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Part 6—Race Trips: Confederate Lies and Apple Pie

by Brian and Erin Hollaway Palmer on Jul 31, 2015 10:00AM

In Part 6 of this Colorlines series, journalists Brian and Erin Hollaway Palmer, an interracial couple, continue their trip through the Deep South where they're confronting the big lie of Confederate history, the truth about their ancestors, and the profound weirdness of a polite society plagued by racism. 

Topics: Dispatches, History

Required Reading: Putting America’s Legacy of Failing Black Women Into Historical Context

by Kenrya Rankin Naasel on Jul 29, 2015 1:21PM

The Association of Black Women Historians recommends books to put the current war on black women into historical context.

Topics: /NOW, Police Violence, Society, History, Criminal Justice, Gender & Sexuality

Will Smith and Jay Z to Co-Produce Emmett Till Miniseries for HBO

by Sameer Rao on Jul 27, 2015 11:56AM

This will be Smith's and Jay's first collaboration since 2014's "Annie" remake. 

Topics: /NOW, Society, Arts & Culture, History, Media

Pennsylvania Legislators Seek to Rename ‘Negro Mountain’

by Kenrya Rankin Naasel on Jul 24, 2015 11:50AM

The story goes that the mountain was named after "Nemesis," a black man who gave his life fighting Native Americans on the ridge.

Topics: /NOW, History

Poll: Half of Americans Surveyed Think Washington NFL Team’s Name is A-OK

by Kenrya Rankin Naasel on Jul 22, 2015 1:50PM

And the NFL is bankrolling the team’s fight to hold on to its trademark.

Topics: /NOW, Society, History, Native Affairs

Art Exhibit Explores The Hazards of Cultural Appropriation

by Kenrya Rankin Naasel on Jul 21, 2015 2:32PM

White artist Roger Peet on cultural appropriation: "Capitalism invented whiteness in order to create a class of people that could parasitize the rest of the world."

Topics: /NOW, Society, Arts & Culture, History, Media

Part 5—Race Trips: Confederate Lies and Apple Pie

by Brian and Erin Hollaway Palmer on Jul 21, 2015 12:20PM

In Part 5 of this Colorlines series, journalists Brian and Erin Hollaway Palmer, an interracial couple, continue their trip through the Deep South where they're confronting sugar-coated Confederate history, the stories of their ancestors, and the profound weirdness of a polite society plagued by racism. 

Topics: Dispatches, Society, History, Media

Part 4—Race Trips: Confederate Lies and Apple Pie

by Brian and Erin Hollaway Palmer on Jul 17, 2015 10:36AM

In Part 4 of this Colorlines series, journalists Brian and Erin Hollaway Palmer, an interracial couple, continue their trip through the Deep South where they're confronting sugar-coated Confederate history, their family histories, and the profound weirdness of a polite society plagued by racism. 

Topics: Dispatches, Society, History

Five Quotes to Celebrate Ida B. Wells' Birthday

by Sameer Rao on Jul 16, 2015 3:26PM

The pioneering black journalist, activist, author and speaker was born on July 16, 1862. One hundred fifty three years later, her words and deeds remain relevant. 

Topics: /NOW, History, Media

Five Cats That #Trump for Racial Justice

by Aura Bogado on Jul 15, 2015 12:38PM

# TrumpYourCat may be the best thing that’s ever happened to the Instagram.

Topics: /NOW, History