The enslavement of Africans during the Transatlantic Slave Trade tore millions of people away from their families, deprived them of their human rights and left trauma spanning generations. The racist legacy reverberates today in harmful prejudices and beliefs that continue to impact people of African descent across the world.
The federal government has ended a pandemic-era expansion of the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program, commonly known as SNAP. That means the half-million Coloradans who use the program will see smaller benefit checks starting in March.
February 21, 2023
Why the College Board watered-down its new course on Black history
Yesterday was the first day of Black History Month. The College Board marked the occasion by releasing a revised framework for its new Advanced Placement (AP) course for African American Studies. The new version of the course, however, appears designed to mollify right-wing criticism.
When Councilman Chris Hinds arrived at the Cleo Parker Robinson Dance Theater in Denver Monday night there was no ramp to the stage.
“We just want to get out into the community and talk to folks and understand what history was known more anecdotally or passed down through family.”
November 17, 2022
Which Indigenous lands are you on? This map will show you
Native Land Digital, an Indigenous-led nonprofit based in Canada, is working to facilitate such conversations and document this history including by putting together a searchable map of Native territories, languages and treaties.
The U.S. Supreme Court has recently made some landmark decisions, such as the overturning of Roe vs. Wade and the erosion of states’ rights to regulate concealed weapons. But there is another critical case that is up for SCOTUS review in the fall term that most mainstream media outlets are not talking about. That is Brackeen v. Haaland.
“Students tackled the Louisiana literacy test, which was given to would-be Black voters in the 1960s. Every one of them failed.”
“Most people with invisible disabilities choose not to disclose these to their managers for fear of being seen as less capable and having their career progress stalled.”
February 4, 2022
The Problem with Erasing Race from the Holocaust
Last Monday on The View, Whoopi Goldberg inaccurately stated that the Holocaust was “not about race, but rather “man’s inhumanity to man” and that Jews and Nazis were just “two white groups of people”. Although she’s since apologized for her remarks, the network has suspended her for two weeks.