The Democratic Party prides itself on being inclusive and advocating for communities of color, but there was a time when racism was at the center of its policies.
The superintendent of the Great Hearts Texas charter school network has apologized after eighth-graders at a San Antonio school were given homework asking them to compare the “positive aspects” and the “negative aspects” of slavery. The title of the American history worksheet was: “The Life of Slaves: A Balanced View.”
A new report released this week shows American teenagers have been left shockingly ignorant by their schools when it comes to understanding slavery.
The contributions of Zora Neale Hurston—acclaimed author, anthropologist, and Harlem Renaissance icon—to American culture are immeasurable. But apparently she’s not quite done, because Harper Collins has announced the release of an unpublished work by Hurston, due out in May.
After John Kelly decided to share his fun views on the history of the Civil War, White House Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders weighed in with her own take on the issue during Tuesday’s press briefing. How did that all go?
A pro-Brexit Conservative member of the British parliament is facing calls for her removal by embattled Prime Minister Theresa May after she was caught on tape calling the idea of leaving the European Union without a plan a “real nigger in the woodpile.”
Sofia Coppola appears to still be having a bit of a hard time promoting her movie The Beguiled, a film set in the Civil War South. Fans noticed that while there is a black character—a slave named Hallie—in both the 1966 book the film is based on and a 1971 adaptation of the book, there was no such character in…
Sofia Coppola has been receiving a lot of fanfare for her latest movie The Beguiled, which stars Nicole Kidman, Colin Farrell, Kirsten Dunst, and Elle Fanning. It was a hit at Cannes, where Coppola became just the second woman to win the award for Best Director in the festival’s history.
As controversy continues to swirl around Southern states’ decisions to take down—or leave up—monuments to the Confederacy, a new historical marker going up in North Carolina will pay tribute to a slave named Will, who killed his white overseer in 1834.
As we all know, 1997 Seventeen magazine cover girl and Donald Trump’s faux feminist Iago Ivanka Trump has a book out, in which she repeats already oft-repeated platitudes about female empowerment in the workplace. While I have not read the book myself, the internet tells me that she makes broad points about work-life…