Soul and R&B legend Sam Moore performs at the 2009 Nakusp Music Festival in Nakusp, B.C.
There is a history of exploiting Black musicians in the United States that dates back to slavery. But movements like Black Lives Matters are working towards economic justice.
If teachers don't accept the challenge of proactively educating children about racist language, young people may not understand its hurtful impact. And they may take this ignorance into adulthood.
Medical workers hold signs during a rally in Central Park in New York City by White Coats for Black Lives after the death of George Floyd on May 25, 2020.
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Black Americans have worse health outcomes by many measures. To draw attention to that fact, the CDC and communities across the country have called racism a public health threat.
A demonstration outside the Hennepin County Government Center in Minneapolis on March 29, 2021, the day Derek Chauvin’s trial began on charges he murdered George Floyd.
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There's a divergence in how a trial is conducted, what rules govern it – and the larger issue of racial justice. That divergence affects the legitimacy of any verdict.
View of the Friendship 9 students who protested against racial discrimination and were put in prison, Rock Hill, South Carolina, February 1961.
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A long-lost letter from prison by a civil rights activist provides a window on the pivotal role protesters in South Carolina played in fighting segregation.
‘The Basketball Game.’
Photojournalist Ron Tarver spent years photographing people largely ignored in mythic depictions of white cowboys and the American West.
An abolitionist lithograph of the slave trade in Washington, D.C., with the U.S. Capitol in the background.
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Riots by proslavery forces raged for three days in the nation's capital after the capture of a ship bearing fugitive enslaved people. The president, a slaveowner himself, tried to calm the city.
A Cherokee Census card from 1904.
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When the Cherokee Supreme Court ruled that tribal elected officials no longer had to be Cherokee "by blood," it was the latest chapter in a long-running fight over who controls tribal citizenship.
Hip-hop professor A.D. Carson.
Can college professors rap their way into academic publishing? One professor makes an album to prove they can.
It’s time to acknowledge the varied forms of co-operativism, mutual aid, self-help groups and ROSCAs that are important to the vitality of civic life.
Thousands of racialized women around the world run mutual aid co-ops to help each other and develop their communities.
Portrait of Betty and Willis Coles by William Bullard from about 1902.
Courtesy of Frank Morrill, Clark University and the Worcester Art Museum
The camera has long been used to defy a media landscape steeped in negative portrayals of Black families.
Jubilee singers at Fisk University, in Nashville, Tennessee, pose for
promotional photograph, circa 1871.
William L. Clements Library
Cameras played a critical role in the quest for social equality for Black Americans in the post-slavery era.
Black biomedical researchers receive less funding than their white counterparts.
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There aren't just health care disparities between white and Black people. There are funding disparities too that make it harder for Black scientists to succeed in academia.
Then-candidate Raphael Warnock waves to supporters at a rally held two days before his election on Jan. 5, 2021.
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Rev. Warnock became the first African American to defeat an incumbent senator and the first African American to win a US Senate seat without prior electoral experience.
Bill Robinson dancing with Shirley Temple in ‘The Little Colonel.’
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'Uncle Tom's Cabin,' the best seller of the 19th century, is not a relic from the past. The complex Uncle Tom figure still has a hold over Black politics.
People of color say they want office allies who offer honest feedback.
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Some people wonder what they can do to support Black colleagues and junior employees who face institutional discrimination at work and elsewhere.
Tubman, left, with a few of the former slaves she helped escape.
Although millions voted to put her face on the bill in an online poll, many still don't know the story of her life and the role faith played in it.
The United States has 955 streets named after Martin Luther King Jr..
US cities began naming streets in Black neighborhoods for Martin Luther King Jr. after his 1968 assassination. Researchers studying these areas 50 years later found entrenched deprivation.
Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. preaching from his pulpit in 1960 at the Ebenezer Baptist Church in Atlanta, Georgia.
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The church has played a vital role in America's civil rights struggle. It was the spiritual home to MLK, to the generations that shaped the vision of the late civil rights leader, and now to Sen. Raphael Warnock.
When minority groups are exposed to stereotypes that deem them inferior, they often underachieve academically, research shows.
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Pointing out the benefits of white privilege has become a racial justice rallying cry, but associating 'white' with 'privilege' in the classroom can harm academic performance among students of color.