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Plantation Wedding. White woman in wedding dress on steps of white house.

Top Wedding Sites Will Stop Promoting Slave Plantations

Color of Change: “If we were talking about concentration camps, it would be weird and disrespectful and egregious for folks to be seeking to have their weddings at these locations.”

 

Will Ferrell. White man dressed as a Native American sitting at a dinner table.

WATCH: 'Saturday Night Live' Parodies the 'First Thanksgiving'

SNL addresses colonization, immigration and racism in a sketch that includes no actual Native Americans.

The 1619 Project. Dark stage with Black woman standing at red podium.

The 1619 Project to Become Multi-Book Series

The extensive project that marked the arrival of the first enslaved Africans in Virginia will be expanded into several books, including a graphic novel.

Lance Gumbs. Native American Shinnecock man dressed in traditional feathered headdress. with white beaded vest and yellow jacket.

In a New Doc, the Shinnecock Nation Fights to Maintain Their Rich Heritage in The Hamptons

Lance Gumbs: “This land was stolen from us. Flat out, hands down, no questions, stolen.”

Person holding belly of pregnant person, in silhouette.

Intersectionality Matters Podcast Exposes Attacks on Black Motherhood

Host Kimberlé Crenshaw: “It wasn’t the Declaration of Independence, the Constitution nor the Stars and Stripes that gave birth to America; it was the Black vagina that laid the golden egg.”

Martin Luther King, Jr. Black and white photo of Black man in front of microphone.

Kansas City to Remove Martin Luther King Jr.'s Name From Street Signs

Reverend Vernon Howard, Jr.: “It is the epitome of White privilege and systemic and structural racism.”

Slave Rebellion Reenactment. Two men and one woman dressed in period clothing and carrying weapons.

Slave Rebellion to be Reenacted

Artist Dread Scott organized hundreds in Louisiana for a two-day event that will re-imagine the largest revolt of enslaved people in American history.

Kansas City  MLK street sign.

Kansas City May Vote to Remove Martin Luther King Jr. From Major Street Sign

The city will decide today if they want to go back to being one of the nation’s largest without a street or major building honoring the civil rights leader.

The Apollo. Red theater marquee reads "Apollo."

'The Apollo' Spotlights the History of New York's Most Famous Black Theater

The documentary explores the legacy and impact of the Harlem theater via interviews and archival footage.

Clockwise from top: a rendering of the Legacy Quilt, the Ebony Magazine Test Kitchen in its heyday, the kitchen at MOFAD's gallery space in Brooklyn, where it is being restored.

Exhibit Explores Black Cuisine and Its Influence on America

The Museum Of Food And Drink will debut “African/American: Making The Nation’s Table” in 2020.

"Watchmen." Black woman dressed in all black, mask and cape.

#BlackWallStreet Trends Following Terror-Filled 'Watchmen' Debut

The new HBO show opens with a re-creation of a White mob’s infamous 1921 siege on Tulsa’s thriving Black community.

Elijah Cummings. Older Black man with bald head waring dark suit jacket, dark tie and white shirt.

Iconic Congressman Elijah E. Cummings Has Died

The vocal advocate for racial justice, who chaired the House Committee on Oversight and Reform, passed away at in a Baltimore hospice facility today.

Richard Samuel Roberts photograph. Black and white photo of Black toddler in a white dress and white socks, sitting on a tricycle.

New Exhibit of Richard Samuel Roberts' Photos Aims to Bring Black History to Life

Harlem South: A View Through the Lens will feature photographs from Roberts, who documented Black lives in the 1920s and 1930s, plus performances inspired by his work.

"The Green Book" cover art (1940) and black and white photograph featuring the name "Philando Castile."

Photographer Jonathan Calm Updates 'The Green Book'

The artist is creating a new archive that explores what it means to drive while Black in America today.

White and yellow sign reads "Danger: Radiation Risk" against a blue sky, silver chainlink fence and rusted barbed wire

Research Reveals High Levels of Radiation in Navajo Women Stemming From Cold War

“Thousands of abandoned uranium mines dot the Western landscape, hundreds on the Navajo Nation alone, continuing to expose families to the ill effects of radiation, including kidney failure and cancer.”

Elizabeth Peratrovich. Native Alaskan woman with dark hair.

Elizabeth Peratrovich Is First Alaska Native to Grace U.S. Currency

The Alaskan activist made her mark while working to pass Alaska’s Anti-Discrimination Act of 1945.

Nina Simone. Black and white photo of a Black woman in dress with large-gauge white netting sits at a piano.

Nina Simone's Treasured Childhood Home Will Be Rehabilitated

After years of working to preserve the place where the iconic singer discovered music, a coalition of organizations has raised enough money to restore the home.

Black hands poke through orange sleeves, handcuffed around metal bars

The '94 Crime Bill 25 Years Later: It's Time for a Reckoning [Op-Ed]

Justice advocates say we must address the harm caused by the legislation and create a new vision for safety and freedom.

Maria Moreno. Black and white photo of Latinx woman with dark hair wearing checkered shirt.

Film Explores Legacy of Activist Maria Moreno

“Adios Amor: The Search for Maria Moreno” tells the forgotten story of America’s first woman to organize farm workers into a union.

Pua Case. A portrait of a middle age woman wearing a headband and a fabric wrap

Inside the Native Hawaiian Fight to Save Mauna Kea, The Tallest Mountain in the World [Photo Essay]

After nearly a decade of opposition by natives of Hawai’i and allies, the construction of a massive and destructive telescope on Mauna a Wākea is moving forward. Here, stories and words from kiaʻi (protectors) of this sacred mountain at the center of Hawai’i Island life.