Many American schools usually keep their Black History curriculum on the Civil Rights Movement narrowed to just a handful of people. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. and Rosa Parks — of course — John Lewis and his heroic act on Bloody Sunday and maybe a brief mention of Malcolm X. Most students never learn about Fred Hampton, whose story is the subject of the recently [...]
HBCUs celebrated on January 20, 2021, as Kamala Harris became the first Black and South Asian American woman to serve at Vice President of the United States of America, and also the first HBCU graduate to serve as the second-most powerful person in the U.S. The vice president graduated from [...]
January 20, 2021 will go down in history as the day former U.S. Sen. Kamala Harris begins her term as U.S. vice president, the first woman of color to serve in the position. Throughout her career, Harris has spoken about her South Asian and Jamaican roots with pride, especially when she [...]
On Jan. 6, 2021, the routine effort from the U.S. Congress to certify the 2020 presidential election turned into an afternoon filled with chaos, death and what incoming President Joe Biden called borderline sedition. Pro-Trump rioters stormed the U.S. Capitol in reaction to the election results. Four people died and [...]
Kwoya Fagin Maples is a poet, writer and a University of Alabama professor from Charleston, South Carolina. In her poetry collection, “Mend,” she explores the traumatic strife of enslaved women used as medical guinea pigs in the mid-1800s. She recently sat down with See Jane Write founder and editor [...]
The holidays are here, which means you’re already getting holiday catalogs in the mail and seeing holiday sale commercials on TV. It’s tempting to pull out that department store credit card to make the magic happen at the holidays, but is the debt worth it? Reckon video producer Kavolshaia Howze talked to Callie Jowers, a certified [...]
Many of the races on the ballot in the South in 2020 could be decided by Black women. This voting bloc has been a force in the political world for decades, but only recently started receiving recognition for those efforts. During the 55th Anniversary of Bloody Sunday earlier this year, five prominent leaders in the [...]
Morris, Ala. native and professional softball player Haylie McCleney talks softball, growing up in Alabama, and how she & her teammates turned a politically decisive tweet into a movement combining softball and racial inequality & social justice awareness with THIS IS US SOFTBALL.