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In 1926, when Carter G. Woodson started Negro History Week — which has since evolved into Black History Month — his vision was to preserve the contributions of Black people to the history of the world and combat their erasure from a fuller narrative.

Each year, the Association for the Study of African American Life and History, a group Woodson founded, provi

'I wiped my eyes and wrote the facts'

On the eve of Tyre Nichols’ funeral, I could not calm my nerves. Memphis was covered in ice, and there seemed to be no end to the freezing rain falling from the sky.

I realized I would have a front row seat to history the next morning, but I did not want to be there.

Who would?

As a reporter, I felt tasked with the duty of accurately representing this funeral and the vile circumstances that led to it. As a Black reporter, I felt a duty to bear witness to his unjust death and the burden of grief that came with it.

A new museum and clinic will honor the enslaved “Mothers of Gynecology”

33 S. Perry Street in Montgomery, Alabama, is a site of harrowing sacrifice that birthed modern gynecology. But though many know the breakthroughs that happened there, the dozens of enslaved women and girls who suffered for the medical standards that exist today are often erased.

Artist Michelle Browder is giving that space, and those women, a chance to speak. She purchased the site in February with plans to honor the memories of these women and girls. Less than a mile away from the state capit

At Cummings K-8, community members wrap their arms around neighborhood kids

As middle-schoolers mill about at the top of a set of stairs leading up to Cummings K-8 and crunch the fall leaves below, Anthony Boyce Canada stands watch with his hoodie pulled tight.

A little girl who stands barely higher than his knee trips and lands face down. He picks her up. She hobbles but hesitates to put weight on one foot. Canada walks the girl up the remaining steps, where the school’s assistant principal carries her into the building.

On this brisk fall morning, Canada and two other men stand in the gaps physically and metaphorically, there in the moments when children are away from the watchful eyes of parents and teachers.

Children with disabilities face challenges in, out of detention

School environments that rely on harsh punishments to control classrooms often leave children with learning and behavioral disabilities more likely to be suspended, fall behind in school and enter the juvenile justice system.

Although they made up less than 13% of all public school students in the 2015-16 school year, according to the most recent data available, kids with learning and behavioral disabilities were arrested nearly three times more often than students without such challenges.