Henry Dumas Why This Forgotten Author Murdered by the Police in 1968 Matters Right Now, Victoria Bond

Why This Author Murdered by the Police in 1968 Matters Right Now

by Victoria Bond

On May 23,1968, seven weeks after the assassination of Dr. King, thirty-three year old Henry Dumas entered the subway station at… Read More

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Julian Bond on the State of Black Leadership
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by Chris Williams

For the past half century, Julian Bond has been a legendary force on the frontlines fighting for the rights of the underserved and… Read More

We Who So Loved Him

We Who So Loved Him

by asha bandele

Like Malcolm before him, the full measure of the lessons of Chokwe Lumumba’s life and the weight of his unexpected death on… Read More

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Black Wall Street: A Legacy of Success

by Fred Williams

Black America’s most eminent historian Dr. John Hope Franklin often told his students that the past is prologue to the future… Read More

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SYLVIA WOODS LEFT BEHIND A LEGACY OF LOVE IN HARLEM—AND BEYOND

by Robin D. Stone

It’s a typical Tuesday morning at Sylvia’s, the beloved soul food emporium in the heart of Harlem. Regulars line  I the ancient pale… Read More

[UNSUNG HEROES] Chica da Silva:<br />
Brazil’s Black Heroine

[UNSUNG HEROES] Chica da Silva:
Brazil’s Black Heroine

by Eugene Holley, Jr.

Brazil is the largest African nation on Earth in population, with the exception of Nigeria, and more Africans were brought there… Read More

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Mary Lou Williams: the Lady Who Swings the Band

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Mary Lou Williams: the Lady Who Swings the Band

by Eugene Holley, Jr.

“Mary Lou Williams is perpetually contemporary. Her writing and performing have always been a little ahead...her music maintains… Read More

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The Drum Is a Woman: Katherine Dunham

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The Drum Is a Woman: Katherine Dunham

by Eugene Holley, Jr.

One of the ancestral imperatives of the New Negro Movement of the early twentieth century was for African-Americans to investigate… Read More

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Stokely Carmichael

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Stokely Carmichael

by Stephon Wynn

Stokely Carmichael’s defiance and opposition during "The Movement" made him one of the most influential leaders of… Read More

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Wallace Thurmond, Writer

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Wallace Thurmond, Writer

by Stephon Wynn

Wallace Thurman is revered as one of the most significant writers during the Harlem Renaissance, though he is often forgotten amongst… Read More

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