DAVID WEBBER: A remembrance of the Million Man March at its 25th anniversary

The Million Man March on Oct. 16, 1995, should have a larger place in America’s memory of racial history.It was a beautiful fall day listening to major speakers, including Maya Angelou, Jesse Jackson and Rosa Parks, as well as Farrakhan.It filled the National Mall like a presidential inauguration. I know. I was there 25 years ago and wrote my...

Senate Passes Bill to Create African American Burial Grounds Network

The U.S. Senate unanimously passed legislation that would better protect historic African American cemeteries. The measure also paves the way for the creation of an African American Burial Grounds Network. “We know that for too long in too many parts of our country, Black families were blocked from burying their loved ones in white cemeteries,” Sen. Sherrod Brown (D-Ohio) remarked. “These men...

African Americans have long defied white supremacy and celebrated Black culture in public spaces

From Richmond to New York City to Seattle, anti-racist activists are getting results as Confederate monuments are coming down by the dozens.In Richmond, Virginia, protesters have changed the story of Lee Circle, home to a 130-year-old monument to Confederate General Robert E. Lee. It’s now a new community space where graffiti, music and projected images turn the statue of...