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Fort Monroe in Hampton, Va

Historian works to ‘humanize those enslaved’ at Fort Monroe

This June 11, 2008 file photo shows some of the fortifications inside the moat at Fort Monroe in Hampton, Va. Casemate Museum Historian Robert...
Lonnie Bunch is director of the Smithsonian’s National Museum of African American History and Culture in Washington.

How Lonnie Bunch came to lead the Museum of African American History

Lonnie Bunch is director of the Smithsonian’s National Museum of African American History and Culture in Washington. (Photo: Michael R. Barnes, Smithsonian, NMAAHC) By Susannah...
President Donald Trump talks about border security with Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-N.Y.) and House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) as Vice President Mike Pence sits nearby in the Oval Office on December 11, 2018 in Washington, D.C.

$2 Trillion Infrastructure Plan ‘Another Empty Promise’ From Trump

President Donald Trump talks about border security with Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-N.Y.) and House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) as Vice President Mike...
National Museum of African American History and Culture

Five Things to Know About the Billionaire Donor Behind That Morehouse Gift

Smith was among the top donors to the National Museum of African American History and Culture. Gustavo Rossi/Shutterstock By Ade Adeniji, Inside Philanthropy — It’s graduation...
UN’s Mandate to Protect Human Rights Takes Another Hit

UN’s Mandate to Protect Human Rights Takes Another Hit

By Thalif Deen, IPS — The UN’s longstanding mandate to promote and protect human rights worldwide –- undermined recently by right-wing nationalist governments and authoritarian...
Ben Carson Humiliates Himself At Hearing As Member Of Congress Has To Explain How HUD Works

Ben Carson Humiliates Himself At Congressional Hearing

Rep. Katie Porter (D-CA) had to explain to HUD Secretary Ben Carson how his agency works during a House hearing. Ben Carson Humiliates Himself At...
Oprah donation will help fund Newark after-school program

Oprah donation will help fund Newark after-school program

Photo from Principal Akbar Cook’s (Center) Instagram By News 12, Newark, New Jersey —  Oprah Winfrey surprised students and teachers Friday at Newark’s West Side High...
Black Billionaire Robert Smith Pays Off Student Loan Debt of 400 Morehouse Students

Black Billionaire Pays Off Student Loan Debt of 400 Morehouse Students

At their graduation on May 19, investor and chemical engineer Robert Smith announced he would pay off the student loan debt of Morehouse’s 2019...
Commentary, Articles and Essays by Dr. Julianne Malveaux

Forget the Adversity Score, Just Dump the SAT

By Julianne Malveaux — The College Board, the organization that develops and administers the SAT test, has developed a new “adversity score” to augment the...
Nazi officials use calipers to measure an ethnic German

The Disturbing Resilience of Scientific Racism

A new book explores how racist biases continue to maintain a foothold in research today By Ramin Skibba, Smithsonian — Scientists, including those who study race,...
Sojourner Truth

The History of Black Women Championing Demands for Reparations

Ana Lucia Araujo is a historian and professor at Howard University. Her latest book Reparations for Slavery and the Atlantic Slave Trade: A Transnational...

U.S. HOUSE PASSES THE NAACP-SUPPORTED EQUALITY ACT

On May 17, 2019, by a bipartisan vote of 236 yeas to 173 nays the U.S. House voted to approve and send to the...
Open Letter to Gov. Newsom in Support of School Choice

Open Letter to Gov. Newsom in Support of School Choice

Chapter News — May 20 Open Letter to Governor Gavin Newsom and the California LegislatureFrom the...
Aligning humanitarian cash assistance with national social safety nets in refugee settings: Key considerations and learning, May 2019

National Action Network seeking new members – News – The Repository


Staff report Thursday May 16, 2019 at 2:03 PM The next meeting of the National Action Network's Steubenville chapter will be 2 p.m. Saturday at the Schiappa Library, 4141 Mall Dr. in...
In the Name of Albert Ramon Dorsey and Dennis Todd Rogers #Boycott24

In the Name of Albert Ramon Dorsey and Dennis Todd Rogers #Boycott24

Dennis Todd Roger (L) murdered by LA Sheriff’s at the Ladera Heights location on 03/08/17 and Albert Ramon Dorsey (R) murdered by LA Sheriff’s...
Ending Mass Incarceration: Ideas from Today

Ending Mass Incarceration: Ideas from Today’s Leaders

By Inimai M. Chettiar, Priya Raghavan, Michael Waldman, Adureh Onyekwere — Source: The Brennan Center for Justice – brennancenter.org The American public has decisively concluded that our...
Commentary, Articles and Essays by Dr. Maulana Karenga

Beyond the Bondage of Plantation Politics

Part. 1. By Dr. Maulana Karenga — During both the Holocaust of enslavement and the era of segregation, leaving the plantation was a metaphor, mental process and actual...
Mount Kenya peeks out from the clouds beyond a garlic farm in Embaringo, Kenya

China’s relationship with Africa is illustrated by garlic tensions

Farmers say Beijing’s growing presence in Kenya is having a negative impact on their lives, culture, and ability to make ends meet. By Ismail Einashe,...
Kenya Flag

Kenya’s ties with superpowers pay off

For decades particularly throughout the Cold War, African nations chose a side among the competing global powers. At the height of Soviet-American tensions in...
Campaign poster of 1856 Republican Candidates for President and Vice President John C. Frémont and William D. Dayton. US Senate

Antislavery Wasn’t Mainstream, Until It Was

After Republicans lost their first election in 1856, the nineteenth-century Nate Silvers were happy to declare the antislavery movement a radical, fringe idea. Four...
Maurice Bishop (1944-1983) - Maurice Rupert Bishop was a Grenadian revolutionary and the leader of New Jewel Movement – popular efforts in the areas of socio-economic development, education, and Black liberation – that came to power during the 13 March 1979 revolution that removed Eric Gairy from office

The Spirit of Maurice Bishop and the CARICOM Foreign Ministers Meeting in Grenada

By David Comissiong — In this 40th anniversary year of the 1979 Grenada Revolution, the fates smiled upon our Caribbean Community (CARICOM) when it was confirmed that...

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