Black Woman-Owned Construction Firm Hired to Build New Terminals at JFK and Laguardia Airports | BlackBusiness.com

Staff, BlackBusiness.com PHOTOGRAPHED BY JOHNY PITTS. Featured Image Being a woman in the male-dominated construction industry could be challenging for some. But for Cheryl McKissack Daniel, who is the president and CEO of McKissack & McKissack, the oldest Black-owned and female-run construction company in the US, it always feels like home. Based in New York […]

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Sculptor Augusta Savage’s Towering Impact on the Harlem Renaissance | Artsy

Niama Safia Sandy, Artsy LINDSEY KILBRIDE / WJCT NEWS. Featured Image When I was in elementary school in the early 1990s, I would occasionally beg my mother for money to buy a book from the Scholastic Books circular. One year, I asked for a title called Great Women In the Struggle, the second volume in […]

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“When They See Us” Shows How Black Slang Was Criminalized For The Central Park 5 & It Still Is Today | Bustle

Nylah Burton, Bustle Atsushi Nishijima/Netflix. Featured Image Ava DuVernay’s new Netflix docuseries When They See Us depicts the heartbreaking story of the 1990 Central Park Five case in which a group of young Black and Latinx boys were convicted of a crime that they did not commit. Antron McCray, Kevin Richardson, Yusef Salaam, Raymond Santana, […]

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The FBI Admits Black Lives Matter Was Never a Threat. It’s White People You Should Be Worried About | The Root

Michael Harriot, The Root Last week, as Donald Trump curtsied before the Queen; as Congressional Democrats continued to cower from their constitutional obligations; while we took our horses down to Old Town Road, mounted Megan Thee Stallion’s bandwagon and watched what happens When They See Us, the Federal Bureau of Investigation admitted that prejudiced assumptions […]

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COMMENTARY: U.S. Attempt to Erase Harriet Tubman | The Afro-American

A. Scott Bolden, NNPA Newswire Correspondent, The Afro-American A photograph of Harriet Tubman is seen at the Harriet Tubman Underground Railroad State Park’s Visitor Center in Church Creek, Maryland. (State Dept./Astrid Riecken). Featured Image With uniquely American hypocrisy, the Trump Treasury Department has pushed back the 2016 plan to put escaped slave and Underground Railroad […]

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