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Nikole Hannah-Jones on the 1619 Project book, harsh truths of the Black experience

"The 1619 Project, I would argue, is more truthful, but not comforting. It’s not comforting at all,” the reporter and Howard University faculty member said.

Published November 18, 2021

Support for Black Lives Matter movement is declining, according to new poll

Eighty-two percent of Black respondents in the most recent poll said they supported Black Lives Matter.

Published November 16, 2021


How one organization is combating a food crisis worsened by the pandemic

The Black-owned nonprofit group Dreaming Out Loud has provided more than 300,000 meals to residents throughout Washington, D.C.

Published November 25, 2021

Josephine Baker becomes first Black woman honored at Paris’ Panthéon

The historic memorial site will pay tribute to the mark Baker and her legacy left on the French and Black communities.

Published November 30, 2021


HIV infection numbers among gay and bi Black, Latino men stagnant for last decade

The historic memorial site will pay tribute to the mark Baker and her legacy left on the French and Black communities.

Published December 2, 2021

Why the $626.25M settlement may not be enough for survivors of  Flint water crisis

City resident Dionna Brown says that the settlement money is not enough for the damage that was done to the community.

Published December 9, 2021


How Mariah Carey’s ‘All I Want for Christmas Is You’ stands the test of time

The holiday favorite is back at the top of the charts, and is the biggest Christmas song on Spotify, recently hitting 1 billion streams.

Published December 22, 2021

How 3D printing can be the solution to the nation’s affordable housing crisis

3D printing machines can build up to 40 percent of homes during the construction process and save money on labor costs, experts say.

Published January 4, 2022


3D printers can build up to 40 percent of homes during the construction process saving money on labor costs. NBC News’ Claretta Bellamy explains how the technology could be used to solve the U.S. housing crisis. 


How Jada Pinkett Smith is uplifting Black women with alopecia

The actress recently took to Instagram to reveal the challenges associated with hair loss.

Published January 7, 2022

At 85, artist Shirley Woodson has no plans to put down her paintbrush

Decades ago, Woodson was told to stick to watercolors. Now she has her own solo exhibit at the same place she discovered her artistic talents as a young girl.

Published January 11, 2022


Anita Hill hits genealogy 'lottery' on 'Finding Your Roots'

In a new episode of the PBS series, Hill found an ancestor listed in the U.S. census at a time when enslaved Black people were rarely documented by name.

Published January 10, 2022

How MLK boulevards throughout the country are inspiring change

A new documentary examines inequality in Black communities with streets dedicated to Martin Luther King Jr.

Published January 17, 2022


After opposition to her MLK Day speech, Nikole Hannah-Jones swapped her words for his

“Oh, the uncomfortable silence as I read Dr. King’s words at a commemoration of Dr. King’s life when people had no idea that these were his words,” she tweeted.

Published January 18, 2022

Recent suicides are illustrating the need for better mental health care

The deaths of Cheslie Kryst, Ian Alexander Jr. and others are raising awareness about the rising rates of suicide and depression among Black Americans.

Published February 3, 2022


1 in 10 Black people in the U.S. are immigrants, new data finds

Although the Black immigrant population is growing, many still face challenges related to racism, criminalization and deportation.

Published February 8, 2022

How Phat Tuesdays propelled the careers of legendary Black comedians

This weekly show at The Comedy Store in Los Angeles was a “response to a need in the entertainment environment,” docuseries producer Reginald Hudlin said.

Published February 9, 2022


How Black families, torn apart during slavery, worked to find one another again

Though African American families were destroyed throughout slavery, they re-emerged as a strong institution during Reconstruction, history professor Eric Foner said.

Published February 14, 2022

What the lack of tights for Black figure skaters says about the sport

Not having the right tights for Black skaters "makes you feel like you’re not welcomed,” professional figure skater Louisa Warwin said.

Published February 17, 2022


James Earl Jones honored in renaming of historic N.Y. Broadway theater

The 110-year-old Cort Theatre’s name change honors Jones’ lifelong contributions to Broadway and the artistic community.

Published March 2, 2022

Serena Williams mixed up with sister Venus in New York Times print article

“No matter how far we come, we get reminded that it’s not enough,” Serena Williams tweeted.

Published March 3, 2022


How NYC’s new subway safety plan could affect people of color

The plan, announced last month, pairs social workers and police officers to do outreach and boosts funding for housing and mental health services.

