Tag: Black People

‘Stop the Steal’ Didn’t Start With Trump

Not that this was a shock. As an accusation, “voter fraud” has been used historically to disparage the participation of Black voters and immigrants — to cast their votes as illegitimate. And Obama came to office on the strength of historic turnout among Black Americans and other nonwhite groups. To the conservative grass roots, Obama’s […]

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Ted Lumpkin Jr., a Tuskegee Airman, Dies at 100

This obituary is part of a series about people who have died in the coronavirus pandemic. Read about others here. Ted Lumpkin Jr. had a story about his time as a member of the Tuskegee Airmen, the first Black flying unit in American military history. His fighter group was flying missions out of Ramitelli Air […]

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The Coronavirus Is Erasing Minority Women from the Workforce

For years, the story of working women in the United States has been one of slow but steady progress. Against this backdrop, the latest monthly employment figures from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics delivered an acute shock. A net total of 144,00 jobs were lost in December, the clear effect of the continuing economic […]

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Children In Black And Latino Households More Likely To Experience Hardships Due To COVID-19

NewsOne Featured Video Child Trends published a report Wednesday finding that Black and Latino Households are almost twice as likely as their white counterparts to experience three or more hardships related to the COVID-19 pandemic. New analysis from @cmpadilla12 & @DanaLThomson adds to evidence that the COVID-19 has been especially harmful to Latino and Black […]

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‘One Night in Miami’ Review: Regina King Directs and Leslie Odom Jr. Stars

Malcolm tries to push Cooke in another direction, arguing that the job of successful Black artists isn’t to court white approval but to use their fame and talent to advance the cause of their own people. The dramatic nerve center of the film, adapted by Kemp Powers from his own play, is the quarrel between […]

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The Enduring Legacy of the Kamoinge Workshop, Finally in the Spotlight

It’s only fairly recently that the mainstream art world, which likes to think of itself as progressive, has fully begun to embrace the idea that Black art matters. Even a few decades ago, if you were an African-American artist, you could realistically expect to find your work excluded from major — i.e. white-run — museums. […]

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When Getting High Is a Hobby, Not a Habit

Here, Hart goes quite a bit farther. He has been studying the neurochemistry of different drugs for years, including crack cocaine and methamphetamine. He summarizes his research findings in this way: “I discovered that the predominant effects produced by the drugs discussed in this book are positive. It didn’t matter whether the drug in question […]

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Vogue Cover Did Kamala Harris Wrong, Internet Says

Though it might seem, in light of all that is going on currently in Washington, D.C., the least of the matter, on Sunday a leaked shot of Vice President-elect’s Kamala D. Harris’s Vogue cover set off an unexpected firestorm. February’s issue features Ms. Harris in a dark jacket by Donald Deal, skinny pants, Converse and […]

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How High-End Restaurants Have Failed Black Female Chefs

In response, the company announced that its senior leadership was working with an inclusion expert, Dr. James Pogue, on anti-bias training. The company has vowed to keep “diversity and inclusion front of mind” in its hiring, a spokeswoman said, and to create “safe forums for everyone at U.S.H.G. to have uncomfortable, challenging conversations surrounding race […]

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Trainer Barred in New York and Other States for Giving Horse a Racist Name

The New York Racing Association on Saturday barred a prominent trainer from competitions on its circuit for changing the name of one of his horses to a racial slur and taunting a Black analyst for the horse racing network TVG. The trainer, Eric Guillot, can no longer enter horses or have stalls on the nation’s […]

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I Desegregated the University of Georgia. History Is Still in the Making.

A few months before we enrolled in college, 6-year-old Ruby Bridges exercised her right to enroll in the all-white William Frantz Elementary School in New Orleans. Her walk, accompanied by federal marshals, was immortalized in the Norman Rockwell painting “The Problem We All Live With.” (The same painting formed a shadow in Bria Goeller’s photo […]

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The Capitol Attack and the Myth of American Innocence

The days leading up to the mob invasion of the Capitol presented several echoes of the intricately planned coup d’état carried out against the city government of Wilmington, N.C., in 1898. White supremacists overthrew a government that had been elected through an alliance that included African-Americans and white progressives. As Mr. Hofstadter and Michael Wallace […]

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Mike Tomlin Reaches Another N.F.L. Postseason With Fewer Black Peers

Maurkice Pouncey, the Pittsburgh Steelers’ Pro Bowl center, has been around Mike Tomlin long enough to decipher his coach’s body language. “You see him, and then the next thing you know, he’s so locked in,” Pouncey, a Steeler since 2010, said during a recent telephone interview. “You’re like, ‘Dang. I know not to mess around.’ […]

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Chicago Students Return to School on Monday. Will Their Teachers?

