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On this day in 1983, Martin Luther King, Jr. Day became an official American Federal holiday observed on the third Monday of each January in recognition of Rev. King's birthday. The bill was signed into law on November 2, 1983 by President Ronald Reagan. Learn more
Why are Black students struggling to make the grade? There isn't a simple answer, but there are some things that need to change. Read the opinion piece.
From the traffic light to the ironing board, see a list of products that have sprung from the minds of Black inventors. Learn more
College Board's CEO and Program Director discussed the controversial course on CBS Mornings. Watch it now.
Police shot and killed Anthony Lowe near Los Angeles last week as he fled on what remained of his legs. Get the story on NBCnews.com
Wes Moore is sworn in as the 63rd governor of the state of Maryland on Jan. 18, 2023, in Annapolis, Md. (Photo: Julia Nikhinson/AP)
Deion Sanders made the decision to leave Jackson State University, a HBCU, for the University of Colorado. It is either a step up or a step back depending on your opinion. Hear our perspective on why this individual decision has far reaching implications and it isn't as simple as one might think. Read more.
Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. gives a poignant account of the United States status, policies, and issues that impede progress specifically for African descendants - aka, Negroes. He breaks down the way that many "great" societies came to their downfall.
Over the last 100 years, Black Americans have lost ground towards land ownership. Learn what this means and how it continues to have a very important impact on the Black community. MarketWatch details why Blacks have less land now than 100 years ago.
On June 27, 1839, the Spanish ship The Amistad left the port of Havana, Cuba, with Captain Ransom Ferrer; two passengers, Jose Ruiz and Pedro Montez; and 53 African slaves on board. During the voyage, there was an uprising in which the slaves killed the captain and took possession of the ship. Learn about this story.
As a parent, talking about race doesn't reinforce prejudice in your children, but staying silent about it does. Hear what Kelsey Borresen reports for HUFFPOST.
Discrimination can take many forms and subtle jabs like discriminatory policies against Black hairstyles are another way that the Black community has been attacked historically. Now the Crown Act, aims to eliminate these policies. California is one of seven states to implement anti-discrimination through the Crown Act. Hear more about the Crown Act.
Dr. Jewel Greywoode is not only a surgeon. A recent patient was surprised by his ability to braid her hair post-surgery. The added bonus of having a Black surgeon. Hear this story.
The issue of race touches most of us and simply puts us on one side or the other. However, for anyone who is biracial, it is a somewhat different conversation. Brittany Wong of HuffPost covers the biracial conversation.
Mali's new military rulers said Thursday that former president Ibrahim Boubacar Keita, who was detained during the country's coup on August 18, had been freed. ECOWAS is asking for a return to democracy.
This message is a breakdown of the continual misdeeds of the U.S. government with respect to race. This is dramatic and important to hear.
"An amazingly timely and stunningly accessible manifesto for young people....At times funny, at times somber but always packed with relevant information that is at once thoughtful and spot-on, Stamped is the book I wish I had as a young person and am so grateful my own children have now."
―Jacqueline Woodson, bestselling and National Book Award-winning author of Brown Girl Dreaming
If you are looking for something that is insightful, meaningful and empowering, this is the book for you. Take the next step in the antiracism journey. This isn't just for adults - young high schoolers should make this mandatory reading. Check it out.
Where we live is our community, but too often our community is split. Let's look at ways to rebuild our community and greater communities. Our community needs to expand to a more global perspective.
A former FedEx employee shot dead eight people, including four members of Indianapolis’ tightly knit Sikh community. It is hard to understand, but the tight knit community is searching for answers. Get more of the story.
A New York city student divulges the challenges still facing Black youth in America through his experience in school. Mind you, he lives in one of the more diverse areas of the country.
The origin of the Black Panthers by Huey Newton and Bobby Seale was based on the principle of inclusion of Black history at the educational level. Have you heard?
As a slave, he went by the name "Cudjo," a day-name given to boys born on a Monday, as the slavers could not pronounce the name "Kossola." Hear the whole story of Cudjo Lewis.
For Americans eager to resume international travel, here are the countries that currently allow U.S. citizens to enter, though there may be restrictions. Where can Americans go?
This site takes storytelling to the next level. The latest stories from HONY, featuring interviews with thousands of people on the streets of New York City. Check out the latest human stories from NY City.
“As a society, we have been so indoctrinated with the idea that we solve problems by policing and caging people that many cannot imagine anything other than prisons ..." - Mariame Kaba Read what this might actually mean.
For Reed Hastings, CEO of Netflix, and his wife, philanthropist Patty Quillin, now was the time to make the single-largest individual donation to fund student scholarships... Heard on The Undefeated
When you have a father as famous as Sugar Ray Leonard, it is easy to be overshadowed. However, Ray Leonard, Jr. has made a name for himself. BlackNews.com reports on his growing legend
The Broadway musical has been heralded. Following the recent Disney+ release of “Hamilton,” history has its eyes on Lin-Manuel Miranda. HuffPost reports