Published March 10, 2022

Ludacris's latest project celebrates the joy and complexities of Black girlhood

“I feel like we need shows like this now more than ever,” said the rapper, whose name is Chris Bridges and who is the executive producer of "Karma's World" on Netflix.

Published March 11, 2022


New documentary captures legacy of Fashion Fair, one of the first Black-owned makeup lines

“The Beauty of Blackness,” now available on HBO Max, follows the cross-generational journey of Fashion Fair, which launched in 1973 and was revitalized by new owners in 2019.

Published March 17, 2022

Black women start to talk about uterine fibroids, a condition many get but few speak about

Experts say that by age 50, 80 percent of Black women have had the noncancerous growths in the uterus.

Published March 21, 2022


Family of artist Jean-Michel Basquiat keeps his legacy alive through new exhibit

Titled “Jean-Michel Basquiat: King Pleasure,” the showing features 200 pieces of art never before seen by the public shown through the lens of his family.

Published April  8, 2022

André Leon Talley left ‘speechless’ in ‘Finding Your Roots’ episode filmed before his death

The late fashion journalist had said he wondered about family members who had survived the slavery era.

Published April 19, 2022


‘Great sign’ or ‘very unfortunate’? Black Lives Matter supporters split over $6M purchase

Some BLM supporters say the mansion is a sign of success. Others say it was a lapse in judgment.

Published April  26, 2022

Harvard attempts to reckon with historical ties to slavery in new report

The university will establish a $100 million fund to actively address the impacts of slavery that it benefitted from in Harvard's earliest years.

Published April 26, 2022


Brazilian butt lifts can be risky, but experts say they don't have to be

“I am happy with the results,” said one woman who got the procedure. “So I don’t regret getting it. I just regret the lack of information that I had, and how I regret being so naive to it.”

Published May 7, 2022

Black communities, disproportionately hit by inflation, step up to help those most in need

From food distribution to community gardens, advocates are finding creative ways to help families make ends meet as prices soar.

Published May 8, 2022


Black women carry higher student debt. They hope forgiveness can ease the burden.

"This is insane,’’’ said one borrower. “I have paid a lot of money on them, and I still owe a whole lot more on the loans. It’s almost like, I didn’t even make payments.”

Published May 11, 2022

Kevin Samuels’ death raises a simmering debate between Black men and women

Some saw a man spouting brutally sexist ideas, while others saw a truth teller who pulled no punches.

Published May 13, 2022


Buffalo’s Tops, where racist gunman attacked, is a lifeline in a Black community’s food desert

“I’m not waiting for somebody else to bring about change,” said Dakarai Singletary, a Buffalo resident and nonprofit leader.

Published May 18, 2022

Walmart 'reviewing' Juneteenth themed ice cream product amid growing backlash

Social media blasts the retail giant for selling Juneteenth themed ice cream, a year after the day marking the official end to slavery was deemed a federal holiday.

Published May 24, 2022


Amanda Gorman writes poem after school shooting in Uvalde, Texas

Gorman, the first National Youth Poet Laureate, took to social media to call for an end to gun violence. 

Published May 25, 2022

NRA convention in Houston met with fiery protest co-organized by Black Lives Matter

Thousands converged for a protest to counter the gun rights convention after multiple mass shootings within the last month.

Published May 27, 2022


How one Black leader sees trademarking Juneteenth as protection of Black culture

Mario Bowler Sr., created Juneteenth Joy to celebrate Black culture while recognizing the success of Black people.

Published June 3, 2022

Lil Nas says BET snub is about a larger problem: LGBTQ acceptance

The rapper's being snubbed from the BET Awards nominations is an example of “what the struggle continues to be” for Black queer artists, one expert said.

Published June 9, 2022


Tyler Perry wants his Atlanta film studio to impact future generations

The director, writer and producer sat down with CBS Mornings co-host Gayle King at an exclusive event during the Tribeca Film Festival on Monday.

Published June 14, 2022

What happened when a Black Tennessee town faced a state takeover

Mason, Tennessee, nearly lost the ability to govern itself after a Ford plant was announced nearby. But the small Black town of 1,600 pushed back.

Published June 18, 2022


Black women are underserved when it comes to birth control access. The Roe decision could make that worse.

Discrimination, stigma and systemic barriers in the health care system have already led to a gap in contraceptive access for Black women.  

Published June 30, 2022

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