Honor MLK By Empowering Jews of Color

Honor MLK By Empowering Jews of Color

Jada Garrett, Jewish&, 01/13/2021

Suggestions for ways to make the Jewish community more inclusive.

9th Annual Schomburg Center Black Comic Book Festival

9th Annual Schomburg Center Black Comic Book Festival

Shekhiynah Lar, 01/13/2021

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.

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

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.

Ten Years After “The New Jim Crow”

Ten Years After “The New Jim Crow”

David Remnick, The New York Times, 01/20/2020

Sometimes a book comes along and, after it is absorbed into the culture, we cannot see ourselves again in quite the same way.

Multiracial churches growing, but challenging for clergy of color

Multiracial churches growing, but challenging for clergy of color

Adelle M. Banks, Religion News Service, 01/20/2020

For four hours at a megachurch outside of Dallas, pastors of color shared their personal stories of leading a multiethnic church.

On Martin Luther King Jr. Day, dreams of a better conversation about race

On Martin Luther King Jr. Day, dreams of a better conversation about race

Melanie Lidman, Times of Israel, 01/20/2020

Be’chol Lashon, an organization that promotes ethnic diversity within Jewish community, publishes curriculum in honor of U.S. civil rights leader to tackle difficult identity issues.

10 Thought-Provoking Movies to Watch on Martin Luther King, Jr. Day

10 Thought-Provoking Movies to Watch on Martin Luther King, Jr. Day

Molly Pennington, Reader's Digest, 01/20/2020

Revisit the history of the Civil Rights era and the incredible legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. in these inspiring films.

Finding Encouragement in MLK’s Words—And America’s Changing Demographics

Finding Encouragement in MLK’s Words—And America’s Changing Demographics

Rabbi Tiferet Berenbaum, Jewish&, 01/17/2020

My mixed-race daughter will be part of the nonwhite majority of American youth, which is cause for both celebration and fear.

Mass Incarceration, Then and Now

Mass Incarceration, Then and Now

David Remnick, The New York Times, 01/17/2020

The U.S. has the highest rate of incarceration in the world; although the country makes up about five per cent of the global population, it holds nearly a quarter of the world’s prisoners.