By Jeffery D. Long, The Conversation This year Diwali, a popular festival for Hindus, Jains, Buddhists and Sikhs, will be celebrated on Oct. 24, the Amavasya, or new moon day, of the month of Kartik in the traditional Indian lunar calendar. Devotees across around the world will bring festivities into their homes by lighting earthen […]
By Stephanie Korney, Jamaicans Sharon Lawson, a Jamaican American reporter and anchor of “Good Day Atlanta” on WAGA-TV in Atlanta, Georgia, won a 2022 Emmy Award in the Health and Medical News category for her feature story, “Journey to be Fibroids Free.” Upon winning the award, Lawson posted to social media, thanking her husband, Chris […]
April is National Poetry Month. Celebrate by watching an incredible lineup of talented, award-winning poets who, in 2017, celebrated the centennial birthday of the first African American Pulitzer Prize–winning poet, the late Gwendolyn Brooks. WATCH HERE
People think slaveholders "took care" of their slaves out of the goodness of their hearts, rather than out of economic interest...
By Margaret Biser, Vox Up until about a year ago, I worked at a historic site in the South that included an old house and a nearby plantation. My job was to lead tours and tell guests about the people who made plantations possible: the slaves. The site I worked at most frequently had more […]