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The NAACP publication that was once a major source of news, poetry and essays

Thursday, February 01, 2024

W.E.B DuBois started The Crisis magazine as an organ of the NAACP. At it's most popular time it took on politics, essays and the writings of creatives like poet Langston Hughes.


The controversy involved in making Martin Luther King, Jr. Day a holiday

Monday, January 15, 2024

While Martin Luther King, Jr. Day is a reminder to Americans to be of service to their communities, the road to getting the holiday established was marked by controversy.


Reactions are mixed to the removal of a Confederate monument from Arlington cemetery

Friday, December 22, 2023

Workers at Arlington National Cemetery will finish removing a monument to Confederate soldiers from the grounds Friday, drawing mixed reactions.


Some veterans want a cease-fire in Gaza

Saturday, November 11, 2023

NPR spoke to veterans ahead of the Saturday holiday who say that the violence in the region has stirred up unpleasant memories of their own time in the service.


'Breakfast Club' host DJ Envy is being sued for alleged investment fraud

Saturday, October 28, 2023

The popular Power 105.1 FM radio personality had partnered with investor Cesar Pina to host real estate seminars across the country. The feds now say Pina was running a Ponzi scheme.


From Amman to D.C., protests erupt for Palestinians following the Gaza hospital blast

Wednesday, October 18, 2023

Approximately 300 people were arrested in the U.S. Capitol after American Jewish organizations protested in a House office building.


Quan Millz is out to make a buck, one street lit book at a time

Thursday, October 12, 2023

His writing is meant to flip you out and put some cash in his pocket.


Juneteenth, the newest federal holiday, is gaining awareness

Monday, June 19, 2023

Monday marks the Juneteenth holiday — a date commemorating the fall of slavery in the United States. While it's a new federal holiday, it's been celebrated since the 1860s.


Rep. Cori Bush introduces bill on reparations for Black Americans

Wednesday, May 17, 2023

The bill, Reparations NOW, calls for $14 trillion to Black Americans as compensation for slavery and Jim Crow.


The 'Tennessee Three' inspires young activism

Wednesday, April 26, 2023

Young people in Tennessee have found inspiration in Reps. Justin Jones and Justin A. Pearson, two people who were organizers before they became elected officials.


Reactions to Trump indictment

Saturday, April 01, 2023

People from across the country reacted differently to the historic indictment of former President Donald Trump.


Martin Luther King Jr. Day: Where the U.S. and schools stand with segregation

Monday, January 16, 2023

King and Segregation: We take a look at King and the famous "I have a dream" speech and the call for an end to segregation — and how schools are a key example of how intransigent segregation remains.


Young voters helped Democrats win the Senate and other midterm elections

Tuesday, November 15, 2022

Young voters made their voices heard in the midterm vote.


Democrat Wes Moore elected governor in historic Maryland race

Tuesday, November 08, 2022

Wes Moore is the third Black governor to be elected in the country, and the first to serve in Maryland. He defeated Republican Dan Cox for the job, who was endorsed by former President Donald Trump.


Wes Moore looks to make history as Maryland's first Black governor

Friday, November 04, 2022

Along with an otherwise historic Democratic ticket, Wes Moore, a businessman, philanthropist and political newcomer, has a chance to be Maryland's first Black governor.


People who use hair straightening chemicals have an increased risk of cancer

Tuesday, October 25, 2022

In October, the National Institutes of Health reported an increased risk of hormone-related cancers in people who use hair straightening chemicals, which are often Black women.


Biden's pot pardon will help reverse War on Drugs harm to Black people, advocates say

Monday, October 10, 2022

Experts hailed the move as an important first step in righting the wrongs from decades of uneven drug enforcement policy.


Wrongful convictions disproportionately affect Black Americans, report shows

Tuesday, September 27, 2022

The Exonerations Report has some disturbing numbers on the rate of exonerations. Black people represent 13.6% of the population, but account for 53% of 3,200 exonerations in the Registry as of Aug. 8.


Black prison exonerees outpace white counterparts, study says

Tuesday, September 27, 2022

Black Americans are seven times more likely to be victims of police misconduct in high-ranking crimes, such as murder, sexual assault and drug crimes, says the National Registry of Exonerations.


A quarter of U.S. adults fear being attacked in their neighborhood, a poll finds

Thursday, September 08, 2022

Americans of color were more likely than their white counterparts to say they feared being physically attacked, the NPR/Harvard study shows.