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Fewer Black Journalists Seem to Want to Cover Their Own Fewer Black Journalists Seem to Want to Cover Their Own

Fear of Being ‘Pigeonholed,’ Psychic Toll at Issue

Black Writers Telling Black Stories and Doing Black Journalism Are Important Black Writers Telling Black Stories and Doing Black Journalism Are Important

It cannot be said enough: Representation matters. It matters in our schools. It matters in our workplaces. It matters in the television shows and movies we watch as well as in the music we listen to. And it definitely matters in the media.

The Caucasity of Outrage Because Erica Garner’s Family Won’t Talk to White Journalists The Caucasity of Outrage Because Erica Garner’s Family Won’t Talk to White Journalists

After the death of Erica Garner, the 27-year-old daughter of police-brutality victim Eric Garner, many people who were aware of her activism were left with a sense of loss. Others, including some of the writers at The Root who knew and respected Erica, were stunned at the sudden death of someone so young and so…

Trailblazing Civil Rights Journalist Simeon Booker Dies at Age 99 Trailblazing Civil Rights Journalist Simeon Booker Dies at Age 99

Simeon Booker, the trailblazing black journalist known for detailing African-American life in Ebony and Jet magazines, died Sunday at the age of 99 in an assisted-living community in Maryland.

Black Journalist in Poland Breaks Down Trump’s Visit Black Journalist in Poland Breaks Down Trump’s Visit

Anti-Migrant Government Extended Warm Welcome

The Black Press Faces New Reality in the Era of Trump The Black Press Faces New Reality in the Era of Trump

“Twitter is blowing up about this.”

George Washington Williams Was a Black Human Rights Activist; So, What Is He Doing Hanging With Tarzan? George Washington Williams Was a Black Human Rights Activist; So, What Is He Doing Hanging With Tarzan?

In his long and illustrious film career, Samuel L. Jackson has played a dancing crackhead, a Jheri-curled killer, the coordinator of a team of Marvel Comics superheroes (a favorite role of this writer), a Jedi knight and the ultimate house Negro.

The Once Great NABJ Is Spiraling Down. Here's Why, And Here's How To Fix It The Once Great NABJ Is Spiraling Down. Here's Why, And Here's How To Fix It

For those of you unfamiliar with the organization – which unfortunately may be the case for even media-literate folks – the National Association of Black Journalists (NABJ) is arguably the largest, oldest, and most historically significant media advocacy organization in the world.  Founded 40 years ago in a Washington…

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