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THE BLACK EXPERIENCE
Don Lemon, Trevor Noah Break Down 'The Worst Black History Month Ever'
February was packed with racist controversies.
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These Are The Black Historical Moments Most Likely To Shape 2019
These figures and moments left an impact that still reverberates today.
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FOOD & DRINK
How Soul Food Has Become Separated From Its Black Roots
Since 9/11, soul food's connection to black identity has weakened. This is how and why.
We Built This: Kimberly Drew Wants To Redefine What Success Looks Like In The Art World
"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.
She Found Success In The Army, But A Glass Ceiling Back Home
As a woman of color, Asha Castleberry felt isolated both in the U.S. Army and in the workforce, upon her return home.
Meet The Black Climate And Social Justice Leaders You Have Never Heard Of
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A new generation of black activists are working on issues from housing to transportation to food security.
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Janet Mock Celebrates Her ‘Idol’ Beyoncé For Honoring Her In Black History Month
"When your idol sees and uplifts your black greatness," the transgender rights activist wrote on Twitter.
Out Magazine’s Executive Editor Raquel Willis Talks Activism And Journalism
Caroline Modarressy-Tehrani spoke with Raquel Willis — the first queer transgender person to be executive editor of Out Magazine.
We Built This: Kevinee Gilmore Wants To Turn Our Attention To Foster Kids
The Cleveland native is using social media to change the perception of foster care.
Outrage After South Carolina Students Told To Pick Cotton, Sing 'Slave Songs' On Field Trip
"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 School District Plans For Bias Training After Black History Month Slavery ‘Game’
Virginia's Loudoun County Schools says it plans to address racism and inequity following a "culturally insensitive" lesson on the Underground Railroad.
HuffPost Her Stories: 'We Built This' Celebrates Resilient Black Women
Plus: How Facebook is dealing with "flashers."
50 Amazing Books By Black Authors From The Past 5 Years
From Roxane Gay to Michelle Obama to Ta-Nehisi Coates, these writers are making an impact.
Barack Obama Shares His Recommended Reading For Black History Month
Obama’s book suggestions include “The Fire Next Time” by James Baldwin.
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Vogue Brazil Director Resigns After Critics Say Her Party Evoked Slavery Themes
The style director's 50th birthday party featured black women in traditional garb standing beside a throne.
24 Old School Cool Photos Of Black Couples Throughout The Years
We asked readers to share their favorite photos of their grandparents and parents through the years.
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10 Quotes About Love From Iconic Black History Makers
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Maya Angelou, Beyoncé, James Baldwin and other Black icons have a lot to teach us about love.
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Wisconsin Republicans Vote To Keep Colin Kaepernick Off Black History Month Resolution
Kaepernick, a civil rights activist and former NFL star, is too controversial for Wisconsin, according to GOP state senators.
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North Carolina To Have Its First Black Woman As Supreme Court Chief Justice
“It is not at all lost on me, this historic factor, especially given that this is Black History Month," Cheri Beasley said.
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GOP Lawmakers Jettison Colin Kaepernick From Black History Month Resolution
Black legislators called the move a "slap in the face."
Esquire's Profile Of White American Boy During Black History Month Stirs Controversy
Amid backlash on social media, the magazine's editor-in-chief defended the piece in a follow-up article.
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STYLE & BEAUTY
Where To Buy Black-Owned Beauty Brands
For Black History Month and beyond
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Jennifer Lopez Passionately Rejects Grammy Motown Backlash
Some viewers protested her performance to honor a black record label during Black History Month.
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Meet The Grammy-Nominated Singer Reclaiming Folk Music's Black History
Folk artist Dom Flemons hopes to take home his second Grammy on Sunday for "Black Cowboys," his widely celebrated tribute to the black West.
We Built This: Ericka Hart Is On A Journey To Dismantle Medical Racism
"You get to see me as this model, and I’m also a breast cancer survivor, I’m also black, I’m also queer. I’m not just one identity that you want to pull out, right?"
We Built This: Eunique Jones Gibson Is Approaching History The Carter G. Woodson Way
"It's important for black kids to see themselves as doctors, as lawyers, as engineers, as creatives and artists, as trailblazers, as the builders of this country that we know we are."
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