Amy Sherald Directs Her Breonna Taylor Painting Toward Justice

After painting a portrait of Taylor, whose killing by police helped galvanize national protests, the artist decided she wanted the work to live on in public.

#art, #black-people, #bunch-lonnie-g-iii, #capshaw-kate, #coates-ta-nehisi, #louisville-ky, #museums, #philanthropy, #sherald-amy, #smithsonian-institution, #taylor-breonna-1993-2020, #washington-dc

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In Georgia, Republicans Take Aim at Role of Black Churches in Elections

New proposals by the G.O.P.-controlled Legislature have targeted Sunday voting, part of a raft of measures that could reduce the impact of Black voters in the state.

#absentee-voting, #black-people, #discrimination, #elections, #georgia, #law-and-legislation, #presidential-election-of-2020, #race-and-ethnicity, #republican-party, #state-legislatures, #united-states-politics-and-government, #voter-fraud-election-fraud, #voter-registration-and-requirements, #voting-rights-act-1965

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The Episode That Roiled Smith College

Readers, including several Smith alumnae, react to a Times account of how a Black student’s bias claims against college employees have created tensions on the campus.

#black-people, #colleges-and-universities, #discrimination, #kanoute-oumou, #mccartney-kathleen, #race-and-ethnicity, #smith-college

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Furor in Rochester After Police Pepper-Spray Mother With Toddler

A woman accused of shoplifting was sprayed with a chemical irritant and knocked to the ground in front of her daughter, the latest altercation between the police and Black residents.

#black-people, #police, #police-brutality-misconduct-and-shootings, #prude-daniel-d-2020, #rochester-ny, #singletary-laron-d

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Biden Presses Economic Aid Plan, Rejecting Inflation Fears

Despite a better-than-expected jobs report, administration officials stressed that millions of workers still needed help from a proposed $1.9 trillion stimulus package.

#biden-joseph-r-jr, #black-people, #blanchard-olivier-j, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #federal-reserve-system, #inflation-economics, #labor-and-jobs, #labor-department-us, #law-and-legislation, #portman-rob, #powell-jerome-h, #senate, #stimulus-economic, #summers-lawrence-h, #united-states-economy, #united-states-politics-and-government

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Black People Need Better Covid-19 Vaccine Access, Not Better Vaccine Attitudes

The focus on “hesitancy” as the driver of lower Covid-19 vaccination rates misses the real problem, and opportunity.

#black-people, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #kaiser-family-foundation, #race-and-ethnicity, #vaccination-and-immunization

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Taking on a New Role, Susan Rice is Asserting Herself

After serving as United Nations ambassador and national security adviser in the Obama administration, she has unexpectedly ended up helping oversee domestic policy in the Biden White House.

#appointments-and-executive-changes, #benghazi-attack-2012, #biden-joseph-r-jr, #black-people, #clyburn-james-e, #content-type-personal-profile, #deese-brian-c-1978, #domestic-policy-council-us, #klain-ronald-a, #national-economic-council-us, #national-security-council, #obama-barack, #presidential-transition-us, #rice-emmett-j, #rice-lois-dickson-1933-2017, #rice-susan-e, #sullivan-jacob-j-1976, #united-states-politics-and-government, #weingarten-randi

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Black Spirituals as Poetry and Resistance

These songs — the oldest musical expressions of the slave experience in this country — still have a lot to teach us about how we think about death and dignity.

#black-people, #music, #race-and-ethnicity, #slavery-historical

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Did Black Lives Matter Change the Fashion Industry Yet?

Tracking an industry where Black representation has been rare.

#advertising-and-marketing, #black-history-continued-2021, #black-lives-matter-movement, #black-people, #discrimination, #fashion-and-apparel, #magazines, #minorities, #models-professional, #photography, #race-and-ethnicity, #shopping-and-retail, #your-feed-fashion

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Creighton Suspends Greg McDermott Over ‘Plantation’ Pep Talk

Greg McDermott called his remarks “an awful mistake” and said he had offered to resign. He may return in time for the N.C.A.A. tournament.

#basketball-college, #black-people, #creighton-university, #mcdermott-greg-1964, #ncaa-basketball-championships-men

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He Honors Black New Yorkers. Not All Black Activists Are Thrilled.

Jacob Morris is the one-man force behind renaming nearly 40 streets in New York City.

#black-people, #brooklyn-nyc, #harlem-manhattan-ny, #historic-buildings-and-sites, #lewis-david-levering, #monuments-and-memorials-structures, #names-geographical, #new-york-city

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One Old Way of Keeping Black People From Voting Still Works

A promising bill to ensure African-Americans’ civil rights was snuffed out by a Senate filibuster in 1891.

