Annamie Paul becomes first Black and Jewish Canadian party leader

Marcy Oster, JTA, 10/04/2020

Toronto attorney Annamie Paul made history when she was elected head of Canada’s federal Green Party on Saturday.

VIDEO: Meditating on Forgiveness with Victoria Washington

Ruth Abusch-Magder, Jewish&, 09/29/2020

A pre-Yom Kippur conversation with the criminal defense attorney and victims' rights advocate.

Holding Space for Black Jews

Patrice Worthy, Atlanta Jewish Times, 09/22/2020

“Soul: A Black Jewish Dinner Series” recreates Shabbat with Black Jews and non-Jewish Blacks around a virtual table.

This Black Jewish Teen Is Leading the Fight for Climate Justice

Shekhiynah Larks, Jewish&, 07/17/2020

Diller Tikkun Olam Award recipient says environmental justice and racial justice are connected.

Black Jewish Educator Advocates for More Inclusive Classrooms

Team Be'chol Lashon, Jewish&, 07/09/2020

Former district school leader and author of forthcoming book on "identity safe classrooms" shares best practices.

How One Black Orthodox Jewish Woman Is Opening Minds in Her Brooklyn Community

Liana Satenstein, Vogue, 06/30/2020

Less than two weeks after George Floyd’s killing at the hands of police in Minneapolis, Mayaan Zik, a Black Orthodox woman and longtime resident of the Crown Heights neighborhood of Brooklyn, stood on the main drag of Kingston Avenue, and introduced a number of speakers from both the Black and the Hasidic Jewish communities to kick off the rally, “Tahalucha for Social Justice.”

“He really is Jewish” — Little Richard’s lifelong love affair with Judaism

Benjamin Ivry, The Forward, 05/10/2020

Little Richard, the rock and roll pioneer who died on May 9 at age 87, brought a galvanic charge to live performances of such songs as “Tutti Frutti,” “Heebie Jeebies” and “Lucille,” drawing sustained inspiration from what he considered to be a Jewish identity.

Frum Women of Color

Aliza Bracha Klien, Mishpacha, 04/22/2020

I don’t fit in a box — I never have. I don’t know any black Jew who does.

VIDEO: Meet Kendell Pinkney of "Saturday Night Seder"

Team Be'chol Lashon, Jewish&, 04/14/2020

Kendell Pinkney grew up in a black megachurch in Texas. Now he is studying to be a rabbi.


‘Juneteenth this year is a whole new ballgame’ — 9 Black Jews on the holiday of liberation

Inte, , 01/01/1970

Juneteenth celebrates one of the most important events in American history: the end of slavery. June 19, 1865, was Galveston, Texas, finally freed its enslaved people — the last place in the United States to do so.