Many grassroots Black Lives Matter activists are demanding more accountability and transparency from the movement’s increasingly centralized and well-funded leadership.
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Like many social movements before it that began at the grassroots, Black Lives Matter is becoming a more conventional organization with top-down leadership.
People display Qanon messages on cardboards during a political rally in Bucharest, Romania on Aug. 10, 2020.
The QAnon conspiracy movement is the latest in a long line of moral panics that emerge as a response to change. False theories are used to undermine claims to social justice raised by marginalized groups.
Members of the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee (SNCC) , 1964.
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The Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee, or SNCC, traces its lineage to students who learned from a ‘second curriculum’ at historically black colleges and universities, a historian recounts.
Black names have changed over the centuries.
A scholar disproves the long-held assumption that black names are a recent phenomenon.
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What is interesting about the true story is what Lee doesn’t have the time, or perhaps the inclination, to show.
Actors Laura Harrier and John David Washington humorously and believably drive home the film’s strong racial irony.
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.
Winnie Madikizela-Mandela at her 80th birthday celebrations.
The way Winnie Madikizela-Mandela is being remembered recalls the outpouring of grief and iconic status Eva Peron the First Lady of Argentina was accorded.
Amy Jacques Garvey with her husband, Marcus.
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.
Leon Thomas - from his debut album ‘Spirits Known and Unknown’.
The protest song “Malcolm’s gone” not only pays tribute to one of the most influential black leaders, but provocatively likens him, as a Muslim and so-called enemy of the state, to Jesus Christ.
Almost 50 years ago, a white, non-American athlete supported Black athletes protesting racial injustice. Peter Norman paid a price for taking a stand. Canada’s Sidney Crosby is no Peter Norman.
In the work of many rappers today, the legacy of Tupac Shakur lives on.
Tupac’s sensitivity, intelligence and creativity confronted the hostile forces that antagonized black youth across the country in the 1970s and 1980s.
Congressman Ron Dellums of California protests in front of the South African embassy in 1984.
Donald Trump’s disregard for Africa and African affairs is worrying. But it also presents a unique opportunity for progressive black leadership to shape US foreign policy.