#black-people, #democratic-party, #fifteenth-amendment-us-constitution, #harrison-benjamin, #lodge-henry-cabot, #reconstruction-era, #republican-party, #united-states-politics-and-government, #voter-registration-and-requirements, #whites

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Six Seuss Books Bore a Bias

Racism must be exorcised from culture, including, or maybe especially, from children’s culture.

#american-psychological-assn, #black-people, #children-and-childhood, #discrimination, #race-and-ethnicity, #united-states, #whites

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A Black Police Officer Is Reinstated, 121 Years Later

The Los Angeles Police Commission voted last week to restore the badge of Robert William Stewart, one of the city’s first Black officers.

#black-lives-matter-movement, #black-people, #content-type-personal-profile, #los-angeles-calif, #police, #police-department-los-angeles-calif, #stewart-robert-william-1850-1931

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To My Daughter, With Love

Mother-daughter bonds within the Black community can be powerful counters against systemic oppression. We invited four moms to share their wisdom in open letters to their daughters.

#black-lives-matter-movement, #black-people, #women-and-girls

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Georgia Takes Center Stage in Battle Over Voting Rights

Two bills moving through the Republican-controlled Legislature would place new restrictions on voting access, in ways Democrats say would have an outsize impact on Black voters.

#abrams-stacey-y, #absentee-voting, #black-people, #democratic-party, #elections, #georgia, #kemp-brian-p, #law-and-legislation, #presidential-election-of-2020, #republican-party, #state-legislatures, #trump-donald-j, #united-states-politics-and-government, #voter-registration-and-requirements

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He Was Born Into Slavery, but Achieved Musical Stardom

The life and work of Thomas Wiggins, who toured as “Blind Tom,” has been given more attention in recent years.

#black-people, #blindness, #classical-music, #content-type-personal-profile, #denk-jeremy, #georgia, #pianos, #slavery-historical, #wiggins-thomas-1849-1908

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Cornel West Is in a Fight With Harvard, Again

The popular professor, who left Harvard in 2002 after a dispute with its president, says he may leave again if the university does not grant him tenure.

#bacow-lawrence-s, #black-people, #colleges-and-universities, #cornel-west, #garcia-pena-lorgia, #harvard-university, #race-and-ethnicity

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The Performance of Racial Passing

Though Nella Larsen’s classic 1929 novel is understood to be a tragedy, it also exposes race to be something of a farce.

#2020tbookclub, #black-people, #books-and-literature, #discrimination, #larsen-nella, #passing-book, #race-and-ethnicity, #the-vanishing-half-a-novel-book

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Vernon Jordan, Civil Rights Leader and D.C. Power Broker, Dies at 85

Mr. Jordan, who was selected to head the National Urban League while still in his 30s, counseled presidents and business leaders.

#black-people, #civil-rights-and-liberties, #clinton-bill, #deaths-obituaries, #jordan-vernon-e-jr, #united-states-politics-and-government, #urban-league, #washington-dc

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Overlooked No More: Aminah Brenda Lynn Robinson, Whose Art Chronicled Black Life

She believed that life for her people in America was an act of near-superhuman perseverance, and she was determined to capture that history in every medium she could.

#art, #biographical-information, #black-people, #columbus-ohio, #columbus-museum-of-art, #robinson-aminah-brenda-lynn-1940-2015

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Vernon Jordan, Civil Rights Activist and D.C. Power Broker, Dies at 85

Mr. Jordan, who was selected to head the Urban League while still in his 30s, counseled presidents and business leaders.

#black-people, #clinton-bill, #deaths-obituaries, #united-states-politics-and-government, #vernon-jordan, #washington-dc

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Amazon Workers’ Union Drive Reaches Far Beyond Alabama

A vote on whether to form a union at the e-commerce giant’s warehouse in Bessemer, Ala., has become a labor showdown, drawing the attention of N.F.L. players, and the White House.

#amazon-com-inc, #bessemer-ala, #biden-joseph-r-jr, #black-people, #labor-and-jobs, #national-labor-relations-board, #organized-labor, #retail-wholesale-and-department-store-union, #shopping-and-retail

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Biden Is Saying Things Amazon Doesn’t Want to Hear

The unionization struggle at a year-old warehouse in Alabama will help shape the future of work.

#amazon-com-inc, #bessemer-ala, #black-people, #labor-and-jobs, #national-labor-relations-board, #strikes, #wages-and-salaries, #workplace-hazards-and-violations

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Why I Started Wearing Head Wraps

Once you master the technique, every outfit becomes more interesting. Tying a wrap becomes an everyday celebration of Blackness.

#black-people, #fashion-and-apparel, #hair

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Why These 2 N.Y.C. Mayoral Candidates Are on a Collision Course

Eric Adams, the Brooklyn borough president, and Ray McGuire, a former Citi executive, have become fast rivals in the New York City mayoral race.

