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Blackface in the Spotlight, Again
Enduring Myths, News

Blackface in the Spotlight, Again

By Tai Spears A recent series of scandals, and the backlash and public scrutiny that follow, has brought the issue of “blackface” to the forefront. Although it has become a trending topic of controversy, the use of blackface is nothing new in American culture. Its reemergence in the news, however, has reminded many of the…

Josephine Baker: The Original Queen B
A&E, Black History Month

Josephine Baker: The Original Queen B

By Sydney Stallworth You’ll be hard pressed to find anyone today who isn’t a fan of mega-star Beyonce. She is described as a musical genius, the best dancer in Hollywood, and the ultimate triple threat. But if you’re a fan of Queen Bey, you need to know the OG queen of performance. A woman who…

Claudette Colvin: Teen Paved the Way in Integrating Buses
Black History Month, For the Record

Claudette Colvin: Teen Paved the Way in Integrating Buses

February commemorates the annual celebration of Black History Month, which highlights the important contributions by people of African descent. Each year, however, we discover that there are many more black individuals and groups that significantly contributed to today’s world, yet remain unacknowledged in today’s history lessons. Black people have made (and continue to make) considerable…

Gladys Bentley: Testing the Limits in Entertainment
A&E, Black History Month, Music

Gladys Bentley: Testing the Limits in Entertainment

February commemorates the annual celebration of Black History Month, which highlights the important contributions by people of African descent. Each year, however, we discover that there are many more black individuals and groups that significantly contributed to today’s world, yet remain unacknowledged in today’s history lessons. Black people have made (and continue to make) considerable…

Dr. Vivien T. Thomas: Uncharted Black Medical Professional
Black History Month, Health

Dr. Vivien T. Thomas: Uncharted Black Medical Professional

February commemorates the annual celebration of Black History Month, which highlights the important contributions by people of African descent. Each year, however, we discover that there are many more black individuals and groups that significantly contributed to today’s world, yet remain unacknowledged in today’s history lessons. Black people have made (and continue to make) considerable…

Are Voter ID Laws the New Poll Tax?
Election 2018

Are Voter ID Laws the New Poll Tax?

By Jessica O’Donnell WASHINGTON — As more states move to pass strict voter ID laws, cries of voter suppression have grown louder. But that’s not really new: Voter suppression in the U.S. is as old as the nation itself. From the beginning, white women and enslaved black people were barred from the polls. After the…

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