Furman University to Honor First Black Student
The school voted unanimously to erect a statue in honor of Joseph Vaughn and review its mission and vision with an eye toward inclusivity.
Last-Known Slave Ship Discovered
Nearly 160 years after the Clotilda brought the last kidnapped Africans to the shores of the United States, researchers have located the ship’s remains.
Why We Can't Afford to Leave Race Out of School Funding Conversations [Op-Ed]
On the 65th anniversary of the ruling in Brown v. Board of Education, Lang Center for Civic and Social Responsibility senior fellow Roseann Liu breaks down why it’s imperative to call out racism when advocating for fair school funding.
Smithsonian Highlights How Transcontinental Railroad Impacted Native Americans
The Smithsonian Asian Pacific American Center delves into how the railroad—largely constructed by Chinese immigrants—added to the destruction of Native American lands, livelihood and sovereignty.
New Doc Peeks Inside Nail Salons' Booming Business
“Nailed It” explores the industry’s history and connection to the Vietnamese-American community.
New Exhibit Celebrates 50th Anniversary of Stonewall Uprising
The Brooklyn Museum highlights the work of 22 LGBTQ artists.
#ColorlinesReads: Get Some Perspective With These 5 Books
These engaging titles unravel myths surrounding resistance movements, settler colonialism and racist pseudoscience.
New Exhibit to Center Jean-Michel Basquiat's Identity and Activism
The Guggenheim Museum will mount “Defacement”: The Untold Story, which explores Basquiat’s formative years as an artist and activist in 1980s NYC.
From Notre Dame to Flint, Our Giving Exposes Who We Are [Op-Ed]
Writer Wei Jia and Project South’s Azadeh Shahshahani explore why the cathedral is being rebuilt by billionaires, but—five years after the water crisis began—Flint still doesn’t have safe water.
Brooklyn's Newest Monument Honors Shirley Chisholm
Chisholm repped Bed-Stuy in Congress. Now, she finally gets her hometown props.
Pulitzers Honor Work of Three Black Icons
Aretha Franklin wins a history-making honor, and works that explore the lived experiences of Frederick Douglass and Alain Locke snag the coveted prize.
On 'The Best of Enemies': Hollywood Must Stop Using Black People as Narrative Devices
Tambay Obenson writes that the film relegates Black people to “supporting roles in their own fight for freedom and recognition.”
Henry Louis Gates Explores Reconstruction Via New Docuseries and Book
“Reconstruction: America After the Civil War” begins with the exuberant hope that accompanied the end of the war and ends with the hard realities of Jim Crow.
New Podcast 'Voices of a Movement' Brings Legendary Civil Rights Era Stories to Life
“Some of them are names you know, some aren’t—but all of them have stories that need to be told while they’re still here to tell them,” say the podcast’s creators.
10 Books by Writers of Color That Embrace Self-Love, Resilience and Authenticity
From poetry to memoir, self-help to commentary, let these spring reads enrich your mind and spirit.
New Documentary Illuminates 'Green Book' History That Hollywood Tried to Erase
Filmmaker Yoruba Richen’s “The Green Book: Guide to Freedom” catalogs the history of Victor Hugo Green’s project, which “has been distorted and ignored” by pop culture.
People of Color Benefit From New Public Lands Protection Bill
With bipartisan support, the Senate passed a measure that includes provisions aimed at Indigenous and African Americans.
Google Doodle Honors Sojourner Truth's Legacy
Loveis Wise illustrated the abolitionist for Black History Month.
Chinonye Chukwu to Direct Elaine Brown Biopic, 'A Taste of Power'
The former Black Panther Party leader will executive produce the adaptation of her autobiography.
How the Promise of Roe v. Wade Left Women of Color Behind [OP-ED]
Roe has never been full of promise for women of color, immigrant women and women with low incomes. But if the Trump administration gets its way, we have the most to lose.