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Mainstream education often neglects Black history. TikTok, Freedom Schools and other resources are bridging the gap.
Recent efforts through social media and community education to teach about Black people's contributions are part of a long history of pushing back against Eurocentric instruction in schools.
Long burdened by environmental racism, activists in Memphis are turning the tide
Black women, particularly mothers, are leading efforts to treat people currently harmed by toxic neighborhoods and prevent future damage.
'I can be an example': After 107 years, a Latina will lead a national group of school principals
Raquel Martinez spoke with The 19th about the significance of her new role with the National Association of Secondary School Principals, her goals for the group and how growing up in a farmworker family has shaped her approach.
‘We are all bound up together’: The 19th’s fellows on the life and legacy of Frances Ellen Watkins Harper
On the anniversary of her passing, The 19th's fellows honor the “mother of African American journalism,” who our HBCU fellowship is named for.
In the world of eating disorder treatment, Black people are often misunderstood, unheard — or left out altogether
Black women in the field are working to disrupt eating disorder stereotypes, which create a vicious cycle that prevents people of color from getting diagnoses and treatment.
Jennifer McClellan projected to be first Black woman to represent Virginia in Congress
A leading voice on abortion and voting rights in the Virginia legislature, McClellan will join 27 other Black women lawmakers in the U.S. House.
Monica Roberts chronicled the lives — and deaths — of trans people as only she could
Before her death in 2020, the TransGriot founder fought against misgendering in media and used tough love to hold her Black and queer colleagues accountable.
We asked lovers of Black literature to curate a Black resistance reading list. Here’s what they chose.
A bookseller, librarian and children’s book author share their favorite books by Black women and LGBTQ+ authors that embody the theme of this year’s Black History Month.
Race, gender, romance — and guns: ‘The Survivalists’ explores creating control in life’s daily chaos
In Kashana Cauley’s debut novel, one Black woman wonders if you can ever really be prepared for the worst — especially in today’s America.
Biden administration releases first-ever report on diversity in federal government
The report reflects marginal gains in representation for women and some communities of color.