More Black Former N.F.L. Players Eligible for Concussion Payouts

Tests for dementia were rescored under the N.F.L.’s concussion settlement to avoid race-based criteria.

#black-people, #compensation-for-damages-law, #concussions, #davenport-najeh-1979, #dementia, #discrimination, #football, #henry-kevin-1968, #national-football-league, #seeger-christopher, #suits-and-litigation-civil, #tests-medical

Inflation Reduction Act to Rewrite Embattled Black Farmer Relief Program

To circumvent legal objections, the new law will provide aid to farmers who have faced discrimination, regardless of their race.

#agriculture-and-farming, #agriculture-department, #black-people, #discrimination, #inflation-reduction-act-of-2022, #national-black-farmers-assn, #race-and-ethnicity, #united-states-politics-and-government, #vilsack-tom

Pregnant at 16

How the experiences of two women led them to opposite sides of the abortion fight.

#abortion, #audio-neutral-informative, #birth-control-and-family-planning, #black-people, #dobbs-v-jackson-womens-health-organization-supreme-court-decision, #louisiana, #pregnancy-and-childbirth, #states-us, #supreme-court-us

I Was Injured by a White Supremacist in Charlottesville. Strangers Lifted Me Up.

Since the attack in Charlottesville, I’ve relied heavily on my community in my journey toward healing.

#black-people, #charlottesville-va-violence-august-2017, #demonstrations-protests-and-riots, #discrimination, #post-traumatic-stress-disorder, #race-and-ethnicity

Military Base Names and the Cult of the Confederacy

By renaming military bases, the Defense Department dismantles an enduring legacy of the Lost Cause.

#awards-decorations-and-honors, #black-people, #confederate-states-of-america, #discrimination, #history-academic-subject, #military-bases-and-installations, #minorities, #monuments-and-memorials-structures, #segregation-and-desegregation, #united-states, #united-states-defense-and-military-forces

The Strength of Our Political Loyalties Changes Our Actual Beliefs

We are pulling apart from each other in a way that Is making the problem worse.

#black-people, #democratic-party, #income-inequality, #midterm-elections-2022, #presidential-election-of-2016, #presidential-election-of-2020, #race-and-ethnicity, #republican-party, #trump-donald-j, #united-states-economy, #whites

What Does ‘Vex Money’ Do to Love?

Black women and girls must protect ourselves. Still, I wish I could relax into the plush comfort of a relationship.

#black-people, #marriages, #west-indian-americans, #women-and-girls

The Rise of Knotless Braids

A new style has driven up demand at salons in Harlem and Brooklyn.

#black-people, #braids, #hair, #women-and-girls

The Search for a Meaningful Clue to the Mystery of an Enslaved Ancestor

Old newspaper ads are serving as a window into the hopes and histories of hundreds of individuals who were newly emancipated.

#archives-and-records, #black-people, #civil-war-us-1861-65, #dna-deoxyribonucleic-acid, #families-and-family-life, #genealogy, #georgetown-university, #newspapers, #race-and-ethnicity, #slavery-historical

After 246 Years, Marine Corps Gives 4 Stars to a Black Officer

Gen. Michael E. Langley is the first Black person to attain the highest rank in the corps, whose most senior leadership had until now consisted entirely of white men.

#black-people, #hiring-and-promotion, #langley-michael-e, #segregation-and-desegregation, #united-states-africa-command, #united-states-defense-and-military-forces, #united-states-marine-corps, #united-states-politics-and-government

‘Black Panther’: Should Chadwick Boseman’s King T’Challa Be Recast?

The #RecastTChalla movement argues that many white superheroes have been recast again and again — and that the King of Wakanda’s adventures shouldn’t end.

#actors-and-actresses, #black-panther-movie, #black-panther-wakanda-forever-movie, #black-people, #boseman-chadwick, #change-org, #comic-books-and-strips, #dc-comics, #disney-plus, #fans-persons, #marvel-comics, #marvel-entertainment, #marvel-studios, #movies

For Black Artists, the Great Migration Is an Unfinished Journey

At the Mississippi Museum of Art, Mark Bradford, Theaster Gates Jr., Carrie Mae Weems and others explore the personal legacy of the era-shaping movement from the rural South.

#art, #baltimore-museum-of-art, #black-people, #bradford-mark-1961, #dyson-torkwase, #gates-theaster, #hamilton-allison-janae, #hewitt-leslie-1977, #jackson-miss, #mississippi-museum-of-art, #museums, #sculpture, #weems-carrie-mae

When Community Concerts Brought Don Shirley to Small Towns

Community Concerts aimed for “a Carnegie Hall in every town.” Its adherents, including the author’s mother, were devoted to the cause. For decades, the experiment worked.

