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Appropriation

Cultural Appropriation Was Always Inexcusable
‘I am not your moodboard’
It’s Trendy, and its Black.

Allyship

Allyship And #BlackLivesMatter: A Conversation Across Cultures
Rosa Clemente On Allyship And Confronting Anti-Blackness
How to Tell If You're Being a Good Ally

Algorithmic Bias

As Black creators gain sudden exposure on TikTok and Instagram, social media platforms begin to acknowledge inherent biases
Algorithmic Justice League
The Real Reason Tech Struggles With Algorithmic Bias

Anti-Black

'Boycott for Black Lives': People plan to stop spending in companies that don't support BLM
As big corporations say ‘black lives matter,’ their track records raise skepticism
Activists Are Pushing For Consumers To Support Black Businesses. Is It Sustainable?

Anti-Racism

'Me And White Supremacy' Helps You Do The Work Of Dismantling Racism
How Can Parents Make Their Kids Understand How To Be Anti-Racist?
Anti-racism: You may be doing it wrong. Here’s why.

Black Fishing

TikTok Star Addison Rae Has Been Accused of “Blackfishing”
From Blackface To Blackfishing
Blackfishing: 'Black is cool, unless you're actually black'

Breonna's Law

New Breonna Taylor Law Will Ban No-Knock Warrants in Louisville, Ky.
Louisville council passes 'Breonna's Law' banning no-knock warrants
No-Knock Warrants Banned In Louisville In Law Named For Breonna Taylor

Colorism

'Other People's Skin' Hightlights Colorism in Black Community
Lupita Nyong'o penning children's book about colorism
Fight Against Colorism Takes On Amazon: Beauty ‘Cannot Be One Skin Color’

Coded Language

The sneaky language today's politicians use to get away with racism and sexism
Coded Language Is Part of Our Racist Education System

Covid Deaths

Black Americans dying of Covid-19 at three times the rate of white people
What Do Coronavirus Racial Disparities Look Like State By State?
D.C.'s Black Residents Make Up Less Than Half The Population, 80% Of COVID-19 Deaths

Defund the Police

Protesters Call For Police To Be Defunded. But What Does That Mean?
Defunding The Police: What Would It Mean For The U.S.?
There's a growing call to defund the police. Here's what it means

Environmental Racism

Trump's EPA Concludes Environmental Racism Is Real
Environmental Justice & Environmental Racism
Why the Larger Climate Movement Is Finally Embracing the Fight Against Environmental Racism

Juneteenth

The History Of Juneteenth, And Why It Is Relevant Today
The Truth About Juneteenth

Lynchings

Remembering The Lynching Of Claude Neal
Police say deaths of black people by hanging are suicides. Many black people aren’t so sure.
America's legacy of lynching isn't all history. Many say it's still happening today

Medical Violence

'Bear Our Pain': The Plea For More Black Mental Health Workers
How Police Killings Lead To Poor Mental Health In The Black Community
If you wear a white coat, stand up for black lives

Microagression

Microaggressions Are A Big Deal: How To Talk Them Out And When To Walk Away
Microaggressions: Be Careful What You Say
It "makes you feel invisible"

Police in Schools

Do Police Officers Make Schools Safer or More Dangerous?
Do Police Officers In Schools Really Make Them Safer?
A movement to push police out of schools is growing nationwide. Here is why

Prison Labor

The Uncounted Workforce
Serving Time Should Not Mean ‘Prison Slavery’
Why US inmates launched a nationwide strike

Qualified Immunity

An Immune System
QUALIFIED IMMUNITY: EXPLAINED
Why police can violate your constitutional rights and suffer no consequences in court

Racial Gaslighting

This Woman’s Post About Racial Gaslighting Blew Up Online — Here’s Why It’s Important
'Racial gaslighting made me feel like a foreigner in my own home'
How to recognize if you're being racially gaslighted

Representation

Hollywood's Colorism Problem Can't Be Ignored Any Longer
After years of talking about diversity, the number of black leaders at US companies is still dismal
Posting a Black Square, but Not Black Faces

Reparations

Reparations Are a Concrete Way to Address Systemic Racism and Inequality
After years of talking about diversity, the number of black leaders at US companies is still dismal
Posting a Black Square, but Not Black Faces

Secret Feds

US attorney requests DHS investigation after video shows masked, camouflaged federal authorities arresting protesters in Portland
Federal agents in unmarked cars, 'wall of moms': Here's what's happening in Portland

Systemic Racism

What Systemic Racism Means And The Way It Harms Communities
Reparations Are a Concrete Way to Address Systemic Racism and Inequality

Voter Purging

Are States Purging Or Cleaning Voter Registration Rolls?
Democrats roll out new tool to combat voter purges

13th Amendment

'13th' Maps The Road From Slavery To Mass Incarceration
Slavery as a punishment for crimes is in the books in Ohio and lawmakers have been trying to change that for years
Why the United States Constitution Needs An Equal Rights Amendment