Black History Month

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The women who shaped Malcolm X
Around the anniversary of his death, we spoke to the civil rights icon’s daughter about the women who were a vital influence on him

Aina J Khan

26, Feb, 2021 @10:00 AM

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Moses Fleetwood Walker: editor, author and major league baseball's first black star
Before Jackie Robinson dared to cross baseball’s color line in the spring of 1947, there was Moses Fleetwood Walker – the pioneer that time always forgets

Andrew Lawrence

26, Feb, 2021 @9:00 AM

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Fight to vote: the woman who was key in 'getting us the Voting Rights Act'
Amelia Boynton had been organizing in Selma for years before Bloody Sunday and was the one who called in King to bring national attention to voter suppression

Sam Levine in New York

25, Feb, 2021 @3:00 PM

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Black History Month means grappling with the full legacy of racism in the US | Rashawn Ray
Learning our history is about truth. But it is also about reconciliation: making amends for the pain caused to generations of Black Americans

Rashawn Ray

24, Feb, 2021 @3:16 PM

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A corporate, commodified Black History Month is taking hold. We can't let it | Malaika Jabali
Instead of transformative changes, we get Black History Month-themed Apple Watches and Black sitcom collections on Netflix

Malaika Jabali

23, Feb, 2021 @11:17 AM

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Craig Hodges and Mahmoud Abdul-Rauf were Kaepernick before Kaepernick
As we commemorate Black History Month, my mind goes back to the NBA players whose beliefs and principles cost them their careers

Etan Thomas

17, Feb, 2021 @10:00 AM

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US fast food workers hold Black History Month strikes to demand $15 an hour
Workers call for McDonald’s, Burger King and Wendy’s to increase pay as Congress prepares to debate federal minimum wage

Dominic Rushe

12, Feb, 2021 @1:00 PM

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'He's a symbol of resistance': the true story of 'Black Messiah' Fred Hampton
The Oscar-tipped new drama Judas and the Black Messiah recalls the life and early death of a Black Panther leader

Dream McClinton

11, Feb, 2021 @7:28 AM

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In the Absence of Light: celebrating the history of black artists in America
In a compelling new HBO documentary, film-maker Sam Pollard speaks to prominent creatives to tell the struggle and success of African American art

Robert Daniels

10, Feb, 2021 @6:40 PM

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'It took a long time to get here': behind the National Museum of African American Music
Tracing over 400 years of black music, an ambitious new museum in Nashville celebrates artists we all know and those whose work remains under the radar

Nadja Sayej

09, Feb, 2021 @3:37 PM

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Grief and grievance: how artists respond to racial violence in America
In a new exhibition, the work of 37 artists has been brought together to show how art can react to the epidemic of violence towards black Americans

Nadja Sayej

04, Feb, 2021 @4:27 PM

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