“President Barack Obama on Thursday gave a strong defense of Black Lives Matter, arguing that the movement’s concerns about racial disparities in the criminal justice system are legitimate. He also clarified that the cause doesn’t claim, as some critics allege, that only black lives matter — but rather that black lives are emphasized in the movement’s slogan because black lives …
Maya knew how to handle racists and homophobic people.
Although your new job may tell you they have an anti-discrimination policy, the policy may ignore you if you’re LGBT. Learn more about the Employment Non-Discrimination Act and a woman’s mission to fix the system.
Check out this hilarious video from comedian W. Kamau Bell, mocking conservative rhetoric about global warming.
How can we get black kids interested in the environment? A comic book may help.
In a display of strength, Anita Hill testified against Clarence Thomas. While he was ultimatey voted in to the Supreme Court, Hill’s testimony reminds us of the walls still in place and the need for us all to speak up against the harassment by powerful men against women.
…Or at least, he thought he did. One side praises his economic policy, the other side remembers him for skyrocketing black incarceration rates and illegal weapons dealing. Did you know he also vetoed the Anti Apartheid Act? As presidential hopefuls actively compare themselves to the famed actor, keep in mind what else they may stand for.
Ta-Nehisi Coates published his feature “The Case For Reparations” in the Atlantic last year. This highly detailed argument spans 10 chapters. You can check out a 25-minute video of him discussing the issue. After the first 5 minutes, you won’t stop watching.
In a time before camera phones, it was impossible to instantly find numerous videos of your favorite artists’ live performances. Here is the only live performance of Coltrane’s masterpiece and the only surviving footage.
Kesho Scott, Grinnell professor and former member of the Black Panther Party, has a few ideas that may make you think twice about calling yourself an American.