Yes, mourning is an acknowledgment of loss. But the late scholar bell hooks argued that it is also a way of honoring our commitment to those who have died.
The recent effort to make the anniversary a federal holiday is undermined by the simultaneous attack on critical race theory and curricula focused on the enduring legacy of slavery.
The spectacle of Wednesday’s tepid police response to riotous mobs shocked many. But the passivity is not some surprising anomaly—it is the status quo.
Companies and state governments are finally recognizing Emancipation Day as an official holiday, but black Americans have honored its significance all along.
The nationwide protests against police killings have been called un-American by critics, but rebellion has always been used to defend liberty.
This fall's two new shows with primarily black casts don't change the reality that "black TV" has gone mostly extinct.