History

Poll: Most White Americans View Confederate Flag as a Symbol of Southern Pride, Not Racism

by Kenrya Rankin Naasel on Jul 2, 2015 2:59PM

New CNN poll finds that while blacks overwhelming view the Confederate battle flag as racist, more than half of all whites think it’s just a symbol of Southern pride.

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#TBT: Civil Rights Act of 1964 Becomes Law

by Sameer Rao on Jul 2, 2015 1:10PM

Today marks 51 years since the historic act's passing. 

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Plantation Tour Guide: “You Won’t Believe the Questions I Got About Slavery.”

by Kenrya Rankin Naasel on Jun 30, 2015 11:52AM

A plantation tour guide realized that the slavery apologists who took her tour were seeking to absolve themselves for past crimes and current bias.

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Farrakhan Announces Rally for 20th Anniversary of Million Man March

by Kenrya Rankin Naasel on Jun 26, 2015 4:58PM

The theme for this October's Million Man March is "Justice, or else."

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New Doc ‘Fresh Dressed’ Traces History of Hip-Hop Fashion

by Kenrya Rankin Naasel on Jun 25, 2015 4:02PM

Nas-produced documentary “Fresh Dressed” explores the intersection of hip-hop and fashion via interviews with Kanye, Big Daddy Kane, Pharrell and many others.

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#TBT: Chris Rock Proposes New South Carolina State Flag

by Sameer Rao on Jun 25, 2015 12:14PM

This clip from "The Chris Rock Show" is more relevant than ever. 

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South Carolina State Rep Says AME Victims 'Waited Their Turn to be Shot,' Defends Confederate Flag

by Kenrya Rankin Naasel on Jun 24, 2015 12:03PM

South Carolina state representative Bill Chumley says Charleston massacre victims should have been able to take on "one skinny person shooting a gun" and that the Confederate flag should remain on the statehouse. Meanwhile, Alabama quietly removed the flag from their capitol this morning.

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Check Out More Covers From the New Nina Simone Tribute Album

by Sameer Rao on Jun 23, 2015 4:54PM

Listen to evocative, lush versions of "Black Is the Color of My True Love's Hair," "My Baby Just Cares for Me," and "Baltimore."   

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Ella Taught Me: Shattering the Myth of the Leaderless Movement

by Barbara Ransby on Jun 12, 2015 1:56PM

It’s in vogue to call the new movement to end police violence against black civilians leaderless. Historian and veteran activist Barbara Ransby argues that it has many leaders in the Ella Baker tradition—and that Twitter won't save us. 

 

Topics: Police Violence, Labor, History, Media, Criminal Justice, Economic Justice, Gender & Sexuality

Cool on Kickstarter: 'Our Stories: An Introduction to South Asian America'

by Sameer Rao on Jun 5, 2015 11:56AM

The Philadelphia-based South Asian American Digital Archive is raising funds for a breakthrough history book.  

Topics: /NOW, Arts & Culture, Immigration, History