Five acclaimed African American quilters from Gee’s Bend, Alabama, talk about love, religion and the fight for civil rights as they continue the tradition of quilting that originally brought them together.
What is it going to take to stop this madness?
Demographic research shows that black women have led the way in US trends related to gender.
The white share of the U.S. population has been dropping, from a little under 90% in 1950 to 60% in 2018. It will likely drop below 50% in another 25 years.
Michelle Obama’s “Becoming” can be read in many ways: as a political memoir, as a story of being black and aspiring in America or as a Cinderella story that transports … Continue reading →
That weekend was one of those that reminded us of what we love about living in the northern Shenandoah Valley—namely, events like the performance in Castleton, Virginia, some twenty-five miles … Continue reading →
The racial wealth divide gives billionaires more power over all of us. The answer? Reparations.
The Republican Party and allied organizations are guilty of engaging in a lengthy and widespread conspiracy to deny the right to vote to millions of American citizens – low income, … Continue reading →
Last month, I walked across the campus of the University of Massachusetts Amherst to get to work. It was an ordinary stroll. But to a bystander, the sight of an … Continue reading →
The Race Card Project eases people into conversations around the uneasy topic of race and racism. . If you were asked to sum up your thoughts about race in six … Continue reading →
There’s a genre of letters and phone calls that every black person with a media platform gets on a regular basis. They all begin with the correspondent declaring his or … Continue reading →
Slaves Waiting for Sale by Eyre Crowe – Richmond, Virginia, 1853. . DICK, STEPHEN, CHARITY, AND LUCY were their given names — these beloved “Negroes.” They were the propertied slaves owned … Continue reading →
You deserve to be punished with several fists to your face! You’re nothing but a troublemaker! I’ve had enough of your Racist talk! You’d better watch what you say and … Continue reading →