Their ancestors were enslaved by law. Today, they are graduates of the nation’s preeminent historically black law school. | The New York Times Magazine

Nikole Hannah-Jones, The New York Times Magazine Photographs by Djeneba Aduayom. Featured Image In the history of the United States, black Americans were the only group for whom it was ever illegal to learn to read or write. And so when emancipation finally came, schools and colleges were some of the first institutions that the […]

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Report: Warriors’ Stephen Curry Starting Golf Team at Howard University | Bleacher Report

TYLER CONWAY, Bleacher Report Jonathan Devich/Getty Images. Featured Image Stephen Curry has already taken his love of golf to television. Now he’s doing the same at Howard University. The Golden State Warriors star will reportedly launch a golf program at Howard during a press conference Monday, per Casey Bannon of The Golfer’s Journal. It’s unclear […]

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We asked four black businesswomen how they got their start. Here’s what they said. | USA Today

Talis Shelbourne, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, USA Today Artist Jasmine Wyatt poses next to some of her artwork at the Bronzeville Collective, 393 West North Ave. Angela Peterson / Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. Featured Image Back in the 1950s and ’60s, Milwaukee bustled with African American-owned businesses. But a combination of changing demographics and concentrated poverty dimmed […]

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For centuries, black music, forged in bondage, has been the sound of complete artistic freedom. No wonder everybody is always stealing it. | The New York Times Magazine

Wesley Morris, The New York Times Magazine PHOTO ILLUSTRATION BY MICHAEL PAUL BRITTO. Featured Image I’ve got a friend who’s an incurable Pandora guy, and one Saturday while we were making dinner, he found a station called Yacht Rock. “A tongue-in-cheek name for the breezy sounds of late ’70s/early ’80s soft rock” is Pandora’s definition, […]

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The children sent to a DR Congo ‘holiday camp’ never to come back | BBC News

Joanna Heywood, BBC News Abdula Libenge holds a picture of his missing daughter. Benoit De Freine.Featured Image A court in Belgium is investigating an orphanage for alleged abduction and trafficking of children from the Democratic Republic of Congo. Children were brought to Belgium and adopted by families who had been told they were orphans. Years […]

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Our democracy’s founding ideals were false when they were written. Black Americans have fought to make them true. | The New York Times Magazine

Nikole Hannah-Jones, The New York Times Magazine ARTWORK BY ADAM PENDLETON. Featured Image My dad always flew an American flag in our front yard. The blue paint on our two-story house was perennially chipping; the fence, or the rail by the stairs, or the front door, existed in a perpetual state of disrepair, but that […]

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3-year-old uses lemonade stand profits to buy diapers for babies in need | KMOV4

Associated Press, KMOV4 Photos: Ava’s Lemonade, Durham Rescue Mission via Facebook. Featured Image DURHAM, N.C. (AP) — A 3-year-old North Carolina girl and her mother have come up with a sweet way to help struggling mothers provide for their children. Ava Lewis opened a lemonade stand in front of her mother’s hair salon, with the […]

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