#black-people, #classical-music, #community-concerts, #content-type-personal-profile, #margolick-gert, #putnam-county-ny, #race-and-ethnicity, #shirley-donald-w-1927-2013, #united-states

Tiona Nekkia McClodden Is Not Running Away

An artist’s journey to establish her position in the world took her to the shooting range and produced a bold, original show.

#52-walker-manhattan-ny-gallery, #art, #black-people, #content-type-personal-profile, #firearms, #mask-conceal-carry-exhibit, #mcclodden-tiona-nekkia, #museum-of-modern-art, #philadelphia-pa, #shed-manhattan-ny, #tribeca-manhattan-ny

Nichelle Nichols Helped Show America a Different Future

As Lieutenant Uhura in “Star Trek” and an advocate for inclusiveness in the U.S. space program, Nichols made an indelible impact on our collective imagination.

#black-people, #civil-rights-movement-1954-68, #nichols-nichelle, #science-fiction, #space-and-astronomy, #star-trek-tv-program, #television

Longtime University President’s Legacy: A Diverse New Generation in STEM

Freeman Hrabowski transformed a onetime commuter school into the country’s strongest pipeline of Black graduates in science, technology, engineering and math.

#black-people, #colleges-and-universities, #content-type-personal-profile, #hrabowski-freeman-a-iii, #race-and-ethnicity, #science-and-technology, #university-of-maryland-baltimore-county

Bill Russell’s Words Were Worth the Wait

In wit and wisdom, Russell left an impression with his gravelly voice. “It wasn’t like he tried to impress you with big words,” said one recipient of his advice.

#auerbach-red, #basketball, #black-people, #boston-celtics, #coaches-and-managers, #national-basketball-assn, #russell-william-felton-1934

Bill Russell Paved the Way for Black Coaches to Defy Doubters

When getting hired as a Black coach seemed “far-fetched,” as one coach said, Russell showed that it could be done — and that it could lead to championships.

#athletics-and-sports, #auerbach-red, #basketball, #black-people, #boston-celtics, #coaches-and-managers, #discrimination, #hiring-and-promotion, #national-basketball-assn, #russell-william-felton-1934

Among Pro Athletes, Bill Russell Was a Pioneering Activist

Russell marched with the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., spoke out against segregation in Boston public schools and backed Muhammad Ali in his opposition to the Vietnam War.

#ali-muhammad, #basketball, #black-people, #boston-mass, #civil-rights-movement-1954-68, #demonstrations-protests-and-riots, #evers-medgar, #haywood-spencer-1949, #king-martin-luther-jr, #lee-spike, #national-basketball-assn, #obama-barack, #race-and-ethnicity, #russell-william-felton-1934, #sharpton-al

Bill Russell Hailed Across Basketball Generations

Magic Johnson said the Celtics great was his idol. Michael Jordan called him a pioneer. Jaylen Brown called him one of the greatest athletes ever.

#basketball, #black-people, #boston-celtics, #civil-rights-and-liberties, #russell-william-felton-1934

Nichelle Nichols, Lieutenant Uhura on ‘Star Trek,’ Dies at 89

She was among the first Black women to have a leading role in a TV series. She later worked with NASA to recruit minorities for the space program.

#actors-and-actresses, #black-people, #deaths-obituaries, #nichols-nichelle, #shatner-william, #space-and-astronomy, #star-trek-tv-program, #television

Bill Russell, Who Led the Celtics to 11 Championships, Dies at 88

A Hall of Fame center whose former coach, Red Auerbach, called “the single most devastating force in the history of the game.”

#auerbach-red, #basketball, #black-people, #boston-celtics, #coaches-and-managers, #deaths-and-obituaries, #nba-championship, #nineteen-hundred-sixties, #russell-william-felton-1934

After Uvalde, a Kindergarten Teacher Trains to Carry a Gun In School

More school employees are carrying guns to defend against school shootings. In Ohio, a contentious new law requires no more than 24 hours of training.

#black-people, #columbia-university, #education-k-12, #firearms, #fraternal-order-of-police, #giffords-advocacy-group, #gun-control, #ohio, #school-shootings-and-armed-attacks, #teachers-and-school-employees, #uvalde-tex-shooting-may-24-2022

Where Rihanna Got Her Style Groove

An insider look at Crop Over, the Barbadian equivalent of Carnival, an annual celebration of music and heritage — and amazing outfits.

#barbados, #black-people, #crop-over, #design, #fashion-and-apparel, #festivals

In Rural America, Covid Hits Black and Hispanic People Hardest

At the peak of the Omicron wave, Covid killed Black Americans in rural areas at a rate roughly 34 percent higher than it did white people.

