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New York Times

BLACK LINKEDIN IS THRIVING. DOES LINKEDIN HAVE A PROBLEM WITH THAT? The social network’s tone has long reflected corporate America: staid, monolithic, white. Now Black users are speaking up — […]
New York Times

Variety

HOW ROBIN THEDE IS CHANGING EXPECTATIONS OF ‘WHAT BLACK WOMEN IN COMEDY CAN DO’. Robin Thede isn’t just a writer, producer, reality show host and actor, she is also a one-woman […]
Variety

NBC News

ASIAN TWITTER, BLACK TWITTER JOKE ABOUT HARRIS’ DISAPPROVING AUNTIE VIBE. “I want to learn how to nod my head affirmatively while saying words the way Auntie Kamala does,” one user […]
NBC News

USA Today

NEW PORTRAIT OF QUEEN VICTORIA’S AFRICAN GODDAUGHTER SHED LIGHT ON FORGOTTEN BLACK HISTORY. A portrait of Sarah Forbes Bonetta, the daughter of an African ruler and goddaughter of Queen Victoria, was […]
USA Today

MarketWatch

J.P. MORGAN TO COMMITT AN ADDITIONAL $30 BILLION TO HELP REDUCE SYSTEMATIC RACISM. J.P. Morgan Chase & Co. said Thursday that it will spend an additional $30 billion over the […]
MarketWatch

Vanity Fair

HOW SMALL, BLACK-OWNED BUSINESSES GET TANGLED IN INSTAGRAM’S AD-APPROVAL ALGORITHM. The trouble started when Kim Kardashian West posted a picture. On September 11, she added to her Instagram Story an image of […]
Vanity Fair

BBC (U.K.)

N-WORD; THE TROUBLED HISTORY OF THE RACIAL SLUR. “It’s the filthiest, dirtiest, nastiest word in the English language.” That was the view of prosecutor Christopher Darden when the issue of […]
BBC (U.K.)

Wall Street Journal

CAN SCHOOL BE ANTI-RACIST ‘? A NEW SUPERINTENDENT IN EVANSTON, ILL,HAS A PLAN. After racial-justice protests across the country, schools examine curriculum, hiring and approach to teaching By Douglas Belkin and Lee Hawkins  […]
Wall Street Journal

The Hill

HBCUs: FROM INCLUSION TO EMPOWERMENT — A CATALYST FOR CHANGE. These are turbulent times as the country struggles to address the tension of an increasingly diverse population and mounting division. […]
The Hill

NPR

HOW LONG WILL FASHION’S RACIAL RECKONING BE IN STYLE? NOEL KING, HOST: This year, a lot of fashion magazines are featuring Black models on the covers of their glossy fall […]
NPR

KUOW (Seattle)

WHAT BLACK LIBERATION LOOKS LIKE: 40 ACRES IN AUBURN, WASHINGTON. For Nyema Clark, Black liberation looks like 40 or so acres in Auburn, Washington. It’s called Red Barn Ranch, and […]
KUOW (Seattle)

Fox News

BIDEN SUGGESTS PEOPLE WERE ABLE TO QUARANTINE BECAUSE ‘SOME BLACK WOMAN WAS ABLE TO STACK THE GROCERY SHELF’ IN VIRAL CLIP. [The Democratic presidential nominee] has landed in hot water […]
Fox News