The Black Experience

Black Voices
February was packed with racist controversies.
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These figures and moments left an impact that still reverberates today.
Food & Drink
Since 9/11, soul food's connection to black identity has weakened. This is how and why.
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"I just wanted to really be aware of how many of us there are that are making work. So that when time looks back, that no one says we weren’t," she said.
Videos
As a woman of color, Asha Castleberry felt isolated both in the U.S. Army and in the workforce, upon her return home.
U.S. News
A new generation of black activists are working on issues from housing to transportation to food security.
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"When your idol sees and uplifts your black greatness," the transgender rights activist wrote on Twitter.
Videos
Caroline Modarressy-Tehrani spoke with Raquel Willis — the first queer transgender person to be executive editor of Out Magazine.
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The Cleveland native is using social media to change the perception of foster care.
U.S. News
"I like it when you don't talk back. Make money for me," fifth-graders from Rock Hill were instructed to chant.
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Virginia's Loudoun County Schools says it plans to address racism and inequity following a "culturally insensitive" lesson on the Underground Railroad.
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From Roxane Gay to Michelle Obama to Ta-Nehisi Coates, these writers are making an impact.
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Obama’s book suggestions include “The Fire Next Time” by James Baldwin.
World News
The style director's 50th birthday party featured black women in traditional garb standing beside a throne.
Relationships
We asked readers to share their favorite photos of their grandparents and parents through the years.
Relationships
Maya Angelou, Beyoncé, James Baldwin and other Black icons have a lot to teach us about love.
Black Voices
Kaepernick, a civil rights activist and former NFL star, is too controversial for Wisconsin, according to GOP state senators.
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“It is not at all lost on me, this historic factor, especially given that this is Black History Month," Cheri Beasley said.
Politics
Black legislators called the move a "slap in the face."