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Manistee racial diversity group receives $15,000 grant

MANISTEE — Michigan projects exploring a range of humanities topics, including a conference, a festival, exhibits and oral histories received a boost in funding this month. A Manistee nonprofit is among them. Michigan Humanities recently announced $210,620 in grants was awarded to 15 organizations in support of public humanities...

VOICES OF CHANGE: Breaking barriers, building belief and belonging

THE UK celebrated Black History Month in October, an opportunity to acknowledge the achievements of generations who paved the way for two million black people to call this country their home. But as attention shifts, undertones of subtle and overt forms of descrimination persist, while countless victories remain untold. Through...
Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Robert Hill: Our city is lucky Pitt’s first Black graduate came back

One hundred twenty-five years ago, in 1897, Black Pittsburgh native John Paul Golden and his wife Frances gave up on Pittsburgh and relocated to Georgetown, South Carolina. He had earned his doctor of medicine degree from Western University Medical College (today’s University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine) in 1888. That makes him Pitt’s first Black graduate.

HBCU Alumna Creates First Digital Financial Card Game for Black Youth to Close Racial Wealth Gap

In the United States, the total racial wealth gap is more than $10 trillion, meaning millions of families of color are disproportionately disadvantaged, lacking resources, mobility, and stability. Ruby Taylor, MSW, the creator of a game called Play Win Invest, is tackling the inequity by making learning about wealth creation engaging and entertaining.

A Night to Remember

Alumni and friends gathered October 28, 2022, for the first-ever Black Alumni Advisory Council (BAAC) Gala to reconnect with classmates, rediscover their alma mater and pay it forward to students. They honored former Associate Dean of Students and University Ombudsman James Harris ’68, ’70 MA, recognized BAAC Rising Star Medinah Muhammed ’16 and celebrated the legacy of Sam Mills ’81. Proceeds raised from the gala supported the Emergency, EOF and James Harris book funds.

Labour's failure to tackle racism could cost them long-term

The British Labour Party's inability to address long-standing issues of systemic racism could hinder their political success if it continues to take black voters for granted, writes Richard Sudan. The Labour Party has a problem with racism, both in terms of how Labour staff members are treated and the fact...
Santa Barbara Independent

Another Racial Incident at Santa Barbara Junior High

The Santa Barbara Unified School District is in damage-control mode after Santa Barbara Junior High School experienced another racial incident. Unlike the physical assault by students on a Black classmate in February, this one involved the verbal use of the N-word by the junior high principal Daniel Dupont. The earlier...

Manchester & Slavery: Official Black History Month FREE tours

Manchester prospered from the horrors of slavery for much of the 18th century but the growing town was soon leading the campaign for its abolition. The turning point was a meeting held at the Manchester Collegiate Church (now Manchester Cathedral) on 28 October 1787 fronted by the abolitionist Thomas Clarkson. “When I went into the church,” Clarkson recalled, “it was so full that I could scarcely get to my place; for notice had been publicly given, though I knew nothing of it, that such a discourse would be delivered. I was surprised also to find a great crowd of black people standing round the pulpit. There might be forty or fifty of them. The text that I took, as the best to be found in such a hurry, was the following: ‘Thou shalt not oppress a stranger, for ye know the heart of a stranger, seeing ye were strangers in the land of Egypt’”.