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

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

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

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 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

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'

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.

Color Me In

Natasha Díaz, Delacorte Press, 08/20/2019

Growing up in an affluent suburb of New York City, sixteen-year-old Nevaeh Levitz never thought much about her biracial roots. When her Black mom and Jewish dad split up, she relocates to her mom's family home in Harlem and is forced to confront her identity for the first time.

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.


HaMapah/The Map: Dance/Film/Finding Forgiveness

Shekhiynah Lar, , 01/01/1970

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."

Lovesong: Becoming a Jew

Julius Lester, Arcade Publishing, 01/01/1988

"Lovesong" is the moving account of a life and a spiritual odyssey, of a major writer's path from his boyhood as the son of a black Methodist minister in the South to his conversion to Judaism.

#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.

Is Black Snapchat Replacing Black Twitter?

Toure, Vice, 06/23/2016

These days, Twitter feels like a nightclub that's just past its prime. It's the sort of spot that used to be hot, but its best days are behind it.

Beyond the Color Line: Jews, Blacks, and the American Racial Imagination

Jennifer Young, In Geveb, 06/21/2016

Jennifer Young examines the historical relationships between Blacks and Jews. She writes "Just as [W.E.B.] Du Bois used the Jewish experience to rethink the problem of the color line, American Jews used their encounters with blacks as a way to understand their own position as a minority, particularly as immigrant Jews began to prosper economically and to experience the benefits that whiteness conferred."