Though a new phenomenon, Verzuz isn’t new. Black artistic, scholarly, athletic, and political spaces have always been made into battlegrounds.
Global Black History
“What are the compartments that have been placed around how we understand slavery and genocide and its impact on our lives and the world?”
Throughout its history, residents of Haiti, especially those of African descent, imagined and created their own possibilities for new social worlds.
Even with colonialism and slavery ended, black life remains unfree. What will it take to go from emancipation to liberation?
The transnational struggles of Black women throughout history are different experiments in the practice of freedom.
Confronting painful pasts gives society an opportunity to change. This is why those invested in the amnesiac status quo fight against memory.
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.”