Harriet Jacobs was a former slave who penned an autobiography detailing her escape from an oppressive master who made sexual advances towards her. Jacobs became a darling of the anti-slavery movement with the publication of her book, Incidents In The Life Of A Slave Girl, helping other slaves by way of her celebrity. Jacobs was born […]
Yale University announced that John C. Calhoun College will be renamed after computer scientist Grace Murray Hopper.
In the 19th Century, slavery and racism was still entrenched in the U.S., but opposition was growing. David Walker, an outspoken abolitionist, released a pamphlet calling for the end of slavery by any means necessary and made himself one of the most wanted and feared men of his time. Born in Wilmington, N.C. in […]
Lynneice Washington has made history as the first African-American woman to become a District Attorney in the state of Alabama.
Willie Morgan, who hails from Georgia, grows actual cotton in Harlem to teach children in his neighborhood about slavery.
"13th" analyzes the criminalization of African-Americans, the U.S. prison boom, and their connections to the 13th Amendment.
A group of U.N. experts issued a report urging the U.S. to give some form of reparations to African-Americans. The legacy of unresolved racial inequality continues to harm the nation's Black community.
A group of Georgetown University's slave descendants objects to the university's compensation plan. They want to work with the school to create a $1 billion foundation.
A teacher is in trouble over having her only Black student play a slave in an Underground Railroad game. School officials said the game was unauthorized.
A Change.org petition was recently launched in an effort to get Williams fired from the ABC show Grey's Anatomy.
The Baltimore Police Union is calling on state’s attorney Marilyn Mosby to throw out all charges against the officers involved in the Freddie Gray case. This comes after one of the six officers, Caesar Goodson Jr., was acquitted of all charges placed against him on Thursday. This is the second time that Mosby’s team has failed […]
Black Independence Day, otherwise known as Juneteenth, has arrived. We’ve compiled a few facts that you may not have known about the celebration of the emancipation of the last slaves in the United States. President Abraham Lincoln issued the Emancipation Proclamation on Sept. 22, 1862, but it took nearly three more years before full emancipation […]