Why You Need to Care About Black Lives Matter

Aviva Davis, Jewish&, 06/02/2020

A young Jew of Color speaks to White Jews.

Try to See Me

Kenny Khan, Jewish&, 05/29/2020

Even before the pandemic, even before I started wearing a mask in public, some people saw me as just a big, suspicious-looking black guy because of their implicit biases.

Let the pandemic be a time when we learn to grieve together and fight hate

Carly Pildis, Forward, 05/14/2020

When we step out of our homes in the morning, we assume we will come home at the end of the day. We leave a crockpot with dinner cooking on the counter. We have laundry we’ll fold or bills we’ll pay or a Netflix binge waiting. On February 23, Ahmad Aubrey went out for a jog and never came home.

Larger Conversation: If And When To Share Videos Of Violence

Gene Demby, NPR Morning Edition, 05/12/2020

The outrage from the release of a video led to the arrest of 2 white men involved in the shooting of a black jogger in Georgia. But what are the broader consequences of the drumbeat of videos like it?

“He really is Jewish” — Little Richard’s lifelong love affair with Judaism

Benjamin Ivry, The Forward, 05/10/2020

Little Richard, the rock and roll pioneer who died on May 9 at age 87, brought a galvanic charge to live performances of such songs as “Tutti Frutti,” “Heebie Jeebies” and “Lucille,” drawing sustained inspiration from what he considered to be a Jewish identity.

Jewish letter of support to appear in local Chinese newspaper

Maya Mirsky, The J., 04/24/2020

Led by the S.F.-based Jewish Community Relations Council, local Jewish organizations have teamed up to publish an open letter of support for the Asian American community, which has faced racist attacks during the coronavirus crisis.

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.

Cuban Jewish leaders call on US Jewish community to strengthen ties

JTA Staff, JTA, 07/13/2017

Leaders of Cuba’s Jewish community sent an open letter to the U.S. Jewish community calling for a strengthening of ties and expressing concern over a reversal of policy by the United States toward the island nation.