A ā€˜Double Standardā€™: 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 inā€¦

Perfect MusicĀ Moments in Black History: Nina Simoneā€™s ā€˜4 Womenā€™

For a certain segment out there, I imagine that Jay-Zā€™s song ā€œThe Story of O.J.ā€ introduced them to Nina Simone (born Eunice Waymon). The song samples her famous 1966 song ā€œFour Women,ā€ released on the Wild Is the Wind album. For those who were introduced to her through Jay-Z, Iā€™m both happy and sad: happy because atā€¦

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 cityā€™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 ofā€¦