It’s taken more than 150 years, but there will soon be one less monument to the slaveholding Confederacy of the American Civil War. A statue in New Orleans was the first of four scheduled for removal after local officials voted and overcame a series of hurdles.
Groundbreaking motion picture Moonlight continues to be celebrated. It was a box office success, won the Academy Award for Best Picture, and audiences everyone adored the film. However, the citizens of Miami, and Liberty City, specifically, view the film as a shining beacon on their life experiences .
To show how proud local residents are of the film, Miami-Dade County has announced that it will be renaming a Liberty City street “Moonlight Way,” according to The New Times.
Detroit student King Thomas Moore is looking to foster a new poetry community in a mostly untapped age group. Moore wants to create an open mic series that highlights poetry in writers age 12 and under. He’s only 10 years old.
Isabell Meggett Lucas, 87, is one of the many people who have visited the recently opened Smithsonian Museum of African American History and Culture and had a life-changing experience.
Ariyana Davis applied to a total of 24 colleges and universities this past year. 23 of them were HBCUs. Being the stellar student that she is, the Mother McAuley Liberal Arts High School senior was accepted to all of them.
Bayview Correctional Facility was once a very dangerous women’s prison in New York. Records show that it once had the highest number of staff sexual assaults in the country.
Now that it’s been closed, the building is going to be used as a safe haven for women’s a girl’s rights organizers, some of which were once inhabitants of the prison.
Rosa Parks’s home has been moved to Berlin, Germany to avoid demolition.
Not everyone has a passion for literature or a knowledge of coding. But, combining those with an interest in representation might result in something spectacular. For example, Dartmouth College student Kaya Thomas created new phone app called We Read Too. She saw a need for readers to find books written by diverse authors about diverse characters. Then, she fulfilled it herself.
Getting accepted into an Ivy League institution is a dream most high school seniors won’t experience. When it does happen, it’s something worth celebrating. Imagine the feeling of elation that came when a teenager from New Jersey was accepted to not only one, but all eight Ivy League schools.