Explore these stories from the YES! archives to understand why Black history—and Black futures—are essential to building a better world.
An exhibit at the University of Houston explores how Black hair techniques can be translated into innovative building materials, designs, and methods.
We asked three Black artists to create pieces inspired by this year’s national Black History Month theme: Black Resistance.
Alicia Garza is searching for Black-led solutions to some of the biggest problems of our democracy—solutions that go far beyond a hashtag.
Despite the region's anti-Black past (and present), there is rich Black history being preserved amid the Columbia River Gorge and the Wallowa Mountains.
Hollywood didn’t decide on its own to portray Black women as heroes and women of power in science fiction. Their central roles in sci-fi film and television were the result of more than 80 years of Black-led struggle and strategy.
Transferring wealth to Black-led groups is a particularly potent form of reparations with immediate benefits to communities of color.
Opinion | National Museum of African American History and Culture | Lonnie Bunch | Carter G. Woodson
While the roots of Black History Month began 94 years ago, there is still much inspiration and guidance to be gleaned from the past, says the Secretary of the Smithsonian.
A new comic depicts the life of the legendary Black singer, star, and activist.
During the period after the Civil War, African Americans gained political power yet faced the backlash of White supremacy. Understanding Reconstruction is also essential for exploring Black power, resilience, and excellence.
When the Rev. Al Sharpton implored White America to “get your knee off our necks” at the memorial of George Floyd, his words were carried by news outlets across the globe.
Freedom on the Move is a database collecting these ads, which help form a more complete picture of slavery and the enslaved.
Black Americans braved police violence at Selma and galvanized support for the Voting Rights Act. Fifty years later, the Supreme Court’s Shelby decision ushered in a new era of racially targeted voter suppression.
Students suing the Ivy League say rather than helping to dismantle the system of “human caging,” the school is profiting from it.
For five years Biscuitville has observed Black History Month with poetry gatherings.
African American food culture is one of many aspects of African American identity that represents an unbroken line from Africa to present-day America.
The integration of Major League Baseball was a giant step forward in racial equity, but it also spelled an end to the era of the Negro Leagues.
The Slave Dwelling Project creates transformational experiences for Black and White participants.
Diving With A Purpose is training Black divers to assist in the documentation and preservation of slave ship wrecks.
Ericka Hart is uplifting the experiences of historically marginalized people.
Maryland becomes the first state to consider recommendations for addressing its legacy of lynching.
In his new book, the professor challenges traditional definitions of racism, and who can be racist.
Race Women on Instagram spotlights generations of Black women trailblazers.