History

Watch: Grace Jones' Hilarious, Safe-for-Work '80s Car Ad

by Qimmah Saafir on May 21, 2015 12:45PM

Queen "Pull Up To The Bumper" revved up a campaign for the French Citroën CX car.

Topics: /NOW, Arts & Culture, History

We're Dying Too

by Andrea J. Ritchie on May 20, 2015 2:39PM

The police killings of black women such as Rekia Boyd, Yuvette Henderson and Mya Hall don't grab major headlines or spark mass marches. With a national day of action and a new report, organizers are demanding that we all pay close attention. Andrea J. Ritchie explains.

Topics: Police Violence, History, Media, Criminal Justice

Celebrate Malcolm X's Birthday With These 5 Quotes

by Aura Bogado on May 18, 2015 5:02PM

The black revolutionary was born on May 19, 1925.

Topics: /NOW, History, Politics

'Southern Rites' Documentary Examines a Town's Sharp Racial Divide

by Qimmah Saafir on May 11, 2015 3:01PM

In Mongomery County, Georgia, which held segregated proms until 2009, a case of a white town leader killing a black man sounds all too familiar.

Topics: Arts & Culture, History

'Marley' The Musical Travels to Baltimore

by Qimmah Saafir on May 11, 2015 2:27PM

Kwame Kwei-Armah brings the late great Marley's life and work to the city stage. 

Topics: /NOW, Arts & Culture, History

Nina Simone Netflix Documentary Will Debut In June

by Qimmah Saafir on Apr 30, 2015 1:37PM

Now this film actually feels right.

Topics: /NOW, Arts & Culture, 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