Painful but crucial: Why you’ll see Emmett Till’s casket at the African American museum

Among the most difficult decisions that Lonnie G. Bunch III had to make as he searched the world for objects to tell the story of African Americans was whether to include a casket that once held the mangled body of a murdered black boy.

Seahawks players considering a ‘big surprise’ during anthem

The Seahawks’ Cliff Avril and Doug Baldwin told reporters Wednesday that they’re contemplating joining teammate Jeremy Lane and 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick in their national anthem protest. In fact, Seattle’s Bobby Wagner says the team has been talking about some sort of group action before Sunday’s 4:05 p.m. ET game against the Dolphins at CenturyLink…

The Book of Negroes

The Book of Negroes is a miniseries based on the novel of the same name by Lawrence Hill. The six-part miniseries derives its origins from the historical document Book of Negroes and tells the story of a woman forcefully brought to South Carolina from West Africa at the time of the American Revolution. Clement Virgo…

Queen Ifrica Serve And Protect

Brand new track from Flames recording artist Queen Ifrica. Video was shot in Kingston Jamaica and directed by Jay Will (Game Over).

Letter from Benjamin Banneker to Thomas Jefferson – 1791

Benjamin Banneker was a largely self-educated mathematician, astronomer, compiler of almanacs and writer. quotes “The colour of the skin is in no way connected with strength of the mind or intellectual powers.” —Benjamin Banneker Synopsis Benjamin Banneker was born on November 9, 1731, in Ellicott’s Mills, Maryland. A free black man who owned a farm…

A Vanishing History: Gullah Geechee Nation

On the Sea Islands along the coasts of South Carolina and Georgia, a painful chapter of American history is playing out again. These islands are home to the Gullah or Geechee people, the descendants of enslaved Africans who were brought to work at the plantations that once ran down the southern Atlantic coast.