Netflix's 'Siempre Bruja' Is a Tone Deaf Erasure of Slavery's Trauma
A prime example of problematic Afro-Latinx narratives, this series finds a slave witch traveling through time to save her lover, the son of her master.
Black Power Naps
Reparations for Black People Should Include Rest
Just as sleep deprivation was used as a means to control slaves, the modern-day "sleep gap" weighs down many Black people today.
Black Power Naps
These Artists Want Black People to Sleep
In "Black Power Naps," Afro-Latinx artists Fannie Sosa and niv Acosta create a series of "devices" that invite Black people to rest and heal. Broadly has partnered with the artists on a magazine about sleep equity, rejuvenation, and resilience.
'Look at Me,' Today's Comic by Sami Alwani
Sami's brutal honestly not only torments him but also gets him into trouble.
Slavery as Punishment Just Became Illegal in Colorado
An 1897 constitutional provision allowed incarcerated people in Colorado to work for no pay. Amendment A, voted into law on Tuesday, officially abolished slavery as punishment for crimes in the state.
Kanye West Finally Answers That Trump Question
In a new interview, the Chicago rapper responds to Jimmy Kimmel's question about whether he thinks Donald Trump cares about black people.
A Wrongfully Jailed Artist Confronts America's Legacy of Slavery
“Our country makes money off of black bodies by keeping them in jail,” says Gianni Lee.
Finding the Paradox Game Within Roman History for 'Imperator: Rome'
"There was a dream that was Rome," and 'Imperator' must reconcile that with a more complicated reality.
Race and Health
Statue Celebrating Doctor Who Experimented on Slaves Moved From Central Park
J. Marion Sims, lauded as the “father of modern gynecology,” experimented on female slaves without consent or anesthesia.
NYC Will Move—But Not Remove—Statue of Gynecologist Who Experimented on Slaves
The statue of Dr. J. Marion Sims will be relocated from Central Park in Manhattan to Green-Wood Cemetery in Brooklyn. Some advocates say the decision is a "slap in the face."
Black History Month
The Incredible, 180-Year History of Brooklyn's First Black Enclave
How I ended up in Weeksville, a legendary hub of economic and intellectual freedom for black people.
Blacks Were Enslaved Well into the 1960s
More than 100 years after the Emancipation Proclamation, there were black people in the Deep South who had no idea they were free. These people were forced to work, violently tortured, and raped.