A Yale Student Who Makes and Teaches Black History

Kahlil Greene was elected as Yale’s first Black student body president in 2019, when he was a sophomore majoring in history, writes Adenike Olanrewaju. Off-campus, he is known to his more than 447,000 TikTok followers as a self-described “Gen-Z historian” who expounds on lesser-known aspects of American history like the Tuskegee medical experiment, as well…

What 2021 is Showing us about Black Lives Mattering

More than a year after the pivotal moment where millions of Americans witnessed the murder of George Floyd at the hands of those charged with the responsibility to serve and protect — and about two weeks after the salutary news that his killer would pay with a 22.5 year prison sentence — it seems like…

White Farmers Blocked a Much-Needed Federal Relief Program for Black Farmers. The Saga Proved Black Farmers won’t Overcome Racism Unless they take their Economic Future into their own Hands.

This month, in a historic step to redress racism, the United States Department of Agriculture planned to begin issuing $4 billion in debt relief to minority farmers around the country. The move follows a long and ugly record of discrimination, including by the USDA itself, writes Cornelius Blanding in an opinion column. Depressingly but not surprisingly, a group…

Unvaccinated People are “Variant Factories,” Infectious Diseases Expert says

Unvaccinated people do more than merely risk their own health. They’re also a risk to everyone if they become infected with coronavirus, infectious disease specialists say. That’s because the only source of new coronavirus variants is the body of an infected person. “Unvaccinated people are potential variant factories,” Dr. William Schaffner, a professor in the…

A Search Past Silence: The Literacy of Young Black Men

Do we operate from a deficit perspective or a profit perspective? A Black high school student, Derrick, is involved in a fistfight. A journal falls out of his pocket during the altercation. Two days later, the teacher approaches him after class, asking for a moment of his time. She returns his book and admits to…