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Recent articles by Jesse:

Ebony and Jet images to be donated after photo archive sale

WASHINGTON (AP) - The first time Darren Walker was featured in The New York Times two decades ago, his grandmother asked when he would appear in "The Jet." "Until you made it in The Jet, you haven't made it in the African American community," Walker said. "That story is a metaphor for the reverence and credibility that Ebony and Jet magazines held for decades." On Thursday, Walker as president… → Read More

Smithsonian, other institutions to get Ebony photo archive

WASHINGTON (AP) — The photo archive of Ebony and Jet magazines chronicling African American history is set to head to the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture and other cultural institutions. The Ford Foundation, the John D. and Catherine T. McArthur Foundation and the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation are buying the archive for $30 million as part of an auction to pay… → Read More

'Red Summer' of 1919: Hundreds of Black Americans Were Killed by White Mobs

America in the summer of 1919 ran red with blood from racial violence, and yet today, 100 years later, not many people know it even happened. It flowed in small towns like Elaine, Arkansas, in medium-size... → Read More

Hundreds of black deaths in 1919 are being remembered

America in the summer of 1919 ran red with blood from racial violence, and yet today, 100 years later, not many people know it even happened. → Read More

Hundreds of black deaths in Red Summer of racial violence ignored century later

America in the summer of 1919 ran red with blood from racial violence, and yet today, 100 years later, not many people know the "Red Summer" even happened. → Read More

Hundreds of black deaths in 1919 are being remembered

America in the summer of 1919 ran red with blood from racial violence, and yet today, 100 years later, not many people know it even happened. It flowed in small towns like Elaine, Arkansas, in medium-size places such as Annapolis, Maryland, and Syracuse, New York, and in big cities like Washington and Chicago. Hundreds of African American men, women and children were burned alive, shot, hanged… → Read More

Hundreds of black deaths in 1919 are being remembered

America in the summer of 1919 ran red with blood from racial violence, and yet today, 100 years later, not many people know it even happened. It flowed in small towns like Elaine, Arkansas, in medium-size places such as Annapolis, Maryland, and Syracuse, New York, and in big cities like Washington and Chicago. Hundreds of African American men, women and children were burned alive, shot, lynched… → Read More

Hundreds of black deaths in 1919 are being remembered

America in the summer of 1919 ran red with blood from racial violence, and yet today, 100 years later, not many people know it even happened. It flowed in small towns like Elaine, Arkansas, in medium-size places such as Annapolis, Maryland, and Syracuse, New York, and in big cities like Washington and Chicago. Hundreds of African American men, women and children were burned alive, shot, hanged… → Read More

Hundreds of black deaths in Red Summer ignored century later

It was branded “Red Summer” because of the bloodshed and amounted to some of the worst white-on-black violence in U.S. history. → Read More

Hundreds of black deaths in Red Summer ignored century later

America in the summer of 1919 ran red with blood from racial violence, and yet today, 100 years later, not many people know it even happened. It flowed in small towns like Elaine, Arkansas, in medium-size places such as Annapolis, Maryland, and Syracuse, New York, and in big cities like Washington and Chicago. Hundreds of […] → Read More

Court decision could set up fights over race gerrymandering

WASHINGTON (AP) - When North Carolina drew its most recent political maps, state leaders split a historically black university in Greensboro into two congressional districts that critics say diluted the voting power of African Americans on campus. Lawmakers defended it as partisan gerrymandering - a tactic that the U.S. Supreme Court refused to block Thursday. But opponents cite it as a classic… → Read More

Court decision could set up fights over race gerrymandering

WASHINGTON (AP) — When North Carolina drew its most recent political maps, state leaders split a historically black university in Greensboro into two congressional districts that critics say diluted the voting power of African Americans on campus. Lawmakers defended it as partisan gerrymandering — a tactic that the U.S. Supreme Court refused to block Thursday. […] → Read More

AP Explains: Juneteenth celebrates end of slavery in the US

WASHINGTON (AP) — A holiday that is spreading across the U. S. and beyond, Juneteenth is considered the oldest known celebration commemorating the ending of slavery in the United States. It was originally celebrated on June 19, the day that Union soldiers in 1865 told enslaved African Americans in Galveston, Texas, that the Civil War had ended and they were free. Celebrations include parades,… → Read More

Juneteenth: Why this day in Texas 154 years ago is now a state holiday in 46 states and DC

WASHINGTON (AP) — A holiday that is spreading across the U. S. and beyond, Juneteenth is considered the oldest known celebration commemorating the ending of slavery in the United States. It was originally celebrated on June 19, the day that Union soldiers in 1865 told enslaved African Americans in Galveston, Texas, that the Civil War had ended and they were free. Celebrations include parades,… → Read More

AP Explains: Juneteenth celebrates end of slavery in the US

Juneteenth is considered the oldest known celebration commemorating the ending of slavery in the United States. → Read More

AP Explains: Juneteenth celebrates end of slavery in the US

WASHINGTON (AP) - A holiday that is spreading across the U.S. and beyond, Juneteenth is considered the oldest known celebration commemorating the ending of slavery in the United States. It was originally celebrated on June 19, the day that Union soldiers in 1865 told enslaved African Americans in Galveston, Texas, that the Civil War had ended and they were free. → Read More

Juneteenth celebrates end of slavery in the US

A holiday that is spreading across the U. S. and beyond, Juneteenth is considered the oldest known celebration commemorating the ending of slavery in the United States. It was originally celebrated on June 19, the day that Union soldiers in 1865 told enslaved African Americans in Galveston, Texas, that the Civil War had ended and they were free. Celebrations include parades, concerts, and… → Read More

AP Explains: Juneteenth celebrates end of slavery in the US

WASHINGTON (AP) - A holiday that is spreading across the U.S. and beyond, Juneteenth is considered the oldest known celebration commemorating the ending of slavery in the United States. It was originally celebrated on June 19, the day that Union soldiers in 1865 told enslaved African Americans in Galveston, Texas, that the Civil War had ended and they were free. Celebrations include parades,… → Read More

Juneteenth celebrates end of slavery in the US

Every year, Americans celebrate the end of slavery through a celebration called Juneteenth. → Read More

Lonnie Bunch to become Smithsonian Institution’s first African American leader

Bunch becomes the first African American to lead the Smithsonian, beginning his new position June 16. → Read More