Black history month 2018

longreads

The Untold Story of Harlem's 'Whiskey Rebellion,' the Civil Rights Campaign for Black Liquor Salesmen

The fight against 'Jim Crow jobs' took blood, sweat, tears, and boycotts.
Cynthia R. Greenlee
2.22.18
longreads

Vertamae Smart-Grosvenor Is the Unsung Godmother of American Food Writing

'Vibration Cooking' was a landmark cookbook. But the culinary pioneer has yet to get her due.
Mayukh Sen
2.20.18
Comics!

Beyond 'Black Panther': You Need to Know These Black Comic Book Creators

We asked exhibitors at the inaugural BAM Black Comix Expo what it means to show their work at a black comics convention.
Matthew James-Wilson
2.20.18
New music

Rapper MIKE Is All About Love on His Floaty New EP

A tug-of-war between dark and uplifting moments makes 'Resistance Man' feel like the 19-year-old's most exciting work yet.
Tshepo Mokoena
2.16.18
Black Women Making History

Meet the Woman Behind the African Utopia in 'Black Panther'

Production designer Hannah Beachler built Wakanda as an Afrofuturist dream world.
Gabrielle Bruney
2.16.18
Black History Month

The Future of Science Is Black

I did not struggle through the academy as a Black girl from a marginalized socio-economic background just to teach white people that Black peoples are human.
Cynthia Malone
2.13.18
personal essay

In Japan, I Found Home Through Fried Chicken

I’m not the first person to say that food is our greatest diplomat, and I won’t be the last. But how else could I have found myself in another country, across the world, looking for a dish I grew up on?
Bryan Washington
2.13.18
Black Women Making History

Essayist Morgan Jerkins on Intersectionality and Her Remarkable New Book

Jerkins talks about her insightful new essay collection 'This Will Be My Undoing.'
Hope Reese
2.7.18
Faith

I Died, Met God, and Came Back as a Roots Healer

The first-person story of Bishop Dickerson, one of the last roots workers in Mississippi.
Bishop Dickerson
2.2.18
Black Women Making History

These Black Women Are Building Empowering Spaces in New York City

Visionary creative studio Maroon World's stunning photographs capture five black women who are having a profound impact on their communities.
Amirah Mercer
2.1.18
Black Women Making History

Black Lives Matter Cofounder Patrisse Khan-Cullors Is Only Getting Started

We talked to the activist about her new memoir, #MeToo, and the importance of self-care when you're pushing for major change.
Elizabeth Nicholas
2.1.18