#black-people, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #coronavirus-omicron-variant, #deaths-fatalities, #race-and-ethnicity, #rural-areas, #vaccination-and-immunization, #whites, #your-feed-healthcare

Podcasts About Marvel’s ‘X-Men’ Resonate With L.G.B.T.Q. Fans

A community of “X-Men” fans — notably young, self-identified queer people of color — is growing around podcasts and on social platforms including Twitter, TikTok and Discord.

#black-people, #comic-books-and-strips, #fans-persons, #homosexuality-and-bisexuality, #marvel-entertainment, #podcasts, #transgender-and-transsexuals

Alabama Takes From the Poor and Gives to the Rich

How fines and fees trap people in a kind of penury from which they may never escape.

#alabama, #black-people, #courts-and-the-judiciary, #criminal-justice, #finances, #fines-penalties, #income-inequality, #local-government, #lowndes-county-ala, #montgomery-ala, #property-taxes, #states-us, #taxation, #traffic-and-parking-violations

Too Many New Yorkers Can’t Swim. It’s Time to Change That.

New York City is letting down its residents by nixing swimming lessons.

#adams-eric-l, #asian-americans, #beaches, #black-people, #bronx-river-bronx-ny, #deaths-fatalities, #drownings, #education-department-nyc, #education-department-nys, #health-and-mental-hygiene-department-nyc, #hispanic-americans, #hochul-kathleen-c, #medicine-and-health, #new-york-city, #oceans-and-seas, #politics-and-government, #poverty, #rockaway-beach-queens-ny, #rockaway-peninsula-queens-ny, #summer-season, #swimming-pools, #whites

The Gag Is: Keke Palmer Is a Movie Star

With a face that launched a thousand GIFs, the actress is bringing her expressive range to “Nope,” Jordan Peele’s latest social thriller.

#actors-and-actresses, #black-people, #movies, #nope-movie, #palmer-keke, #peele-jordan, #television

Justice Dept. Will Investigate Environmental Racism in Houston

The inquiry, part of an administration-wide racial justice initiative, came amid claims that the city has ignored illegal dumping in Black and Latino areas.

#black-people, #discrimination, #hazardous-and-toxic-substances, #hispanic-americans, #houston-tex, #justice-department, #race-and-ethnicity, #united-states-politics-and-government

Black Leaders Are Conveying the Far Left’s Unease With Eric Adams

The mayor’s skill in wielding race and biography has energized Black activists with shared experiences to push alternate solutions to New York City’s problems.

#adams-eric-l, #black-people, #democratic-socialists-of-america, #new-york-city, #police-reform, #politics-and-government, #race-and-ethnicity, #whites

There’s a Reason We Can’t Have Nice Things

“Racism has undermined efforts to deliver a social safety net in the U.S. for a very long time,” one scholar says.

#american-families-plan-2021, #black-people, #children-and-childhood, #democratic-party, #race-and-ethnicity, #senate, #united-states-economy, #whites

Give Duke Ellington the 1965 Pulitzer Prize

An overdue reckoning worth reckoning with.

#awards-decorations-and-honors, #black-people, #classical-music, #ellington-duke, #internal-sub-only-nl, #jazz, #lamar-kendrick, #smithsonian-institution

As Buffalo Supermarket Reopens, Memories of Massacre Haunt Workers

Two months after 10 were killed at Tops Friendly Market, employees and Masten Park residents confront the pain of returning and remembering.

#black-people, #buffalo-ny, #buffalo-ny-shooting-may-14-2022, #grief-emotion, #mass-shootings, #tops-friendly-markets

Soaring Overdose Rates in the Pandemic Reflected Widening Racial Disparities

A new federal report found that fatal overdoses jumped 44 percent among Black people, twice the increase among white people, from 2019 to the end of 2020.

#alaska-natives, #black-people, #centers-for-disease-control-and-prevention, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #deaths-fatalities, #drug-abuse-and-traffic, #native-americans, #race-and-ethnicity, #whites, #your-feed-healthcare, #your-feed-science

He Fought Boston’s Blue Wall of Silence. Now He’s the Commissioner.

Boston’s new police commissioner, Michael Cox, was the victim of an assault by fellow officers who mistook him for a suspect.

#appointments-and-executive-changes, #black-people, #boston-mass, #cox-michael-a-1965, #police, #police-brutality-misconduct-and-shootings, #police-department-boston-mass

Democrats Navigate Nuanced Views on Abortion Among Black Voters

Faced with a streak of conservatism about abortion among some Black Americans, a vital constituency for President Biden, Democrats are framing the issue as part of a broader civil rights struggle.

