Meet Marcella Campbell, 1st Jew of color to head diversity group Be’chol Lashon

Gabe Friedman, Times of Israel, 01/20/2021

For decades the US organization worked to shatter Ashkenormative stereotypes and pioneered programming by and for non-white Jews. It’s now seeing its first Black executive director.

Being a Black Jewish Woman in America on January 6

Tova Ricardo, Jewish Journal, 01/11/2021

Jewish stories deserve to be taken seriously by social advocacy movements, and we deserve to live in peace.

My Kids Are Black and Jewish. To Them, These Identities Are Inseparable.

Jessica Keith, Kveller, 01/08/2021

For my daughter, supporting Black lives and celebrating Hanukkah is part and parcel of the same thing; one does not happen without the other.

Daveed Diggs, Jonathan Snipes Talk New Holiday Song, 'Puppy For Hanukkah'

Michale Martin, All Things Considered - NPR, 12/13/2020

David Diggs discusses new single 'Hanukkah Puppy'.

Darrell Blocker, who could lead Biden’s CIA, is a Black Jew known as a ‘spy whisperer’

Ron Kampeas /JTA, Jerusalem Post, 12/10/2020

If selected, he would be the agency’s first Black director — and the third Jewish one.

Hasidic rapper Nissim Black opens up about his creative process, spirituality and COVID recovery

Laura E. Adkins, JTA, 12/10/2020

Nissim Black is passionately, assuredly, confidently in love with God.

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.

01/13/2021

9th Annual Schomburg Center Black Comic Book Festival

Shekhiynah Lar, , 01/01/1970

Each year, the Schomburg Center’s Black Comic Book Festival brings creators, illustrators, writers, and independent publishers together with thousands of collectors, blerds, and nerds for two days of programming and activities. The highly-anticipated community event includes interactive panel discussions, a vendor marketplace featuring exclusive titles by Black creators, a cosplay show, and more.

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.”