On June 17, 2015, a white supremacist walked into a predominantly black church in Charleston, South Carolina. That evening, a small group of black men and women had gathered at the historic Emanuel African Methodist Episcopal (A.M.E.
Tracy K. Smith, Pulitzer Prize winner and professor of creative writing, is the next poet laureate of the United States.
Carla Hayden, the standing Librarian of Congress, announced Wednesday that she has appointed Smith as the nation’s next poet.
You may think your graduation was lit, but did you and every one you know swag surf? No?
Well, sit down and read on.
Graduates at Howard University and Langston University decided to dance themselves into post-grad life by celebrating with a group swag surfin’ session.
This column was originally published by Truthdig.com.
I don’t always agree with Bill Maher (witness his views on Islam and the death penalty), but the comedian was at his best on the April 28 installment of “Real Time,” his Friday night HBO talk show.
For its second annual music issue, Teen Vogue brought together two juggernauts in the world of music and film ― Chance the Rapper and Jordan Peele ― for a candid and enlightening conversation about being a black creative.
A frantic search is underway in California for a missing civil rights activist.
Elizabeth “Liz” Ana Smith, president of the Eureka branch of the NAACP in Northern California, has not been heard from since Monday, according to the Humboldt County Sheriff’s Office.
It’s graduation season, a joyous time when scholars all over the world proudly collect their diplomas ― and maybe turn up in the process.
In a Facebook video posted by the South African SANTS Private Higher Education Institution on April 29, an epic post-graduation moment goes down when a B Ed graduate and her family and friends have an impromptu dance party.
As a teen and a young adult, I attended overwhelmingly white schools. The college that I went to, in Bellingham, WA, is currently only 2.5% Black and that number was lower when I attended—my social group mirrored this.
“Piss a man off today: Tell him you agree with his compliment of you,” she said in the tweet.
After a gossip site speculated that Beyoncé had gotten lip injections, her publicist came forward with a powerful statement about what happens to a woman’s body while pregnant.
On Thursday, the site Mediatakeout published a story questioning whether the singer had received lip injections recently.
“The implications are bizarre.”
That’s certainly true.
But what are we talking about? Perhaps the fact that the president of the United States doesn’t know basic facts about American history? Or that millions of Americans still believe climate change is a nefarious liberal plot? Or that Eric Thames is leading the league in home runs?
No, we’re talking about a recent study that concluded racism motivated Trump voters more than just about any other factor.