During an interview for the cover of L’Officiel’s July 2021 issue, 20-year-old singer Willow Smith provided some shocking revelations about her experience while touring with her mother Jada Pinkett Smith, her mom facing “intense racism and sexism,” and how it impacted her own music career. Willow Smith stated; “My mom got so much hate. It […]

A new study shows large metropolitan areas are more segregated now than they were in the 1990s. About 81% of areas with more than 200,000 residents showed they were more segregated even with equal housing laws in place. These segregated areas continue to increase and have led to poorer outcomes for Black people. According to […]

It wasn’t until George Floyd’s murder that Jared Middleton, a high school special education teacher in Springdale, Arkansas, began to criticize history lessons that didn’t include multiple perspectives or discussions of lasting implications. Along with Middletons recognition that schools have long ignored the history of People of Color, several other teachers have encountered the incorporate […]

Strange Fruit. The truth. The United States vs. Billie Holiday movie on Hulu is an amazing movie. Andra Day’s performance is stellar. I did not see Andra I was watching Lady Day. Andra Day is an artist in every way imaginable, it’s almost as if she channeled Billie Holiday’s spirit through her. This movie can […]

A video showing a white woman accusing a Black musician’ son of stealing her iPhone and lunging at him in a hotel is currently going viral. Grammy winning jazz musician Keyon Harold posted a video to his Instagram that showed the confrontation that occurred between his son and an unidentified woman at the Arlo Soho […]

President-In-Waiting Joe Biden is a voice of calm and reason, in an era or chaos and lies. Biden addressed the Nation late Friday night, as ballots counting continued in four battleground states. In stark contrast to #45, Biden’s speech celebrated the democratic process of counting every vote. He acknowledge his growing lead in Georgia, Arizona, […]

In 2014 a group of Black community leaders in Rochester came together to ensure that we have a seat at the table when it comes to policies and procedures that impact us. Jackie Campbell, one of the founding members of The Black Agenda Group, says the organization is made up of volunteers who are on […]

In response to the deaths of George Floyd in Minneapolis and Ahmaud Arbery in Georgia, the Urban League of Rochester decided that it was time to make its voice heard on a larger scale. The group has spent many long hours organizing its first Interrupt Racism Summit, which will begin at 9 a.m. to 4 […]

John Boyega directed and starred in an ad based on his personal experience for the British fragrance brand Jo Malone. After he shot and submitted the ad, Jo Malone reshot the entire thing, replaced the actor with Liu Haoran and excluded all the Black people that who originally starred so that it was more appealing […]

Back in May, Christian Cooper uploaded a video that showed him asking a woman to put a leash on her dog. She proceeded to call the police, saying that a Black man was threatening her life. Amy Cooper, the woman in the video, has been charged with a misdemeanor for making false accusations when she […]

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