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A blog from Medium about the fight against anti-Black racism.

Black History Month

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Countless spaces are labeled as ‘Black’ but they’re not entirely ours. How do we reclaim them?

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Four legendary creative collaborations

Toni Morrison with Susan Taylor, Rita Dove, Oprah Winfrey, Angela Davis, Maya Angelou, and others in Winston-Salem, NC on September 6, 1994. Photo: Will Mcintyre/The LIFE Images Collection/Getty Images


I hear my ancestors whispering in my ear, ‘Daughter, you were called for just this moment!’

The author’s grandfather. Photos courtesy of the author.


White or Black, it’s up to all of us to teach history correctly

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Just in time for Black History Month, I recount one of my favorite microaggressions

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Hampton’s story, even in the abbreviated form that ‘Judas and the Black Messiah’ provides, is too important not to tell


Not all history makes headlines, and that’s okay

Richard Wright in 1940. Photo: MPI/Getty Images


Across the Pond

The Black Eagle challenged racism all over the world

Hubert Julian stands next to a biplane at Roosevelt Field, Long Island. Photo: Bettmann/Getty Images

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