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“…The great force of history comes from the fact that we carry it within us, are unconsciously controlled by it in many ways, and history is literally present in all that we do.” James Baldwin


City of Chicago’s 175th Birthday

Today marks the 175th Birthday of the city of Chicago, first settled by Jean Baptiste Pointe DuSable, a black man. A good day to check out Chicago’s DuSable Museum of African American History.

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On this date in American history: The “Weeping Time”

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Jeremy Lin’s Triumph Over Stereotype Threat

Why low expectations based on our race or gender can be so hard to overcome.
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Happy 145th Birthday to Howard University!


Swann Galleries African Americana Auction Becomes Annual Rite


Fisher v. University of Texas at Austin challenges affirmative action in higher education


Biracial Man, 24, Goes From Homeless to Mayor


Children in LGBT families of color face double stigma


KKK flyers distributed to homes in Georgia town


Happy Birthday, Harry Belafonte, life-long advocate for human rights!