July 15, 2020

Beyond the beautiful beaches and glitzy galas, Oak Bluffs is a complex community that elite families, working-class locals and social-climbing summerers all claim as their own.

Archival photos courtesy of the Collection of the Smithsonian National Museum of African Amer...

July 15, 2020

No image of Henrietta Wood survives today, but her story is recorded in court filings, including the verdict slip above. (Illustration by Cliff Alejandro; Source material: W. Caleb McDaniel; NYPL / Smithsonian)

Upon winning her case, Wood secured $2,500—equivalent...

Some 50,000 people took part in demonstrations early last month

Bronze statues of colonial icons have been spray-painted. Black Lives Matter protests have broken out. And now the Dutch parliament has backed a petition by three teenage women requesting the addition of ra...

July 15, 2020

White farmers known as White Caps, angered by the prosperity experienced by successful Black farmers, often used violence and intimidation to force African-Americans off their land.

The Brookhaven Leader newspaper reported at the time that Eli Hilson of Lincoln County,...

July 12, 2020

Berlin  Germany, Black Lives Matter

After years of agitation by Black activists and their German supporters, a Berlin underground train station will be renamed.

According to the management of the Berlin public transport authorities (BVG), the “U-Bahnhof Mohrenstrasse”, t...

Once you understand that the foundation and historical roots of American Police was to keep ‘White’ people safe from ‘Black’ people and to protect colonial slave labor investments then you’ll understand why black lives have not, and will never matter to American Police...

July 5, 2020

Black Lives Matter slogan on the facade of a theater in downtown Prague. Photo taken on June 14 by Natalia Marshalkovich, used with permission.

Long invisible, Afro-Czechs, one of the smallest communities in the Czech Republic, are gradually emerging and speaking their...

June 18, 2020

We at MONEY talk a lot about the power of compound interest. It’s the magical way your savings builds up exponentially — or compounds — as you stash away cash and earn interest on your interest, year after year.

But disadvantages can also be compounded. E...

Reese Benton, of Posh Green Collective, at last year's Outside Lands festival. | Photo: Posh Green Collective/Instagram

Reese Benton, born and raised in San Francisco’s Ingleside neighborhood, will make history this month as the first black woman to own a cannabis dispe...

June 17, 2020

At Sister’s Uptown Bookstore in Washington Heights, with a huge selection of books dedicated to African American history, culture, and black liberation, books have been flying off the shelves since the protests began

WASHINGTON HEIGHTS - As thousands take to the streets...

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