How Climate Change Could Threaten New York’s Historic Black Cemeteries

How Climate Change Could Threaten New York’s Historic Black Cemeteries

By Marina Dunbar | City Limits On the eighth of a nine-night funerary celebration, a circle of about 20 people sat in solidarity to celebrate Pan-Africanism and honor their ancestors. It was unusually warm for a late October evening in Brooklyn. The 72 degrees Fahrenheit weather might be convenient for an outdoor ceremony, but on […]

The History of the U.S. White-Black Wage Gap from 1969 to Now

The History of the U.S. White-Black Wage Gap from 1969 to Now

By William M. Rodgers III | Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis For decades, researchers have performed quantitative studies that describe and explain the white-Black wage gap.1 Three questions are among those that dominate this voluminous body of research: How much does widespread economic growth lead to a narrowing of the wage gap? How much of […]

Activists Win Voting Rights for Black Alabamians

Activists Win Voting Rights for Black Alabamians

Editorial credit: Johnny Silvercloud / Shutterstock.com By Khalil Abdullah | September 27, 2023 Evan Milligan, who won a Supreme Court ruling for Black Alabamian voters, says he was initially skeptical about the legal battle. Washington, D.C. — Evan Milligan, executive director of Alabama Forward and lead plaintiff in the Supreme Court case that won, for […]