#abortion, #biden-joseph-r-jr, #black-people, #harris-kamala-d, #supreme-court-us, #united-states-politics-and-government

Shed No Tears for Carolyn Bryant Donham

Emmett Till’s accuser said she “always felt like a victim as well as Emmett.” Don’t feel sorry for her.

#black-people, #civil-rights-movement-1954-68, #donham-carolyn-bryant, #lynching, #mississippi, #murders-attempted-murders-and-homicides, #race-and-ethnicity, #till-emmett-louis

A Photographer Follows Paul Revere Williams Into the West

The architect’s achievements transformed the landscape of Nevada but were obscured by racism. Janna Ireland’s exhibition changes that.

#architecture, #art, #black-people, #discrimination, #ireland-janna, #nevada-museum-of-art, #photography, #williams-paul-revere

Adam Wade, Network Game Show Pioneer, Is Dead at 87

As a singer, he had three Top 10 hits in 1961. As an actor, he had a long career in film and on television. As an M.C., he broke a racial barrier.

#actors-and-actresses, #black-people, #deaths-obituaries, #game-shows, #musical-chairs-tv-program, #pop-and-rock-music, #television, #wade-adam-1935-2022

The Historically Black College Reconsiders the Studio Art Program

After decades of being underfunded, H.B.C.U.s see an opportunity to expand their offerings and foster a new generation of artists.

#art, #black-people, #colltarts, #colleges-and-universities, #culture-arts, #historically-black-colleges-and-universities, #ts2022artissue

Wimbledon Needs More Arthur Ashe Moments, On and Off the Court

Nick Kyrgios and Ons Jabeur brought a fresh diversity to the men’s and women’s singles finals.

#ashe-arthur, #black-people, #connors-jimmy, #gauff-cori-2004, #kyrgios-nick, #tennis, #williams-serena, #wimbledon-tennis-tournament

We Are Political Hostages

For most people, “freedom of choice” in elections is an illusion. We are captives of the two-party system.

#black-people, #democratic-party, #elections, #republican-party, #united-states-politics-and-government, #voting-and-voters

Federal Action May Finally Fix the N.Y.P.D.’s Sex Crimes Unit

The work of holding law enforcement agencies accountable is arduous but vital.

#adams-eric-l, #black-people, #civil-rights-and-liberties, #department-of-investigation-nyc, #discrimination, #justice-department, #law-and-legislation, #new-york-city, #police-brutality-misconduct-and-shootings, #police-department-nyc, #police-reform, #sewell-keechant, #sex-crimes

A Self-Taught Artist Takes His Roadside Acropolis North

Outside the art establishment for decades, Charles Smith has sculpted his Black heroes in Aurora, Ill., and now in Hammond, La. At 81, he’s getting his first show in New York.

#art, #aurora-ill, #black-people, #content-type-personal-profile, #kohler-john-michael-arts-center, #louisiana, #race-and-ethnicity, #sculpture, #smith-charles-1940, #white-columns-manhattan-ny

Ecotherapists Are Working to Make the Outdoors More Inclusive

Amid pandemic stress and racial violence, many communities of color have turned to wilderness areas for healing.

#anxiety-and-stress, #black-people, #hikes-and-hiking, #meditation, #minorities, #race-and-ethnicity, #senses-and-sensation, #therapy-and-rehabilitation, #wilderness-areas

For People Just Leaving Prison, a Novel Kind of Support: Cash

Joining a raft of initiatives aimed at helping the formerly incarcerated, a program gives money to defray expenses they face, including court fines and rent.

#black-people, #center-for-employment-opportunities-ceo, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #ex-convicts, #hiring-and-promotion, #labor-and-jobs, #prisons-and-prisoners, #sentences-criminal

Willie Lee Morrow, Barber Who Popularized the Afro Pick, Dies at 82

He built an empire around hair care products aimed at African American consumers, including a softener that inspired the Jheri curl.

#beauty-salons, #black-people, #civil-rights-movement-1954-68, #deaths-obituaries, #hair, #morrow-willie-lee-1939-2022, #san-diego-calif

Sharks Hire Mike Grier as N.H.L.’s First Black General Manager

Two days before the annual draft, Grier takes over a team in transition: San Jose missed the past three postseasons and recently fired its coach.

#black-people, #grier-chris-1970, #hockey-ice, #mike-grier, #national-hockey-league, #san-jose-sharks

‘Swimming Wasn’t for Us’: Philadelphia Pool Club Tries to Close Racial Gap

The nation’s first Black-owned pool club aims to teach hundreds of children to swim this summer, helping to close a dangerous racial gap in the process.

#black-people, #drownings, #philadelphia-pa, #swimming, #swimming-pools