Holidays

Sure, they roll around at the same time every year, but somehow it’s still easy to be caught off-guard. Never again! Whether you’re planning ahead or at the very last minute, these handy holiday guides will help you make the most of your celebrations all year long.

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25 Best Books by Black Authors You’ll Want to Know About

These engaging and powerful books will stay with you long after you’ve finished them.

10 Black History Month Movies Worth Watching Year-Round

There are plenty of documentaries and films based on real-life heroes to stream if you want to give yourself a...


Why Black History Month Is More Important Than Ever

While it's important to celebrate Black culture and contributions, it's equally important to acknowledge how society still oppresses and discriminates...


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16 Ways to Celebrate Black History Month

Here are just some of the things to do, read, and see to immerse yourself in the rich history of...


11 “Facts” About the Civil Rights Movement That Aren’t True

Separating fact from fiction isn’t just important from a historical perspective—it’s also essential in winning today’s fight against racial injustice.

18 Facts You Didn’t Know About Black History Month

In honor of Black History Month, here are some facts about Black history in America that even history buffs may...


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15 Things About Black History Month You Didn’t Learn in School

From the first African American to fly across the country to the first Black presidential candidate, there's a lot you...

12 Martin Luther King, Jr. “Facts” That Just Aren’t True

Think you know everything there is to know about the civil rights legend’s life? Here’s the truth behind some common...


14 Rarely Seen Photos of Martin Luther King, Jr.

Martin Luther King, Jr. led the Civil Rights Movement in the United States from the mid-1950s until his death by...


I Think Black History Month Should Last All Year

We know about Harriet Tubman and Martin Luther 
King Jr., of course. But our American history lessons skip 
over so...


20 Maya Angelou Quotes to Uplift and Inspire You

Let these words from the beloved poet and civil rights activist embolden you.

The Nicest Place in California: Rio Vista

When a Black man shares that he’s afraid to walk the streets lest he be racially profiled, his neighbors come...


I’m a Black Woman Partnered with a White Man—And Here’s How We Talk About Race

Tips for turning an uncomfortable conversation about race into an opportunity for growth.


35 Black Americans You Didn’t Learn About in History Class

It's about time these incredible Americans get the acknowledgment they deserve.


Why Desegregation Didn’t Put an End to Racism in America

On the Civil Rights Trail: “What we needed was equality, but what we got was integration.”


10 Thought-Provoking Movies to Watch on Martin Luther King, Jr. Day

Revisit the history of the Civil Rights era and the incredible legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. in these...

10 Quotes From People Who Demanded Respect

From a civil rights icon to a feminist who fought for women's rights, these ten social reformers spoke out for...