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Ruby Bridges

Ruby Bridges is most widely known to  the first African American to attend an all white  elementary school. She was ironically born on September 8, 1954 – the same year the Supreme Court’s decision… 192 more words

People

Parents call homework assignment racist

Some parents in North Carolina say their kindergarten students were given racist homework.

Worksheets, depicting angry white people shouting at African-Americans and holding signs with hateful messages, were given to the kids. 115 more words

News

A Picture

American writer Kurt Vonnegut has a tradition, which is using recurring themes and characters in his novels, just like J. D. Salinger. Salinger also employs the Glass family in his… 306 more words

Writing

Compelling Photographs & Their Stories: Ruby Bridges

I adore the visual medium, specially Black & White photographs.

And I’ve observed, in the backdrop of a riveting photo is often a mighty interesting story. 271 more words

The World

Let It Shine: On Black Women Freedom Fighters

See, in Indian schools (the ones I attended, at least) we focused only briefly on the Civil Rights Movement*, and knew very little about figures like Martin Luther King Jr., except for the fact that he existed and that he, like Gandhi, was murdered for the goodness and strength he possessed. 1,788 more words

Picturebooks

Which Path?*

Our closest
animal-
-relatives, chimpanzees–
are predisposed
to heart-thunking,
shocking
brutality,

Also.

In this world
where some won’t eat meat
for harm done
to sentient… 122 more words

10 Black Female Icons Who Are Still Living [EXCLUSIVE AUDIO]

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Who run the world? These 10 black female icons, who are still living and making change. Click on the audio player to hear… 169 more words

The DL Hughley Show