“Enslavement of Indigenous peoples in New England, its intersections with enslavement of Africans in the region, and the connection between New England and Caribbean slaveries are rarely explored dimensions in history…”
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A seemingly dignified illustration of President Barack Obama by fashion guru Karl Lagerfeld is being compared to “modern-day minstrelsy…” We have got to stop doing this!
Amel Larrieux is set to perform at Weeksville Heritage Center’s annual Garden Party and Emancipation Day celebration in Brooklyn on July 7th. The day commemorates the end of slavery in New York State and provides an alternative independence day, along with another reason to party in BK!
Human rights lawyer Bryan Stevenson on TEDTalks: “We will ultimately not be judged by our technology, design. Ultimately, you judge the character of a society… by how they treat the poor, the condemned, the incarcerated…”
The Roots is truly the hardest working band we’ve ever seen, releasing a video of their contribution to a new film, ‘Soundtrack For a Revolution,’ which tells the story of the African-American Civil Rights Movement through its powerful music — “freedom songs.”
Texas art student and budding illustrator Alexandra Dal channeled some frustrations into her latest work Lady Problems, which speaks not only to how annoying it is to be a girl but also how assholes love giving their unwarranted opinions.
‘When I Rise’ is the inspiring story of Barbara Smith Conrad, a gifted black mezzo-soprano who, as a music student at the University of Texas, found herself in a civil rights storm that changed her life forever.