Billionaire Robert F. Smith made a big splash when he told Morehouse grads he would pay off their student debt. Yet his generosity adheres to a long African American tradition.
Half a century after the federal government voided Jim Crow laws, the criminal justice system still discriminates against African Americans.
A former social studies teacher lists three ways educators and others can better understand the difficult subject of slavery in the US, including a way to hear directly from freed slaves themselves.
A recent and powerful exhibit by New York artist Mickalene Thomas at the Art Gallery of Ontario has opened the door for some deep discussions about Black Canadian women and visual representation.
Barbershop Talks use the idea of the "barbershop around the corner" as a place to meet and discuss ideas and create a safe space for Black men and boys to talk openly about masculinity.
BlacKkKlansman is more than a good story: it expertly weaves together comedy with serious drama to bring the story of past racism to illuminate our present day issues.
An African-American burial ground uncovered at a construction site in Texas has ignited debate on how to protect black history as suburban sprawl overtakes rural areas once farmed by enslaved workers.
Hip hop is a vibrant cultural art form that Canadian public institutions need to embrace. Our aging institutions can get a new life by integrating hip hop with and into traditional art displays.
When black American troops stationed in an English town faced off against white US Army military police.
Teeming with references to African culture and experience, the couple's latest work places 'blackness'at the heart of the Western canon.
The lead villain of Black Panther is a complex character who represents years of conflicting debates among African American leaders about how to achieve Black liberation.
The current global dominance of Canadian music on today's Billboard charts obscures the difficulties many early rap artists faced in garnering local support for this country’s hip hop music.
The hype around the costumes in the film Black Panther shows a need to recognize the legacy of Black style in mainstream fashion.
The US has yet to fully undergo a process of truth and reconciliation.
The longing for lighter skin remains a taboo topic in African-American communities.
Before the civil rights era, a group of powerful and resourceful black women laid the groundwork for a generation of black activists.
For the African-American community, Kwanzaa is not just any "black holiday. " It is a recognition that knowledge of black history is worthwhile.
Black British history is too often overlooked, and its connections to the US even more so.
Fifty years of the Caribbean Carnival in Toronto has had a significant impact on Canada's cultural institutions. It's also helped educate Canadians about Black history.