Don’t let the inspiring story of Josephine Baker story erase France’s pervasive racism – Black News

As a result of this history, Baker’s story is often used in France to push forward the myth of a republic that is supposedly more welcoming to Black people than the United States is. Indeed, throughout the 20th century, France has built this narrative by …...
80s rap: The Age of the New School – Black Music Scholar

80s rap: The Age of the New School – Black Music Scholar

The decade of the 1980s completely changed hip hop as we know it. The 80s developed and comprised a “New School movement. Run D.M.C. ( Run Simmons) and LL Cool J are best known for initiating this movement with their unprecedented production styles. Their records were...
Professor spotlights Black–Indigenous solidarity in new book | UCLA

Professor spotlights Black–Indigenous solidarity in new book | UCLA

With his book “An Afro-Indigenous History of the United States,” assistant professor Kyle Mays traverses broad, complex — and intimate — territory. Mays, who is Black and Saginaw Anishinaabe, teaches African American studies and American Indian studies at UCLA. His...
black history and black joy…anti-racism reads for elementary to adult

black history and black joy…anti-racism reads for elementary to adult

Some of my most-read posts in almost 11 years of blogging were my resource-laden posts immediately after the murder of George Floyd here in Minneapolis. The visceral impact of his egregious death birthed a hunger in many of us to better understand racism and a...
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