Confronting painful pasts gives society an opportunity to change. This is why those invested in the amnesiac status quo fight against memory.
Global Black History
By France’s twisted logic, acknowledging race equals attacking the Republic.
Remember that anti-Black violence has been the central dynamic of US history—and how Black women have struggled with this violence for centuries.
White South Africans used wildlife conservation to build a narrative as a race. Unfortunately, this pursuit came at the expense of Africans.
For poet Honorée Fanonne Jeffers, as for the Black Romantics, history is the repetition of anti-Black violence that has yet to be abolished.
Caribbean authors—and the “disorderly” women of whom they write—can reveal how important it is to seek out one’s true self.
What to do with Confederate statues in the US South? Martinique didn’t just destroy its colonial-era statues—it rebuilt them into something else.
Millions of items looted from Africa during the colonial era remain housed in private collections and museums around the world.
Critiquing the Enlightenment is essential, because there the asylum, prison, and science itself unveil their violent foundations.
As more and more protests make clear, the bodies of Black people playing sports are not outside history. Indeed, they never have been.
What histories do we inherit? In the current crisis of Brexit—which points to larger global shifts toward nationalism and xenophobia—there is no more urgent a ...
“So, dear sister, do you think that Black Italian movements have changed qualitatively in the wake of George Floyd?”
For two Black womxn translators, bringing Afro-Italian stories into English is an act of radical self-love and resistance.
When will new generations of Afro-Italians finally be heard and recognized as full and active members of Italy’s culture and society?
“I strongly lay claim to imagination, because to us Black women for a long time the possibility of imagination had been negated.”
Italy’s past, present, and future are no less marked by race than any other former colonial power. Acknowledging that is only the beginning.
Both violent surveillance and disease risk were integral to Atlantic slavery. That same war against Black people continues today.
Today—as in 1968—it remains to be seen if McDonald’s pivot toward racial justice will mean anything for how it treats its scores of Black workers.
Lovecraft Country runs on a formula: genre clichés—however racist—only need to be painted over, so as to be enjoyed without guilt.
"The women in my book really disrupted France’s ideas about citizenship, about who belongs. I’d like us to be similarly disruptive."