History

‘By Blood’ Tackles the Untold Legacy of Slave-Owning Cherokees

by Aura Bogado on Apr 23, 2015 10:05AM

The Cherokee Nation has stripped descendents of blacks they enslaved and intermarried with of their citizenship. A new documentary explores how and why the Cherokee Freedman have lost their claim to the healthcare, education and housing benefits the Cherokee Nation provides. 

Topics: History, Native Affairs

How to Fight a Deadly Caste System

by Asam S. Ahmad on Apr 21, 2015 9:30AM

As the first annual Dalit History Month winds down, Dalit-American organizer Thenmozhi Soundarajan talks about the twin evils of caste and rape, anti-black racism among South Asians, and how young women are powering the anti-caste movement.

Topics: Gender & Sexuality, Global Affairs, History

Art Institute of Chicago Celebrates the 1960s 'Wall of Respect' Mural

by Qimmah Saafir on Apr 17, 2015 3:49PM

A tribute to black history finally gets its own tribute.

Topics: Arts & Culture, History, /NOW

#TBT: 'Granny Midwives' of the South

by Miriam Zoila Pérez on Mar 19, 2015 10:00AM

A look at the little-discussed but crucial league of black healthcare providers known as "granny midwives" who delivered poor and rural women's babies in the South way before doctors and hospitals became the norm.

Topics: Gender & Sexuality, History, Health

'Bloody Sunday' Made History, But Did It Change Selma?

by Carla Murphy on Mar 11, 2015 2:12PM

A look at the Selma not shown on national TV.

Topics: /NOW, History

50 Years After 'Bloody Sunday': Remembering the Activists Behind the Scenes

by Jamilah King on Mar 6, 2015 10:20AM

A look at the students and teachers who helped lead the fight for black voting rights in 1965.

Topics: History

#TBT: The One Native Person to Ever Grace Paper Money in the U.S.

by Aura Bogado on Mar 5, 2015 2:56PM

Chief Running Antelope appeared on the $5 silver note in 1899.

Topics: /NOW, History

One of Malcolm X's Last Speeches: 'Our Color Became to Us Like a Prison'

by Aura Bogado on Feb 20, 2015 4:49PM

Just days before his death fifty years ago, the black revolutionary destroyed the concept of 'reverse racism.'

Topics: /NOW, History

Census Infographic: How 'Slaves' Became 'African-Americans'

by Julianne Hing on Feb 6, 2015 12:50PM

What would you have been called a century ago?

Topics: /NOW, Society, History

Can 'Black Wikipedia' Take Off Like 'Black Twitter'?

by Carla Murphy on Feb 4, 2015 3:52PM

Gatekeepers of black culture and history would like it to.

Topics: History