after fifteen years of estrangement from her racist great-aunt, helps bring her home when Alzheimer’s strikes.

Jason Reynolds Is on a Mission

Jason Reynolds Is on a Mission

Concepción de León, The New York Times, 10/28/2019

The best-selling writer of more than a dozen children’s books wants black teenagers and kids to know that he sees them.

John Conyers Jr., long-serving congressman who co-founded Congressional Black Caucus, dies at 90

John Conyers Jr., long-serving congressman who co-founded Congressional Black Caucus, dies at 90

John Otis, The Washington Post, 10/27/2019

John Conyers Jr., who became the longest-serving African American in Congress, co-founded the Congressional Black Caucus and helped create a national holiday in the name of the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr.died Oct. 27 at his home in Detroit. He was 90.

Gloriann Sacha Antonetty Lebrón Launches the First-Ever Magazine For Black Women In Puerto Rico

Gloriann Sacha Antonetty Lebrón Launches the First-Ever Magazine For Black Women In Puerto Rico

Keka Araujo, DiversityInc, 09/25/2019

Gloriann Sacha Antonetty Lebrón has made history by launching Puerto Rico’s first magazine for Black women on the island.

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

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.

HaMapah/The Map: Dance/Film/Finding Forgiveness

HaMapah/The Map: Dance/Film/Finding Forgiveness

Shekhiynah Lar, 08/30/2019

Join Adam McKinney, a former dancer with the renowned Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater, for multimedia performance exploring the intersections of his African American and Jewish identities based on his solo performance entitled "HaMapah."