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Gender & Sexuality
After exploiting her for research, Johns Hopkins University to name building after Henrietta Lacks
A Black feminist pleasure praxis acknowledges and affirms the possibility for Black women’s sexual pleasure
California becomes first state to abolish cash bail, but gives judges more discretion to jail defendants
After NYC makes inmate calls free, Texas reduces charge from 26 cents a minute to 6
Administration rebukes UNC protesters who toppled notorious confederate statue to the ground
PA Supreme Court publishes bombshell report on clergy abuse, 300 priests named over 30 years
Aretha Franklin, the “Queen of Soul”, passed way Thursday morning
Ilhan Omar wins historic win in Minnesota’s Democratic Primary
We need solidarity across the Diaspora in challenging anti-Blackness in the Dominican Republic
American history classes are actually worsening kids’ understanding of America
Saying “I am not my ancestors” blatantly disrespects how they lived and died for us
Elbert Howard, one of the Black Panther Party founders, dies at 80
Missing pages of Malcolm X’s autobiography purchased by the Schomburg Center at NY auction
Letter to my Black mother who wants me to forgive the world when I saw it try to kill her
95 bodies—how sanitizing slavery keeps America’s hands clean
Remains of 95 Black “convict lease laborers” who were basically post-Civil War slaves found in Texas
New study shows that focus on appearance creates big barriers for Black women in sports
Democratic socialist Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez upsets high-ranking official in NY primary. What’s next?
Smithsonian Museum of African American History acquires Wakandan artifacts
What do we need for a new freedom?: A proudly fat, disabled, bisexual enby’s vision for #Juneteenth
Black witnessing is an insistence on Black being: Re-membering those who were lynched
The Obsidian Collection and Google are working to digitize Black legacy newspapers for a modern world
When is it #TimesUp for white women who don’t recognize Black women’s boundaries?
Urban planning pioneer Toni Griffin wins award after subverting rules to highlight segregation
In South Fulton, Georgia, where Black women hold all top offices, can they set a new model for law enforcement?
Time explores the history of a Nazi concentration camp symbol that was repurposed for Pride
Black people still can’t swim: Reflections on the McKinney, TX pool incident 3 summers later
California city set to test basic income of $500 a month to fight income inequality
Black boy gone: Why this former minister left the church behind
We need to acknowledge genocides outside of the European/Jewish Holocaust
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