As 6,000 prekindergarten and special education students prepare to return to Chicago school buildings on Monday for the first time since March, a question looms: How many of their teachers will be there to greet them? The city’s mayor, Lori Lightfoot, has argued that giving parents the option of sending their children to school in […]

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What The Covid Vaccine Really Means For And To Black People

NewsOne Featured Video Source: Joe Raedle / Getty Dr. Armen Henderson is decidedly part of the coronavirus vaccine solution, not the problem. The 35-year-old internal medicine physician in Florida has worked in a hospital full time for about the last four years or so and has always focused on the needs of vulnerable populations, particularly […]

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Confederate Battle Flag in the Capitol: A ‘Jarring’ First in U.S. History

A Muslim American college student said he had fought back tears when he saw the image of a Trump supporter carrying the Confederate battle flag through the halls of the Capitol on Wednesday. A Black Senate aide who for years has walked confidently through the halls of Congress said his feelings of safety had crumbled […]

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Meena Harris, Building That Brand

Meena Harris, a lawyer and former tech executive, used to make statement T-shirts as a side job. Her most famous read, simply, “Phenomenal Woman.” (Perhaps you saw it on Instagram, worn by celebrities including Serena Williams, Lizzo, Ciara, Viola Davis, Laverne Cox and Eva Longoria.) She also made hats for the “Phenomenal Mother” and sweatshirts […]

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Officers Who Handcuffed Black Family Won’t Be Charged, Prosecutors Say

Prosecutors in Colorado said this week that they would not charge two police officers who drew their guns and handcuffed a Black family, including two girls, after suspecting them of riding in a stolen car. The encounter with the Aurora police last August was recorded on a widely shared video that showed four children lying […]

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Miya Ponsetto Faces Charges for Accusing a Black Teen of Stealing Her Phone at a SoHo Hotel

For Miya Ponsetto, a nationally televised interview was an opportunity to apologize, her lawyer said, for falsely accusing a Black teenager of stealing her cellphone — and then tackling him — in the lobby of a SoHo hotel. Instead, Ms. Ponsetto, 22, went off script. She stormed out of the disastrous interview with “CBS This […]

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Eugene Wright, Longtime Brubeck Quartet Bassist, Dies at 97

Eugene Wright, a distinguished bass player who toured the world and recorded some 30 albums, including the landmark “Time Out,” in his decade with the Dave Brubeck Quartet, died on Dec. 30 in the Valley Glen neighborhood of Los Angeles. He was 97. Caroline Howard, the executor of Mr. Wright’s estate, confirmed his death, at […]

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The Sounds Before They Stormed

Hi everyone, we would say “Happy New Year” but that feels tonally off at this point, so instead we’ll say: We made it through the first full week of 2021! If the last year has taught us anything, it’s how to adapt to the unexpected. So while we started the week covering Georgia’s Senate runoff […]

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Biden Picks Dr. Nunez-Smith to Lead Health Equity Task Force

Growing up in the United States Virgin Islands, Dr. Marcella Nunez-Smith saw firsthand what can happen in a community with limited access to health care. Her father, Moleto “Bishop” Smith Sr., was only in his 40s when he suffered a debilitating stroke that left him partly paralyzed and with slurred speech. The cause was high […]

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America in 2021: Racial Progress in the South, a White Mob in the Capitol

ATLANTA — The day after Georgia elected a Black descendant of sharecroppers and a young Jewish filmmaker to be U.S. senators, underscoring the rising political power of racial and religious minorities, the forces of white grievance politics struck back. At the “People’s House” in Washington, a predominantly white mob in support of President Trump’s attempts […]

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We Need a Second Great Migration

Of course questions — and doubts — abound about such a proposal. Questions like: Isn’t the proposal racist on its face? No. The point here is not to impose a new racial hierarchy, but to remove an existing one. Race, as we have come to understand it, is a fiction; but, racism, as we have […]

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Running Out the Clock on Trump Is Cowardly and Dangerous

There was no punishment for the men who planned this attempted coup. So there was no reason not to try again. After the 1876 election, the White League seized New Orleans for a second time, ensuring victory for Francis T. Nicholls, the Democratic candidate for governor, and effectively ending Reconstruction in the state. Just as […]

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‘What a Joke.’ Black Lives Matter Activists Note Contrast in Police Response at Capitol

While protesting the police killing of a Black teenager in Ferguson, Mo., several years ago, Johnetta Elzie said she was manhandled by officers. She said they pointed rifles at Black women who were pushing toddlers in strollers and cursed at them to turn around. Similar scenes unfolded all summer, as police officers clashed with scores […]

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The Capitol Riot Showed Us America’s Ugly Truth

This is America. This has always been America. If this were not America, this coup attempt would not have happened. It’s time we face this ugly truth, let it sink into the marrow of our bones, let it move us to action. With everything that took place in Washington on Wednesday, it was easy to […]

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N.Y.P.D. to Interview Woman in SoHo Arlo Hotel Incident

For more than a week, the authorities in New York City have faced mounting public pressure to arrest a woman caught on video tackling a Black teenager in the lobby of a boutique hotel in SoHo after falsely accusing him of stealing her cellphone. Now, detectives are traveling to California to interview the woman, the […]

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The Composer Tyshawn Sorey Enters a New Phase

Iyer sensed Sorey’s unease with the role of a drummer, “something that was both too much and not enough for him.” Sorey loved playing with Fieldwork, but it infuriated him that when they went on tour, people saw him as the large Black man pounding the drums — “someone who’s supposed to perform music designed […]

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Why Warnock and Ossoff Won in Georgia

Two months ago, Republicans in Georgia won more votes for Senate than the Democratic candidates, even as Joe Biden defeated President Trump at the top of the ticket. On Tuesday for the runoff races, the Georgia electorate was very different; so was the outcome. Jon Ossoff and Raphael Warnock prevailed in Georgia with the help […]

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Ossoff and Warnock Win in Georgia, Democrats to Gain Control of Senate

Mr. Perdue, 71, and Ms. Loeffler, 50, are both white millionaires who adopted more conservative policy positions on issues like gun rights and abortion. They also made the case to voters that their business success gave them real-world experience in handling economic matters. Mr. Ossoff, 33, and Mr. Warnock, 51, were a more diverse team, […]

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