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BLACK HISTORY MONTH
Ayanna Pressley Is Massachusetts’ First Black Congresswoman
Ayanna Pressley made history as Massachusetts’ first black woman elected to Congress.
Megyn Kelly Defends Blackface
It's 2018, and Megyn Kelly can’t wrap her head around why blackface isn’t OK.
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The View From Inside A Freedom Rider’s Jail Cell
"Breach of Peace: Portraits of the 1961 Mississippi Freedom Riders,” a photo-history book, contains a series of extended interviews with riders. Here's three of them.
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Zora Neale Hurston's Book On A Former Slave Took 90 Years To Publish
And America still might not be ready for it.
Discovering The Horror Of Klan Day At The State Fair Of Texas
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The hood’s beady eye-holes naturally pulled me in. I’d never experienced this kind of confrontation before.
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How To Celebrate Black History With Your Kids All Year Round
Moving beyond Black History Month and beyond the classroom.
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A Black Passenger Saved My Flight From An Emergency Landing. Here's Why That Matters.
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I knew too much about the unlikelihood of this man's achievements to be unmoved.
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Angela Bassett Teases Possible Plot For 'Black Panther' Sequel
The Queen Mother has spoken.
'Black Panther' Appears Unstoppable As It Roars Past $700 Million
TL;DR: Everyone likes this movie.
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Kendrick Lamar And SZA Sued For Allegedly Ripping Off Artist In 'All The Stars' Video
Lina Iris Viktor claims they used her art in the first "Black Panther" music video.
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'Black Panther' Hairstylist On Creating Wakanda's Free And Futuristic Black Hair
Camille Friend discusses the challenges of developing a new African-based aesthetic.
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Yara Shahidi Films Her Inspiring Message Celebrating Black Girl Magic
"To be a black girl is to be one of the reasons the universe thrives."
Trolls Are Posting Fake Stories About Being Attacked At 'Black Panther' Showings
Don't fall for them.
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Maame Biney's Pioneering Run At The Winter Olympics Is Over
The first black woman to make a U.S. Olympic speedskating team was eliminated in a 1,500-meter short-track heat.
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People Went All Out For The 'Black Panther' Premiere And It Was Glorious
Moviegoers around the country wore a ton of Wakanda-worthy looks.
14-Year-Old Raised Enough Money To Send 1,000 Girls To See 'A Wrinkle In Time'
"It’s a fantasy film that is not about some white boys fighting evil, but about a black girl overcoming it," Taylor Richardson wrote.
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What The Heck Is Afrofuturism?
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It's more than Black Panther. It's an entire movement.
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Chris Rock Opens Up About Cheating On His Wife And Being A Bad Husband
“I didn’t listen. I wasn’t kind. I had an attitude,” the comedian says in his new Netflix special.
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Baltimore Residents Weren't Lying About The City’s Corrupt Police Force
It’s a shame no one believed their truths about how law and order falls on the heads of black citizens.
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Black Love Is For ALL Black People
If we’re not centering the voices of women and queer folks, then how can we say we love blackness?
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6 Queer Couples Share Their Definition of Black Love
"Open your heart and mind to all the ways our love is the same."
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CULTURE & ARTS
The Obamas Wrest Presidential Portraiture From Its Traditional (White) Trappings
In a world flooded with images, artists Kehinde Wiley and Amy Sherald show that painting can still shape American history.
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Spurs Coach Says U.S. Needs Black History Month Because 'We Live In A Racist Country'
“And it’s always important to bring attention to it, even if it angers some people."
Profiles In #BlackGlory: Shirley Chisholm
Shirley Chisholm was the first African-American Congresswoman and the first black person to run for a presidential nomination in a major party.
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Boston Police Department Honored A White Man For Black History Month
The choice, which the force has since apologized for, was declared "inappropriate" by the city's mayor.
How Bayard Rustin Shaped Civil Rights
Pacifist Bayard Rustin was behind the scenes of some of the biggest moments of the civil rights movement.
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