Washington, D.C. – Members of the Project 21 Black leadership network praised a landmark win for religious freedom and free speech, as the U.S. Supreme Court ruled today that a school district wrongly fired a high school football coach who prayed at the conclusion of a game. “This decision marks a return to America’s true history, and its […]

In his poem “Dreams,” the great American poet Langston Hughes reminds us that we should “Hold fast to dreams/For if dreams die/Life is a broken-winged bird/That cannot fly.” Beyond providing academic and co-curricular spaces for students to cultivate their intellectual potential, as a psychologist and university president, I also believe our role in higher education […]

Placeholder while article actions load On International Women’s Day in 2021, Glynda Carr wrote out a list with other members of her organization, Higher Heights for America, which is dedicated to electing more liberal Black women to office. There were no Black women governors, they wrote. No Black women in the Senate. No Black woman […]

If you caught last night’s BET Awards, it was easy to see why the annual show has been dubbed “Culture’s biggest night.” With a well-deserved Lifetime Achievement Award tribute to Diddy, surprise guest appearance by Mariah Carey during Latto’s set, and Taraji P . . .

Today, Governor Tom Wolf joined the Governor’s Advisory Commission on African American Affairs for a Juneteenth celebration at the Governor’s Residence in Harrisburg. June 19 is Juneteenth National Freedom Day in Pennsylvania. Juneteenth marks June 19, 1865, when union soldiers reached Galveston, Texas, the furthest point in the south, with news of the end of […]

With a digital media platform that focuses on World Shapers, Afro-Futurism, Cultural Bridge Builders, and much more for 2022.  Can you imagine the modern world without the influences of Nelson Mandela, Martin Luther King, Aretha Franklin, Michael Jackson, Beyoncé, Idris Elba, Naomi Campbell, Lewis Hamilton, or Sade? When we look at science and inventions, the […]

In her nineties, civil rights activist Opal Lee hosted an annual 2.5-mile walk to demand Juneteenth’s national recognition and also honor the seldom-told history of some 250,000 enslaved in Galveston, Texas who did not learn of their freedom until two and half years after the Emancipation Proclamation. “We have to heal. You’ve got to know […]

Celebrate Juneteenth with some of the many events and programs taking place around Seattle. From Black-owned business markets to free portraits, below you’ll find some of the many celebrations taking place this week: Crosscut: Black Arts Legacies Series: All Month LongBlack Arts Legacies Celebration: June 16 6:30 – 8 p.m. Crosscut launched Black Arts Legacies, a […]

Written by Chelsea Lee, CNN Brilliantly colored and full of visual drama, Bisa Butler’s larger-than-life sized quilted portraits are nearly indistinguishable from paintings. Creating works that have appeared on the cover of Time Magazine, and sold at auction for up to $75,000, Butler is taking quilting into the realms of high art. For over 20 […]

Chanel Briggs feels the multicultural community on P.E.I. is on the “precipice” of something big. She saw it during the protests for justice and racial equality in 2020 following the murder of George Floyd in the U.S., and she sees it every day as more people of colour make P.E.I. their home. Now she wants to capture that momentum. […]

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