Black Women, Police Violence, and Mental Illness

By Celeste Henery

When I heard about Charleena Lyles—I remembered Eleanor Bumpurs, Deborah Danner, and Sophia King. All four were black women with ...
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Who We Talk About When We Talk About Gentrification

By Brian D. Goldstein

When the topic of gentrification is at hand, recent headlines suggest the stakes of the debate. “Gentrification Isn’t a Benign ...
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Uncovering Lisbon’s Forgotten History of Slavery

By Yesenia Barragan

By all accounts, the Portuguese capital of Lisbon is a strikingly beautiful city, but—like so many entrepôt Mediterranean cities of ...
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Contested Bodies: A New Book on Black Motherhood and Slavery in Jamaica

By Ibram X. Kendi

This post is part of my blog series that announces the publication of selected new books in African American History ...
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The Environment as Freedom: A Decolonial Reimagining

By Malini Ranganathan

“The environmental movement is, in my view, the greatest threat to freedom and prosperity in the modern world” said Myron ...
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On Hip Hop and Growing Up in Philadelphia: An Interview with MK Asante

By Darryl Robertson

This month I interviewed MK Asante. Asante is a best-selling author, award-winning filmmaker, recording artist, and professor. He studied at ...
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