Black Jewish novelist Walter Mosley honored with National Book Foundation’s lifetime achievement award

Emily Burack, JTA, 11/19/2020

The Black Jewish novelist received one of the National Book Foundation’s highest honors on Wednesday night: the Medal for Distinguished Contribution to American Letters.

Q & A | Black, deaf, and Jewish filmmaker Eli Steele is challenging how we view race

Batya Ungar-Sargon, The Forward, 11/10/2020

When Eli Steele, who is deaf in addition to being Black and Jewish, wanted to become a filmmaker, he was joining a long line of people who refused to accept what society told them about themselves.

Meet Sandra Lawson: Musician, Activist And First Openly Gay, Black, Female Rabbi

Kaia Findlay and Frank Stasio, North Carolina Public Radio, 11/09/2020

In 2018, Sandra Lawson became the first openly gay, Black female rabbi in the world. But her path to rabbinical school was far from traditional.

Yiddisher Black cantors from 100 years ago rediscovered thanks to rare recording

Renee Ghert-Zand, The Times of Israel, 11/01/2020

Discographer Henry Sapoznik tracks down record by international Yiddish-language performer Thomas LaRue, and slips into a rabbit hole of Black Jewish history.

Don’t Underestimate Israeli-American Basketball Star Alysha Clark

Jackie Powell, Hey Alma, 10/12/2020

Fresh off her second WNBA championship, Clark tells Alma about connecting with her Jewish heritage and the power of Shabbat.

Lenny Kravitz talks about his Jewish upbringing

Jerusalem Post Staff, Jerusalem Post, 09/27/2020

“I am deeply two-sided,” Kravitz said in his memoir, according to the New York Times. “Black and white. Jewish and Christian. Manhattanite and Brooklynite.”

Be’chol Lashon: Combating Racism, Celebrating Diversity

Naomi Kitchen and Makeda Zabot-Hall, The Covenant Foundation Sight Line, 09/15/2020

We have to make it clear and make it a priority to celebrate all of the identities that exist within the Jewish community as well as recognize when parts of our community are in pain

The ‘Avinu Malkeinu’ kid isn’t Amar’e Stoudemire’s son. But he does have a message for the High Holidays. Take it from his mom.

Philissa Cramer, JTA, 09/14/2020

Nina Shapiro didn’t intend for the video of her son’s singing to go viral.

We’re All Helping Raise Black Jewish Kids

Heather Miller, Kveller, 09/10/2020

Whether you realize it or not, you are helping to raise Black children.

06/10/2020

Aliyah profile: A Book of Ruth story

Shekhiynah Lar, , 01/01/1970

“I believe that the Book of Ruth is my story,” says Devorah. “Ruth is always referred to as a Moabite. Even though she says, ‘Where you go, I’ll go, and your people is my people.’

Ta-Nehisi Coates to Write Black Panther Comic for Marvel

George Gustines, New York Times, 09/22/2016

Ta-Nehisi Coates can be identified in many ways: as a national correspondent for The Atlantic, as an author and more. But Mr. Coates also has a not-so-secret identity, as evidenced by some of his Atlantic blog posts and his Twitter feed: Marvel Comics superfan.

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!

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."

Why this Black, Queer, Trans Jew is Reimagning

Carol Kuruvilla, Huffington Post, 04/21/2016

“We’ve lost our ability to see the humanity in other people.”

Black and Jewish, Okra and Artichoke

MICHAEL JACOBS, Atlanta Jewish Times, 04/20/2016