By Geoff Bennett, Mike Fritz
The historically Black neighborhood of West Oakland is changing, like much of California’s Bay Area—but longtime local residents are working on a project to immortalize their neighborhood’s legacy: the birthplace of the Black Panther Party. A grassroots museum and mural…
By Ivette Feliciano, Jason Blalock, Bryan Wiley
This month would have been Alvin Ailey’s 91st birthday; the celebrated modern dance visionary died in 1989. Decades later, his choreography is as vibrant as ever and his company, the Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater remains as innovative. Christopher Booker…
By Christopher Booker
Officials from the state of Virginia and the city of Richmond have tentatively decided the future of their now mostly relocated Confederate monuments.
By Associated Press
Karine Jean-Pierre on Wednesday became the first openly gay woman to deliver the White House press briefing and only the second Black woman in history to take on the role.
By Alexandra Jaffe, Associated Press
Referred to as “The Last Soul Company," Malaco Records, based in Jackson, Mississippi, has managed to outlast major record label competitors over the past 50 years. The small, mostly unheard-of independent record label has been home to multiple recording artists…
By Ivette Feliciano, Connie Kargbo
As much of the US faced a reckoning following the death of George Floyd, towns across the country began to look at racial justice in their own backyards. Led by two sisters, the JXN Project is a new initiative working…
By Ivette Feliciano
Founded in 1802, the U.S. Library of Congress is one of the world’s largest repositories of human knowledge. Now, a new initiative backed by a $15 million grant seeks to expand the National Archive to include diverse experiences. NewsHour Weekend’s…
By Bria Lloyd
A Black doctor’s key medical innovation from the 20th century is being used in the 21st century to try to treat patients with COVID-19. Dr. Charles Drew, the first African-American to receive a doctorate degree from…
By Candice Norwood
During a time of nationwide discussions about racial injustice, diversity and equity, four Black politicians whose elections were historic firsts spoke with the PBS NewsHour.
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