Washington Post’s first black female reporter: Newsrooms still aren’t diverse enough | Perspective | The Inquirer, Philly.com

Dorothy Butler Gilliam, For the Inquirer, The Inquirer, Philly.com Dorothy Butler Gilliam in the fall of 1961 or early in 1962, soon after having arrived at The Washington Post. (Harry Naltchayan / Washington Post). Featured Image When I first walked into the Washington Post newsroom in 1961 as its first black female reporter, I felt […]

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Frederick Douglass died Feb. 20, 1895, just hours after his public makeup with Susan B. Anthony | The Washington Post

Steve Hendrix, The Washington Post A deathbed portrait of Frederick Douglass, taken at his home in February 1895. (National Park Service) (unknown/National Park Service). Featured Image When Frederick Douglass got home on the evening of Feb. 20, 1895, he was energized. A voluble storyteller prone to imitating his characters, the great man walked through the […]

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‘They’re pioneers’: Two women rise through the male-dominated ranks of D.C.’s fire department | The Washington Post

Dana Hedgpeth, The Washington Post Battalion Chiefs Queen Anunay, left, and Kishia Clemencia in Washington. Both lead mostly male teams in a field dominated by men. (Bonnie Jo Mount/The Washington Post). Featured Image A Young cadets Queen Anunay and Kishia Clemencia stood out in their class at the D.C. fire academy as being among the […]

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America doesn’t need another apology for slavery, but atonement | Dallas News

Joyce King, Contributor, Dallas News Black History Month, 2019, has been a sobering reality check for millions of white Americans who are expressing shock and outrage at everything from elected officials donning blackface to a beloved movie star’s admission he once wanted to take revenge on a random black man. America does not need another […]

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Cornel West to Teach Intro to African American Studies After 18-Year Break | The Crimson

Sophia S. Armenakas, The Crimson Cornel R. West ’74 spoke with Danielle S. Allen, Director of the Edmond J. Safra Center for Ethics, as a part of the center’s Diversity, Justice, and Democracy lecture series in 2016. Photo: Sidni M. Frederick. Featured Image Professor of the Practice of Public Philosophy Cornel R. West ’74 will […]

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Revisiting the Legacy of Howard Thurman, the Mystic of the Civil Rights Movement | Religion & Politics

Gene Zubovich, Religion & Politics Collection of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture, Gift of Howard Greenberg Gallery. Featured Image In February, local PBS stations will premiere an hour-long documentary about a theological giant of the twentieth century, Howard Thurman (1899-1981). Famous among activists for his influence on the civil rights […]

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