#100-blacks-in-law-enforcement-who-care, #adams-eric-l, #black-people, #democratic-party, #elections-mayors, #mcguire-raymond-j, #new-york-city, #primaries-and-caucuses, #race-and-ethnicity

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Minneapolis Abandons Plan to Pay Influencers During Officers’ Trials

The city had faced criticism over plans to pay social media influencers $2,000 each to fight misinformation during the trials of Derek Chauvin and three other former police officers charged in George Floyd’s death.

#black-lives-matter-movement, #black-people, #chauvin-derek-1976, #floyd-george-d-2020, #george-floyd-protests-2020, #minneapolis-minn, #murders-attempted-murders-and-homicides, #police-brutality-misconduct-and-shootings, #police-department-minneapolis-minn, #social-media

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Lightning Strikes Twice: Another Lost Jacob Lawrence Surfaces

Its owner, a nurse living on the Upper West Side, flagged a worker at the Metropolitan Museum’s information desk. “Listen, nobody calls me back. I have this painting. Who do I need to talk to?”

#art, #black-people, #lawrence-jacob, #manhattan-nyc, #metropolitan-museum-of-art, #peabody-essex-museum, #randall-griffey, #restoration-and-renovation, #seattle-art-museum, #sylvia-yount

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Voter Suppression Is Grand Larceny

We are watching another theft of power.

#black-people, #democratic-party, #elections, #law-and-legislation, #mississippi, #race-and-ethnicity, #republican-party, #united-states-politics-and-government, #voter-registration-and-requirements

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Before Breonna Taylor and George Floyd, There Was Ahmaud Arbery

A year after his killing in Georgia, his death has sparked a bipartisan effort to remake the state’s 158-year-old citizen’s arrest law. But a potentially divisive trial awaits.

#arbery-ahmaud-1994-2020, #black-lives-matter-movement, #black-people, #bryan-william-roddie, #georgia, #mcmichael-gregory-1955, #mcmichael-travis-1986, #police-department-glynn-county-ga, #race-and-ethnicity

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Emmanuel Acho to Host ‘The Bachelor’ Television Special

Mr. Acho, author of “Uncomfortable Conversations With a Black Man,” will host “After the Final Rose” after the show’s longtime host went on hiatus over comments dismissive of racism.

#abc-inc, #acho-emmanuel, #black-people, #harrison-chris-1971, #kirkconnell-rachael, #lindsay-rachel-l, #race-and-ethnicity, #single-persons, #television, #the-bachelor-tv-program

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Lawrence Otis Graham, 59, Dies; Explored Race and Class in Black America

An Ivy League-trained lawyer, he rose to prominence in the 1990s by examining the tensions that surround Black achievement and wealth.

#black-people, #deaths-obituaries, #graham-lawrence-otis, #race-and-ethnicity, #westchester-county-ny, #writing-and-writers

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Shelia Washington Dies at 61; Helped Exonerate Scottsboro Boys

She fought for decades to get their names cleared from an egregious injustice in the Jim Crow South, and created a museum in their honor.

#alabama, #amnesties-commutations-and-pardons, #black-people, #civil-rights-movement-1954-68, #deaths-obituaries, #false-arrests-convictions-and-imprisonments, #scottsboro-boys, #scottsboro-boys-museum-and-cultural-center-scottsboro-ala, #washington-shelia-1960-2021

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Minneapolis Will Pay Influencers to Fight Misinformation During Officers’ Trials

The city will pay six social media influencers $2,000 each to share messages during the trials of Derek Chauvin and three other former police officers charged in the killing of George Floyd.

#black-lives-matter-movement, #black-people, #chauvin-derek-1976, #city-councils, #floyd-george-d-2020, #george-floyd-protests-2020, #minneapolis-minn, #police-brutality-misconduct-and-shootings, #police-department-minneapolis-minn, #rumors-and-misinformation, #social-media

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50 Years Later, Gamble and Huff’s Philly Sound Stirs the Soul

The songwriters and producers Kenny Gamble and Leon Huff’s Black-owned label Philadelphia International Records turned a city’s aesthetic into a movement that reverberated around the world.

#black-people, #content-type-personal-profile, #gamble-kenny-musician, #huff-leon, #philadelphia-pa, #philadelphia-international-records, #rhythm-and-blues-music

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Sheila Washington Dies at 61; Helped Exonerate Scottsboro Boys

She fought for decades to get their names cleared from an egregious injustice in the Jim Crow South, and created a museum in their honor.

#alabama, #amnesties-commutations-and-pardons, #black-people, #civil-rights-movement-1954-68, #deaths-obituaries, #false-arrests-convictions-and-imprisonments, #scottsboro-boys, #scottsboro-boys-museum-and-cultural-center-scottsboro-ala, #washington-sheila-1960-2021

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Amazon and the South’s Strong Union History

Alabama is more than its shading on the electoral map.

