Black History



This Veteran's Day, remembering some of our veterans who protected a country that did not protect them. more

Nov 10, 2017 5:00 AM Dispatches


CJH (photographer unknown)

The 115th Street Public Library in Harlem has been renamed in his honor. more

Nov 1, 2017 12:00 AM Dispatches


Center for Jewish History, NYC

People of color cannot overcome wealth and wage gaps when structural racism and violence are the foundations of U.S. society. more

Aug 28, 2017 1:19 PM Op-Eds 2 Comments

It took black women nineteen months to earn the same amount that white men did in twelve. more

Aug 2, 2017 3:01 PM Op-Eds


courtesy of Zoe Samudzi

To mark Juneteenth with action, organizers planned 40 actions in 40 cities reclaiming land for black people. more

Jun 21, 2017 4:43 PM Multimedia

Organized to confront police brutality, the movement was mischaracterized by the press as anti-white. Are we at risk of doing the same to the Black Lives Matter movement today? more

Oct 27, 2016 2:18 PM Dispatches

A massacre so ghastly, many chose to forget it and hid it from textbooks and even oral histories for decades. more

Feb 19, 2016 3:40 PM Dispatches 14 Comments

Gentrification is also happening in our classrooms and books. more

Feb 12, 2016 7:50 PM Public School Shakedown

This is not a broken system, it is a system working perfectly as intended, to the detriment of all. The NSA could not have spied on millions of cellphones if it were not already spying on black people, Muslims, and migrants. more

Mar 30, 2015 12:17 PM Magazine 4 Comments

The underclass has taken hold of the public imagination, and has come to shape policymakers' agendas concerning issues of race, urban decay, and social welfare. But what is the underclass? What is so compelling about that image? more

Aug 1, 1991 12:00 AM Magazine

James Baldwin's thoughts on his nephew's future—in a country with a terrible history of racism— first appeared in The Progressive magazine in 1962. Over 50 years later his words are, sadly, more relevant than ever. more

Jan 1, 1962 7:02 PM Magazine 17 Comments

As a result of the Freedom Rides, the world at large, and especially the developing nations of Africa and Asia, have been offered the opportunity of viewing a new, more constructive approach to America's racial dilemma. more

Nov 1, 1961 1:01 AM Dispatches

Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. on activism and civil rights, from our May 1960 archive. more

May 1, 1960 12:00 AM Magazine

The story of Emmett Till. more

Nov 1, 1955 1:04 AM Dispatches