Many Black people will resoundingly agree that Black History Month – for the rest of America – is a mere moment in time to acknowledge Black peoples’ past contributions to this country, wholly...
February 26, 2019 | Shanae Bass
I grew up in a military family, and we lived in predominantly white cities. I spent most of my formative years in Lancaster, California. Lancaster was a true juxtaposition: it was a city in southern...
February 22, 2019 | Tori O'Neal-McElrath
I grew up in white suburbia. I wasn’t aware of it at the time but looking back I realize how white normative my experience was.  It’s not that a white ideal was actively promoted, but I have no...
February 22, 2019 | Trisha Hahn
Each year, Black History Month reminds us to do something we rarely do as a society: remember (or learn for the first time) and reflect on the truly breathtaking contributions of Black people over...
February 20, 2019 | Laura Williamson
In Richard Rothstein’s The Color of Law: A Forgotten History of How Our Government Segregated America, he very briefly makes an important argument about Americans’ responsibility to address the...
February 15, 2019 | Algernon Austin
On Monday, a joint hearing of the New York State Senate and Assembly heard arguments for public financing of elections, the best policy tool we have to push back against the presence of big money in...
February 13, 2019 | Amshula K. Jayaram
Black History Month is often a time for re-listening to the soaring oratory of past heroes, dancing to rhythmic music infused with the blues of generations, valorizing our suffering and lionizing our...
February 11, 2019 | Connie Razza
The veracity of black history manifested itself in my life when my family and I left metropolitan America and moved to the Deep South -  Fayetteville, North Carolina. The elementary school that...
February 8, 2019 | David Perrin