For This Dancer And Choreographer, Black Storytelling Centers Love — Not Suffering Roberts Profile

For dancer and choreographer Jamar Roberts, work means more than simply creating movement. It’s about recalling pivotal moments throughout history, his childhood and current events, and bringing them back to life. Roberts’ passion for Black storytelling is translated through the depth of research he does for each project, amplifying messages of love and tragedy for his audiences.

When Christian Colleges Fire ‘Woke’ Professors, Who Will Stop Them?

Professor Sam Joeckel’s 21-year tenure at Palm Beach Atlantic University ended after a single complaint from a parent who stated that Joeckel was indoctrinating his students. What started out as a typical day in February soon became a nightmare for Joeckel as the dean and provost of the university waited for him outside his classroom to inform him his teaching contract wouldn’t be renewed.

The Revival White Christians Are Missing

A Christian revival is typically defined as a continuous gathering that leads to an act of mass repentance. Though you won’t find the word “revival” used in the Bible, its likeness is seen all throughout scripture. Jesus breathing the Holy Spirit on his disciples in the upper room and the early days of the church during Pentecost are two biblical examples of revival (John 20:22-23; Acts 2). Each of these stories emphasizes aspects of what is typically understood to be a revival: a gathering of p

Conspiracy Theories Around Voting Aren’t Going Anywhere

Well before former president Donald Trump lost to President Biden in 2020, he began planting seeds of mistrust with the electoral process, suggesting that mail-in ballots were inherently suspicious and warning of widespread voting fraud. After he officially lost, he ramped up his false claims, blaming Biden’s victory on vote dumping and on Dominion Voting Systems switching votes for him and giving them to Biden.

Cultural Worker Marie Medjine Antoine Plants Seeds of a Green Economy

Cultural worker Marie Medjine Antoine is an and intern for RISE St. James, a faith-based environmental justice organization in Louisiana. Antoine couples a degree in sociology and Black studies with her passion for the arts. They advocate for divestment from polluting industries and investment in community-centered initiatives. “There really does need to be a divestment in the sense that these industries are funding the schools, the local economy, our politicians,” Antoine says. “It’s creating

What Is Environmental Activism? Youth of Color Creating Justice

Yancey Sanes grew up in the Bronx, and he’s now teaching the borough’s history of environmental activism to GenZ students at the very school he attended, Fannie Lou Hamer Freedom High School. The school faces Sheridan Boulevard, a multi-lane highway. Sanes’ interdisciplinary, co-taught course on environmental racism covers some infuriating New York City history. In the middle of the 20th century, the Cross-Bronx Expressway was the first large highway built through a city in the United States. T

Jackson’s Maisie Brown Links Social and Environmental Justice

Since her early teens, Maisie Brown has been using her digital media savvy to fight for racial equity: from joining the campaign to remove a Confederate emblem from the Mississippi state flag to supporting voting rights. In 2020, she joined the ACLU of Mississippi as their advocacy coordinator. But last August, when heavy rainfall and Pearl River flooding damaged Jackson’s already-faulty main water plant, her attention began to turn to . Brown put her social media presence to work, telling res

61 Questions to Ask Your Boyfriend to Get to Know Him Better

Whether you’ve been in a relationship for one month or two years, coming up with questions to ask your boyfriend will teach you a lot about one of the closest people in your life. Asking deep questions about their life before you were in the picture or even lighthearted questions like what their favorite movie is can strengthen your level of intimacy and trust with each other. If you think you know everything there is to know about your boyfriend, you’re probably wrong! Ask your boyfriend these

27 Lighthearted First Date Questions to Break the Ice

After getting over the humps of brainstorming first date ideas and what to wear, keeping a lively conversation with someone new can be challenging. Choosing first date questions ahead of time can help you to relax into conversation easier and avoid those uncomfortable moments of awkwardly sipping your water and clearing your throat as you figure out what to say next. Of course, you don’t want to just fire off questions at them — instead you might consider having a couple questions or topics in m

Ron DeSantis Is Erasing Black History From Florida Schools

This February marks the first Black History Month in Florida since governor Ron DeSantis announced his proposal for the “Stop W.O.K.E” act. Much of that proposal ended up being adopted into a sweeping bill called the “Individual Freedom Act,” which DeSantis signed into law. Given the chilling effect this legislation has had on public education in the Sunshine State, there are real questions about just how celebratory this month will actually be for Black history in classrooms. After all, just as

Remembering Black Power Organizations Accurately Is an Act of Resistance

Over 35 years after the Philadelphia Police Department bombed the home of the Black liberation organization MOVE, many questions linger about how the victims’ remains were handled over the years and the ways Black power organizations are generally treated which undermine their legacies. A tragic day for the families and community of the six adults and five children killed has been relived as the alleged remains of 14-year-old Katricia Dotson and 12-year-old Zanetta Dotson were passed back and f

Her Mom Went To Prison When She Was 13. Here's How It Affected Her Ability To Trust Other Women.

Steen, now a 24-year-old living in Seattle, was primarily raised by her father and grandmother in Florida even before the arrest, in part because of her mother’s persisting mental health struggles. Despite the distance between the two, she describes her relationship with her mom prior to incarceration as sometimes distant but still beautiful. “We weren’t super close because she wasn’t really around too heavy. She was always kind of just doing her own thing,” Steen said. “But I remember one thing

Hair Relaxers Pose More Risks For Black Women, Who Still Face Curl Bias

The beauty salon experience was many young Black girls’ one free pass to be in grown folks' business as they listened in on the neighborhood gossip. Salons littered with Jet and Essence magazines and R&B music setting the mood just right was a rite of passage. The 90s saw a boom in Black women straightening their hair and chemical straighteners only recently lost their momentum in the 2010s as the natural hair movement came in with full force.
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