Meet the new head of UK Jewry’s first-of-its-kind racial equality commission
As US-inspired racial justice protests sweep the world, the British Board of Deputies assigns Stephen Bush to listen to British Jews of color and implement policy change.
Jewish Groups Embrace BLM, With Conditions
IN AUGUST 2016, the Movement for Black Lives, a broad coalition of organizations associated with the Black Lives Matter movement, released a detailed platform that included a range of policy demands touching nearly every area of political concern, from criminal justice, to education, to the environment, to economics.
Juneteenth: Joy in the Midst of Pain
While the death of George Floyd brings up personal traumas for many us, it’s important to remember that part of self-care is finding joy.
More than 1,500 sign letter calling for investment in ‘re-imagined’ covenant with Jews of color
More than 1,500 people have signed an open letter published Friday that uses the religious language of “obligation” to demand that Jewish groups reserve 20% of board seats for Jews of color and take other steps to increase their representation at a time of national soul-searching about systemic racism.
How I Learned to Love Myself as a Black Jew
While I am so proud to be a queer Jewish woman of color, it has taken an excruciating amount of work to reach this point.
No, It’s Not Anti-Semitic To Schedule Your March For Yom Kippur
When the Jewish community learned that the March for Racial Justice was scheduled for Yom Kippur (September 30), outraged responses filled social media.
Aug. 28, 1955: The day Emmett Till launched a movement
The lynching death of a 14-year-old black boy in Mississippi awakened the country to the horrors of racism
The Year in Reading
Two excellent books accompanied me through the darkness of these last months. The first was Wesley Lowery's "They Can't Kill Us All," a devastating front-line account of the police killings and the young activism that sparked one of the most significant racial justice movements since the 1960s: Black Lives Matter.
#BlackLivesMatter: The Right vs Wrong Side of History
When I was nine years old, my family sat me down to watch the landmark documentary Eyes on the Prize.