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African American history


  • The Problem with The Rosa Parks Barbie

    by Andrea S. Johnson

    Rosa Parks wasn't just a tired seamstress with aching feet. The true story of Rosa Parks that historians have worked hard to reconstruct is continually lost in public consumption.



  • The Great Land Robbery

    by Vann R. Newkirk II

    A war waged by deed of title has dispossessed 98 percent of black agricultural landowners in America.



  • Why We Need More Black Women In Economics

    by Keri Leigh Merritt

    Recently a group of brilliant, driven, young Black women formed The Sadie Collective, an organization that “seeks to be an answer to the dismal representation of Black women in the quantitatively demanding fields such as public policy, economics, data analytics, and finance.”



  • 2019 Belongs to Shirley Chisholm

    A feature film. A monument. Tattoos in her honor. People looking for a hero have found one in this one-woman precursor to today’s progressive politics.