#alabama, #bessemer-ala, #birmingham-ala, #black-people, #labor-and-jobs, #mines-and-mining, #organized-labor, #race-and-ethnicity

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The Deep South Has a Rich History of Resistance. As Amazon Is Learning.

Alabama is more than its shading on the electoral map.

#alabama, #bessemer-ala, #birmingham-ala, #black-people, #labor-and-jobs, #mines-and-mining, #organized-labor, #race-and-ethnicity

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In a Changing Military, the Army Eases Its Rules for Women’s Hair

The Army, which is increasingly dependent on female soldiers, has issued new regulations that allow women to wear lipstick and no longer limits their hair to a tight, disciplined bun.

#black-people, #breastfeeding, #hair, #united-states-army, #united-states-defense-and-military-forces, #women-and-girls

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University Finds 18th-Century Schoolhouse Where Black Children Learned to Read

The Bray School, which taught Christianity and reading to free and enslaved Black children, was found tucked inside a campus building at William & Mary in Virginia.

#black-people, #college-of-william-and-mary, #northam-ralph-s, #restoration-and-renovation, #slavery-historical, #virginia, #williamsburg-va

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A Teenager Was Bullied. His Ancestors Saved Him.

Dennis Richmond Jr. was a middle-schooler who took refuge in his family history, some of it very surprising.

#black-people, #connecticut, #genealogy, #roots-tv-program, #rye-historical-society, #slavery-historical

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The South Is More Than Its Shading on an Electoral Map

As the Amazon unionization drive reminds us, the region is home to a rich history of resistance.

#alabama, #bessemer-ala, #birmingham-ala, #black-people, #labor-and-jobs, #mines-and-mining, #organized-labor, #race-and-ethnicity

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D.C.’s Mayor Mourned Covid’s Unequal Toll. Her Sister Is the Latest Victim.

As the number of coronavirus deaths in the city reached 1,000 this week, three-fourths of the dead were Black.

#black-people, #bowser-mercia, #bowser-muriel-e, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #deaths-fatalities, #disease-rates, #washington-state

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Black Officers Gives Account of Capitol Riot

“Black officers fought a different battle” on Jan. 6, said Harry Dunn, a Capitol Police officer. Here is what he saw and heard when rioters, including white supremacists, stormed the Capitol.

#black-people, #discrimination, #dunn-harry-1983, #goodman-eugene-1980, #sicknick-brian-d-1978-2021, #storming-of-the-us-capitol-jan-2021, #united-states-capitol-police

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Tiger Woods and Another Terrible Turn of Fate

It is easy to cling to memories of Tiger Woods at his peaks, but his vulnerability tells as much, if not more, about his powerful hold on sport and culture.

#black-people, #california, #golf, #masters-golf-tournament, #race-and-ethnicity, #woods-tiger

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Saidu Tejan-Thomas Jr. and the Voices of ‘Resistance’

The evocative podcast about people who “refuse to accept things as they are” is thriving in a historical blind spot of story-driven audio.

#black-lives-matter-movement, #black-people, #content-type-personal-profile, #gimlet-media, #podcasts, #race-and-ethnicity, #resistance-radio-program, #saidu-tejan-thomas-jr, #spotify

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Criminal Justice Is a State Issue

State power is the path to racial equality and liberation.

#bail, #black-people, #brookings-institution, #capital-punishment, #crime-and-criminals, #death-penalty-information-center, #illinois, #income-inequality, #race-and-ethnicity, #states-us, #virginia, #whites

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New Findings on 2 Ways Children Become Seriously Ill from the Coronavirus

A large study found that young people hospitalized with acute Covid-19 infection have symptoms and characteristics that differ from those with a Covid-linked inflammatory syndrome.

#black-people, #children-and-childhood, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #hispanic-americans, #multisystem-inflammatory-syndrome-in-children-mis-c, #your-feed-science

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Inside a Battle Over Race, Class and Power at Smith College

A student said she was racially profiled while eating in a college dorm. An investigation found no evidence of bias. But the incident will not fade away.

#black-people, #colleges-and-universities, #kanoute-oumou, #northampton-mass, #race-and-ethnicity, #smith-college

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Cherokee Nation Addresses Bias Against Descendants of Enslaved People

The tribe’s Supreme Court excised language from its constitution that limited the citizenship rights of descendants of Black people who had been enslaved by the tribe before the Civil War.

#black-people, #cherokee-indians, #citizenship-and-naturalization, #muscogee-creek-nation-okumlgee-okla, #native-americans, #oklahoma, #race-and-ethnicity, #slavery-historical, #supreme-court-us, #treaties

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