Pollution Is Killing Black Americans. This Community Fought Back.

Four years later, hundreds of Warren County residents and environmental and civil rights activists were arrested as they rallied to stop construction of the landfill. A line of protesters lay in the street, blocking dump trucks full of the toxic soil. A group of mostly women and children clung to each other while being wrenched apart and dragged into...

Lena Waithe and Black Is King Stylist Zerina Akers Kick-Off New Creative Digital Series

By Brady Rhoades Anthony Anderson, the kid from Compton, the Hollywood power player, is his ancestors’ wildest dreams. He knows it, he feels it, but it’s not just a dream, it’s a challenge as the biggest civil rights battle since the 1960s plays out. So he’s emerged as a prominent figure in the Black Lives Matter movement. “We are...

Are reparations coming? Sheila Jackson Lee reintroduces bill to benefit African Americans

Are Black people finally going to receive the reparations activists have talked about for decades? In her first act of the 117th Congress, U.S. Rep. Sheila Jackson Lee (D-Texas) this week reintroduced legislation that would fund a commission to study and develop proposals for providing reparations to African Americans. "The commission shall examine slavery and discrimination in the colonies and the...