A ‘Double Standard’: Black Parkland, Fla., Students Speak Out on Black Lives Matter Message Being Shut Down by School Days Before Shooting

Just one week before a mass shooting would launch their school into the national spotlight, students at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School put on a Black History Month show at the Parkland, Fla., school. In a last-minute, unrehearsed addition, black student organizers wanted to address a letter that had appeared in…

Perfect Music Moments in Black History: Nina Simone’s ‘4 Women’

For a certain segment out there, I imagine that Jay-Z’s song “The Story of O.J.” introduced them to Nina Simone (born Eunice Waymon). The song samples her famous 1966 song “Four Women,” released on the Wild Is the Wind album. For those who were introduced to her through Jay-Z, I’m both happy and sad: happy because at…

NYC Investigates Principal Who Barred Black History Month Lessons From Being Taught at Her Middle School: Report

The New York City Department of Education is investigating a white middle school principal in the city’s Bronx borough for racially hostile actions against staff and students of color. The most incendiary charge: that Principal Patricia Catania barred Black History Month lessons from being taught to the students of…