Mary McLeod Bethune became the first Black person elevated by a state for recognition in the Capitol’s Statuary Hall.
WASHINGTON DC, USA – AUGUST 5, 2016: Statue of Mary Jane McLeod Bethune – an American educator and civil rights activist known for starting a private school for African-American students in Florida. (Shutterstock) By The Associated Press, NBC News WASHINGTON — Civil rights leader and trailblazing educator Mary McLeod Bethune on Wednesday became the first […]
Brunson, the show's creator and star, is the first Black woman to earn three nominations in the comedy categories in the same year.
LOS ANGELES, USA. September 23, 2019: Quinta Brunson at the HBO post-Emmy Party at the Pacific Design Centre. Picture: Paul Smith/Featureflash (Shutterstock) By Variety and Michelle Garcia, NBC News Quinta Brunson has made Emmy history with “Abbott Elementary.” Landing three nominations for outstanding comedy series, lead actress in a comedy and writing for a comedy […]
“Choosing your surname gives you that power to say, ‘This is what I’m gonna be called from now on,’” explained genealogist Kenyatta Berry.
By Julia Craven Oluale Kossula: That’s the name author Zora Neale Hurston used when she greeted Cudjo Lewis, the last known survivor of the transatlantic slave trade and the subject of her nonfiction book “Barracoon.” He was delighted at being addressed by the name his mother gave him, according to Hurston’s account of the hours […]
The Food and Drug Administration is convening an advisory panel later this year to investigate.
By Ben Leonard, Politico Doctors have sometimes failed to diagnose serious cases of Covid-19 among people of color — and the Food and Drug Administration acknowledges one reason may be flaws in devices it approved to measure blood oxygen levels. Pulse oximeters can overestimate blood oxygen in people with dark skin, causing doctors to miss […]
By Nathalie Jimenez, BBC Katrinka Cox lives the American Dream: a green trimmed lawn, poolside lake view, and $1.3m villa she calls home. She is the only black homeowner in her gated Florida community. And despite her financial success, she says her attempts to buy another property are being blocked due to her skin color. […]
Images of the incident that happened in Del Rio, Texas went viral last year.
Mexico City, Mexico – September 23, 2021: Haitian migrant families wait in the street in front of Mexican Commission for Refugee Assistance to request refuge in Mexico. (Shutterstock) By Candace McDuffie, The Root On Friday, U.S. Customs and Border Protection confirmed that the four agents who confronted Haitian migrants on horseback will face discipline personnel. […]
By Parker Diakite, Travel Noire As Black women, it feels like we carry the world on our shoulders. And while sometimes it’s not intentional, we find ourselves constantly wanting the best for our loved ones, our community, our partners, our children, and of course, ourselves. It’s a lot to carry. So, when Taraji P. Henson […]
New York state’s new regulations are forcing families to buy third-party care packages from pre-approved vendors. Families say the new policy is “retaliation” and a way to squeeze more profits from incarcerated people and their loved ones.
By Mansa Musa, The Real News The prison-industrial complex has many ways of turning the incarceration of human beings into a profitable business model. In New York state, new regulations targeting care packages for prisoners show this logic at work. Friends and families of incarcerated people can no longer send packages containing food to those […]
Pasadena, CA USA – June 24, 2022. Mishael Morgan attends the 2022 Daytime Emmys Awards. (Shutterstock) By Clarence Benoza, The Things Making history with an Emmy! Actress Mishael Morgan of the hit CBS show The Young and The Restless has just become the first Black actress to win a Daytime Emmy for Outstanding Lead Actress. […]
Rihanna attends Sephora Fenty Beauty by Rihanna launch event on April 5, 2018 in Milan, Italy. (Shutterstock) By The Root Rihanna was officially named America’s youngest self-made billionaire in June of 2022, being 34 and worth $1.4 billion. This comes a year after the announcement from Forbes that Kylie, who was previously called the youngest […]