Leave no one behind. This goal is central to the United Nations 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development – which represents the commitment of Member States to eradicate poverty in all its forms, to end discrimination and exclusion and to reduce inequalities and vulnerabilities. Yet discrimination, racism, sexism and intolerance continue, creating disparities in access to […]

Raven-Symoné Unique Nicole/Getty Images Raven-Symoné is clarifying a headline-making comment she made in 2014. On Tuesday, the former Disney Channel star shared a new episode of her podcast Tea Time With Raven and Miranda, in which she recalled receiving hate a decade . . .

Daniel A. Moore Sr., who created a pioneering African American history museum in Atlanta when such initiatives were rare, died on March 4 in Decatur, Ga. He was 88. His death, in a hospital, was confirmed by his son Dan Moore Jr. Mr. Moore started his eclectic collection of artifacts in 1978 and in 1984 […]

When war broke out in Europe in 1914, Americans were very reluctant to get involved and remained neutral for the better part of the war. The United States only declared war when Germany renewed its oceanic attacks that affected international shipping, in April 1917. African Americans, who had participated in every military conflict since the inception of […]

In 2022, the median usual weekly earnings of an African American full-time employee in the United States amounted to 878 U.S. dollars. Dollar value is based on 2022 U.S. dollars. In 1979, the median weekly earnings of African American full-time employees was 751 constant 2022 U.S. dollars. Median weekly earnings of Black and African Americans […]

BERKLEY, Michigan   –   “We all win when there is diversity because diversity makes us all better,” said U.S. Army Maj. Clarence Black, plans and operations officer for the 364th Theater Public Affairs Support Element. He is personally ensuring that his community has more diverse leaders while making history as the first African American elected […]

Rediscovering Black History: The blog of the Black History Guide, shares records relating to the African American experience at the National Archives AOTUS: Celebrating Black History Month: Hidden Gems AOTUS: Celebrating Black History Month 

  Agrippa HullContinental Army veteran Black Military Service during the Revolutionary War Sentiment against the institution of slavery reached a peak in the year leading up to the Revolutionary War. Such vocal criticisms of slavery would not be heard again in the United States until the abolitionists of the Antebellum Era. Thousands of Native Americans […]

Uttar Pradesh authorities must bring to justice those responsible for recent racist attacks against black African students and ensure the students’ safety, said Amnesty International India today. “The recent attacks in Uttar Pradesh show how black people in India – particularly African students – continue to face racist discrimination and violence. Many of those injured […]

Presiding Bishop Michael Curry speaks to clergy and laity during the virtual International Black Clergy Conference on Nov. 12, 2020. [Episcopal News Service] Against a backdrop of the global COVID-19 pandemic and social, economic, political and racial upheaval – including conflicts over policing in the United States – Episcopalians and Anglicans from across the African […]

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