Category : Lifestyle

3 days ago

Three African American Scholars Appointed to New Faculty Roles

Eletra Gilchrist-Petty was promoted to full professor of communication at the University of Alabama at Huntsville. She joined the faculty at the university as an assistant professor of communication arts in 2008 and subsequently was promoted and earn...

3 days ago

Mellon Foundation Steps in to Help Students at 16 HBCUs

The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation announced $1.76 million in emergency grants distributed to 16 historically Black colleges and universities. The COVID-19 pandemic is affecting students’ ability to pay tuition, travel to and from school, and access the...

3 days ago

Solo-Hiking the AT During a Summer of Political Chaos

outsideonline.com - It's the spring of 2016, and I’m ten miles south of Damascus, Virginia, where an annual celebration called Trail Days has just wrapped up. Last night, temperatures plummeted into the thirties. Today,…Tweeted by @annie_zak https://...

3 days ago

The Green Book: The Black Travelers’ Guide to Jim Crow America

history.com - “There will be a day sometime in the near future when this guide will not have to be published. That is when we as a race will have equal opportunities and privileges in the United States. It will be…Tweeted by @TheChadFactor https://tw...

4 days ago

Landscapes of Exclusion | University of Massachusetts Press

umass.edu - "O’Brien’s book addresses the omission of race from both landscape architecture and the study of park history, and shows that park design was, like many activities, racially discriminatory. We may no…Tweeted by @asmhardin https://twitter....

4 days ago

The Documentary Highlighting the Real 'Green Book'

theatlantic.com - In 1936, a black postal worker named Victor Hugo Green published the first edition of The Negro Motorist Green Book. At the time, the segregation-era guide was meant to direct black New York City res…Tweeted by @PlayBoyMichiko https...

4 days ago

How the History of Blackface Is Rooted in Racism

history.com - Library of Congress/Corbis/VCG via Getty Images The portrayal of blackface–when people darken their skin with shoe polish, greasepaint or burnt cork and paint on enlarged lips and other exaggerated f…Tweeted by @bernusmax https://twitte...

4 days ago

The New Jim Crow

prospect.org - The first time I encountered the idea that our criminal-justice system functions much like a racial caste system, I dismissed the notion. It was more than 10 years ago in Oakland when I was rushing t…Tweeted by @danvollaro https://twit...

4 days ago

How My Faux Dreads Landed Me A TV Role: My Story To Share

Around 9:04 AM, on November 9th, my phone vibrated notifying me that I had an email. I thought it was just another coupon ad or my professors buzzing in a day early, but I was wrong. The email was from a casting company saying I had been booked for a...

4 days ago

Lawmakers want to expel Huckleberry Finn from N.J. schools

nj.com - Two state Assembly members want New Jersey school districts to stop teaching Mark Twain’s novel “The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn” because of racist language and themes in the 134-year-old story. T…Tweeted by @MattRooneyNJ https://twitter....

4 days ago

“You ain’t black”! – Our WHIRL

ourwhirl.com - Just had a talk with four “blacks for trump”, none of them know each other, all are in four different areas of US. They all repeat/repeated the same thing, word for word, while calling others, who wo…Tweeted by @tamranyc https://twitte...