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

Forward Staff, Forward, 06/18/2020

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.

7 Ways Jewish-Latinx people can fight anti-Black racism today

Analucía Lopezrevoredo, Forward, 06/17/2020

After the social media campaigns end, how do we, as Jewish-Latino/xs, keep the momentum going to create systemic change against racism and anti-Black violence? The first place we need to start is within our own community.

For Jews of color, protests are reminders of pain — even within Jewish community

Gabriel Greschler, The J., 06/11/2020

This is one of those times where we need to take the same stance that we take on anti-Semitism and say, ‘This is enough.’ This racism, this anti-black racism, is impacting our community.

Why You Need to Care About Black Lives Matter

Aviva Davis, Jewish&, 06/02/2020

A young Jew of Color speaks to White Jews.

Young “Jewmaican” Musician Releases First EP

Team Be'chol Lashon, Jewish&, 05/04/2020

Elijah Gordon, aka Sølä, The Jewmaican, explores his Jewish-Jamaican identity on "OnTrack."

The African-American Art Shaping the 21st Century

Staff, The New York Times, 03/19/2020

Kerry Washington on Beyoncé, Ta-Nehisi Coates on Kendrick Lamar, Oprah Winfrey on Toni Morrison, Issa Rae on ‘Scandal,’ and 31 other prominent black artists on the work that inspires them most.

How Black Culinary Historians Are Rewriting the History of American Food

Ruth Terry, Yes Magazine, 02/26/2020

African American food culture is one of the only aspects of African American identity that represents an unbroken line from Africa to present-day America.

The first black U.S. senator lived an extraordinary life

Erin Blakemore, National Geographic, 02/20/2020

Hiram Revels subverted slave states and recruited soldiers in the Civil War. In the 150 years since his election, he remains one of only 10 black senators ever.

In Light of Rising Anti-Semitism, Rethinking Black-Jewish Relations

Carly Pildis, Tablet, 01/29/2020

When we fight for a fairer and more just America, and we fight for it as proud Jews, we all win.

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