african-american-history

COMMENTARY

This is why reparations are always about more than money | Opinion

BY: - July 12, 2021

Past atrocities do not end when the physical violence comes to an end. The violence continues to affect the social, cultural and economic lives of those targeted far into the future.

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Texas is whitewashing its racist history | Dick Polman

BY: - June 14, 2021

Defending slavery was a major impetus for Texas' decision to break away from Mexico and establish an independent republic.

Philadelphia’s African-American Museum welcomes visitors with new exhibits and safety precautions

BY: - May 5, 2021

The museum’s reopening will mark the launch of a special new exhibition, “Anna Russell Jones: The Art of Design.”

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Revisiting reparations: Is it time for the US to pay its debt for the legacy of slavery? | Analysis

BY: - March 7, 2021

By Anne C. Bailey Some 156 years after the end of the Civil War and the official abolition of slavery through the 13th Amendment, the idea of reparations is gaining currency in Washington. On March 1, Cedric Richmond, a senior adviser to President Joe Biden, suggested the White House could “start acting now” on the […]

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Colleges confront their links to slavery and wrestle with how to atone for past sins | Opinion

BY: - March 4, 2021

Scholars and economists studying racial economic inequality, such as William A. Darity Jr., point to the need for federal action.

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How Black cartographers put racism on the map of America | Opinion

BY: - February 24, 2021

Mapping is part of the broader Black creative tradition and political struggle.

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John Brown was a violent crusader, but he blazed a moral path Lincoln followed to end slavery | Opinion

BY: - February 16, 2021

Too often dismissed as a failed zealot, Brown was an unconventional anti-slavery leader who blazed a trail that Abraham Lincoln would follow just a few years later.

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Celebrate Black history and support Black businesses 24/7/365 | Michael Coard

BY: - February 11, 2021

There is no better way to celebrate Black history than by promoting Black power. Respect yourself by doing it every day.

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Why a shootout between Black Panthers and law enforcement 50 years ago still matters today | Opinion

BY: - February 10, 2021

It's a reminder that criminalizing Black political activism while accommodating white protesters is still very much with us today.

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It’s time. Put Harriet Tubman on the $20 | Dick Polman

BY: - February 1, 2021

White men weren’t the only people who built this nation. Black women have never appeared on American currency.

Pa.’s Toomey, Md. lawmaker back bill to award Medal of Honor to Black D-Day hero from Philly

BY: - September 8, 2020

More than 1 million Black Americans served in World War II. Not one received the Medal of Honor, even though white soldiers did.

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For Juneteenth, we’re ceding the floor | Friday Morning Coffee

BY: - June 19, 2020

When Langston Hughes says it so much better.