Psychologist and professor Monnica Williams, on the left with a patient, is advocating for psychedelics in therapy to heal racial trauma. Right: Psilocybin mushrooms sit on a drying rack in the Uptown Fungus lab in Springfield, Ore.
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Clinical psychologist and professor Monnica Williams is on a mission to bring psychedelics to therapists’ offices to help people heal from their racial traumas. To do this, she’s jumping over some big hurdles.
The New York Rens played from 1923 to 1948.
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Led by a Black businessman named Bob Douglas, the New York Rens, who played their first game on Nov. 3, 1923, became one of the best basketball teams in the country.
More than 5,000 Black people have been lynched in the US.
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Student journalists are using spreadsheets and databases to examine one of the darkest chapters in American history.
Corporate investors own nearly one-third of all single-family rental properties in Atlanta.
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Black would-be homeowners pay the price when big investors buy up the neighborhood.
It doesn’t have to be this way.
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A sociologist interviewed more than 200 Black workers about their experiences. Here’s what she found.
Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie in 2004, shortly after the publication of ‘Purple Hibiscus.’
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African immigrant writers possess particularly acute insights into the way race and racism affect daily life in the US.
What role will race play in determining who gets the job?
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People who object to affirmative action were more likely to discriminate against job candidates with Black-sounding names than those who supported it, whether or not they had to rush.
Martin Luther King Jr. (bottom right) listens to gospel singer Mahalia Jackson during the March on Washington on Aug. 28, 1963.
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As the “Queen” of gospel music, Mahalia Jackson sang two songs during the historic March on Washington. But her most famous line may have been a suggestion to Rev. Martin Luther King Jr.
Enslaved Africans built landmarks like the White House, the U.S. Capitol and New York’s Wall Street.
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While a Florida curriculum implies that enslaved Africans ‘benefited’ from skills acquired through slavery, history shows they brought knowledge and skills to the US that predate their captivity.
One of the exhibits of notable Black people on display at International African American Museum.
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The new museum opened at a time when the teaching of Black history is under attack by conservative politicians.
People in the Brooklyn borough of New York City protest police violence against Black women on Sept. 5, 2020.
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At a time when Americans celebrated their nation’s independence, it’s clear not every American enjoys the same constitutional rights.
A Juneteenth celebration in Prospect Park in New York City in 2022.
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Juneteenth is part of a rich heritage of African American emancipation and freedom celebrations.
Ad agencies developed distinct ads for the U.S. military to reach different demographics over the years.
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The US military’s switch to an all-volunteer force in 1973 led to a series of magazine ads that sought to portray military service as a way for women and people of color to move up in society.
There’s a more sophisticated way to understand how Americans divide themselves politically.
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We often talk about the American political landscape as if it were a line – Democrats on the left, Republicans on the right. Two political scientists say that view doesn’t reflect reality.
Medical research is one of the keys in providing health care.
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The lack of visibility by Black researchers and physicians in scientific literature perpetuates systemic racism in medicine.
She traveled far and wide to support children and families around the world.
Kittrell’s legacy shows that home economics was always about more than cooking and sewing. It’s also a reminder that issues that affect families are simultaneously local and global.
The exterior view of the Bethel African American Methodist Episcopal Church at 125 S. 6th St. in Philadelphia.
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Millions of enslaved Africans were forcefully converted to the Christian faith. The Black church came about when African Americans began to establish their own congregations.
A group of voters lining up outside the polling station, a small Sugar Shack store, on May 3, 1966, in Peachtree, Ala., after the Voting Rights Act was passed the previous year.
Conservatives and the GOP have mounted a decadeslong legal fight to turn the clock back on the political gains of the civil rights movement.
Toxic, pictured right, is inspired by the American cartoon and denounces the violence of American society.
In the age of the Black Lives Matter movement, Basquiat’s work is more relevant than ever. It highlights racial inequality and violence against racialized people.
There has been a public outpouring of love for the dancer and producer Stephen ‘tWitch’ Boss who died this week at the age of 40.
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A scholar of Black entertainment history reflects on the death of producer Stephen ‘tWitch’ Boss and reflects on the history of Black male entertainers dancing or telling jokes to their deaths.