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.

Read ‘Black Panther’ director Ryan Coogler’s moving tribute to Chadwick Boseman

Sonaiya Kelley, The LA Times, 08/30/2020

It is with a heavy heart and a sense of deep gratitude to have ever been in his presence, that I have to reckon with the fact that Chad is an ancestor now. And I know that he will watch over us, until we meet again.

In Tahara, a Black Queer Jewish Teen Navigates Grief and Toxicity

Daniel Reynolds, The Advocate, 08/29/2020

Director Olivia Peace discusses making her groundbreaking coming-of-age film and its themes of race, religion, and mourning.

Does God hear us?

Abigail Pogrebin, Forward, 08/23/2020

Do we hear God? And by extension, each other?

This New Disney+ Show May Feature a Black Jewish Character!

Emily Burack, Kveller, 08/06/2020

There’s a new Proud Family character, and we couldn’t be more excited!

A Love Letter to My Black Jewish Mom

Aviva Davis, Heyalma, 07/29/2020

My mom is a Jew by choice, and it is because of her that I grew up a strong, proud, Jewish woman of color.

Rabbi Sandra Lawson on how not to treat Jews of color

Yonat Shirmon, Religion News Service, 06/25/2020

Asking someone about their Jewish story when you meet them is almost asking them what kind of underwear they’re wearing.

My Grandpa Was Killed for Being a Jew in Ethiopia – Now I Fight for Black Lives in Israel

Ashager Araro, Jewish Journal, 06/25/2020

Being Black and Jewish, I was always very aware of anti-Semitism and racism.

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