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School Board Members Lead Crusade to Ban Toni Morrison From Virginia Schools

The ground-breaking 1970 novel "The Bluest Eye,” by Nobel Prize-winning author Toni Morrison, was deemed “extremely disturbing” by Virginia Beach at-large school board member...

This Day in History: Basketball Superstar Wilt Chamberlain

Wilt Chamberlain, at over 7 feet tall, towered over the competition throughout his record-breaking career in the N.B.A. and beyond. By his 1978 induction into...

African Novelist Abdulrazak Gurnah Shocked at Nobel Prize Win

When the Swedish Academy called to inform Author Abdulrazak Gurnah of his Nobel Prize win, the 73-year-old dismissed the caller as a prankster while...

Five Must-See Movies and Shows to Stream in October

From the deadly Netflix hit that took the world by storm to a gothic hidden gem for your next fright night, these are five...

‘Can You See Me?’ Asks First Black Trans Woman on the HIV Presidential Council

Tori Cooper wears a “Stop Killing Black Trans Women” shirt while declaring her love of house music and debunking misinformation on the ongoing HIV...

Caribbean Island Guanaja Engulfed in Flames, Hundreds Evacuate

A fire broke out on Guanaja, the Bay Island of Honduras known for bustling tourism. “We can confirm that we have no human losses but...

October Is Breast Cancer Awareness Month

With an estimated 281,550 new breast cancer cases this year alone, awareness is essential. President Biden ushered in Breast Cancer Awareness Month 2021 with a...

On This Day: This Forgotten Massacre Claimed 150 Black Lives

The little-known Opelousas Massacre of 1868 represented a pivotal turning point in the Reconstruction-era South. A white supremacist group in Louisiana’s St. Landry Parish...

Five Artists Influenced By Miles Davis

Multiple Grammy-Award winner Miles Davis revolutionized jazz many times throughout his lengthy career. Today marks the 30th anniversary of his passing. From his origins in “Be-Bop,”...

‘Missing White Woman Syndrome’ Fails Indigenous People

As coverage of Gabby Petito’s disappearance continues to flood news headlines, Indigenous missing persons cases remain unheard. At least 710 Indigenous people were recorded...

Did You Know Philosopher Édouard Glissant was Born on This Day?

Novelist, poet and philosopher Édouard Glissant developed concepts influential to modern anti-colonial scholarship, and connected with students as a Distinguished Professor at the CUNY...

The Legacy of Flo-Jo, Track and Field Olympian

Florence “Flo-Jo” Griffith Joyner, in a one-legged blue bodysuit, bolted from the starting blocks and into the world record books at the 1988 Olympic...

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