Inspired by Du Bois, Cory Booker reflects on the individual yearning of black men as essential to collective struggle. For him, the gift of his skin color is in allowing a better appreciation of the texture of humanity and a deeper ability to feel compassion.
How do we teach our children to be aware, to question, to be tolerant, to be resilient and righteous? How do we nurture their brilliance and bravery? A photoquote from poet Elizabeth Alexander, inspired by W.E.B. Du Bois
Will black Mormons vote for Romney or Obama? Guest contributor W. Paul Reeve offers a historical perspective of African Americans in the LDS Church -- and the decisions they must make in a pivotal election year.
As we begin Black History Month, here’s a letter from 1865 making the rounds. In it, Jourdan Anderson, a former slave, responds to his former master Colonel P.H. Anderson, who had written to invite him back to the plantation.
See video of Tiya Miles explaining why history matters, and why she pushes it past its normal boundaries.
How we arrived at choosing the late Lucille Clifton's "won't you celebrate with me" — with video.
The process of giving, taking, receiving a name holds deep meaning. Miller's story about the evolution of his own name, and that of his children. Tell us yours.
The late Joe Carter tells the back story of a well-known spiritual.
A retired butler at the White House misses the chance to tell his Helene about the first black man bound for the Oval Office.
The story of a woman whose son was murdered, and her struggle to end the cycle of violence in north Minneapolis.
Picking actualities and music elements is no small task, and we take it seriously. Here's our approach.
Krista reflects on a recent trip she took to Oxford, Mississippi — the setting for the first 2008 U.S. presidential debate.
I wanted to share a tremendously informative piece of writing that came into my inbox yesterday — an essay by Omer M. Mozaffar about the passing of Warith Deen (often referred to as W.Deen) Mohammed titled “American Islam Enters its Next Phase.” Mohammed was a gentle but towering figure in the history of Islam in the U.S., yet remains little known in the culture at large.