Dr. Carter G. Woodson has an extraordinary legacy. He is the father of Black history, the creator of Negro History Week which would expand and become Black History Month. The origin of Negro History week would include President Lincoln’s birthday (at the time he was a hero because people did not know he was an opportunist and it was in the best interest of the north that slavery did not exist for economic empowerment) and Fredrick Douglas’. His pivotal work “The Miseducation of the Negro” has changed the scope on scholarship for decades which is arguably his best work and what truly defines his legacy. A book that transcends times and space, a book that every generation from 1800s-2014 can relate to, a book that is sophisticated yet user friendly so everyone can understand it; this is one of the greatest books to critique white supremacy and black agency. Despite all the praise, this book is a gift and a curse. The curse is that the book is still relevant which shows us how much progress America has not made to rectify the issues presented in the book.
For the second time in two months, Randolph County residents found Ku Klux Klan leaflets on their driveways.
Medical students from more than 70 U.S. schools organized a die-in Wednesday in support of the nationwide protests condemning a grand jury’s decision not to indict a white police officer who killed an unarmed black teen in Ferguson, Missouri.
Participants say the same structural racial that is present in police brutality against blacks manifests itself in the health care system.
A Missouri bar sparked protests after it offered a drink special named after slain black teenager Michael Brown, whose shooting by a Ferguson police officer in August sparked months of demonstrations.
It started with Derrick Rose donning a shirt with the caption, “I can’t breathe” in support of Eric Garner protesters. Then other NBA players followed suit. Among them? Kobe Bryant.
But a white reporter feel that Bryant isn’t “hood enough” to sympathize with the plight of the average black person.
According to a recent survey, the public has very different reactions to the recent grand jury decisions in two police-related fatalities that have sparked protests in cities across the country.
The data comes from a newly released Pew Research Survey.
BYP100 member and national co-chair Jessica Pierce recently appeared on PBS with a couple of other young activists.
Pierce, who has been involved in activism since her days at University of California at Santa Cruz, talked the importance of youth-led protests, and why she insist of being part of them.
One day after a New York grand jury declined to indict an NYPD officer in the death of Eric Garner, Mayor Bill de Blasio announced the start of a significant overhaul and retraining of the nation’s largest police force, he announced on Thursday.
The U.S. Justice Department and Cleveland reached an agreement to overhaul the city’s police department after federal investigators concluded that officers use excessive and unnecessary force far too often.
The Justice Department said the police department have endangered the public and their fellow officers with their recklessness.
In response to an online protests where white Americans take to social media to share their experiences with police, black responders have created the #AliveWhileBlack hashtag to share less positive encounters with police.
#Crimingwhilewhite reveals just how much of a break whites gets when committing crimes. Unfortunately, that luxury isn’t available to people of color.