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ATC Will Capitalize Both “Black” and “White” Racial Identities

For the foreseeable future, Across The Culture will be capitalizing both "Black" and "White" when using these terms as racial identities.
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Josh Gibson: The Epic, Painful Answer To “What If Babe Ruth Was Black?”

The resurfacing of a century-old suspicion that legendary composer Ludwig van Beethoven had immediate African ancestry was one of Twitter's 2020 highlights....
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FNF Chop on “Walk Down” Success and the Injustice of Parole

How many times have you read this story? Up-and-coming rapper with some momentum in his career violates...
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America’s First Black College Grad Was White. Huh?

Alexander Twilight was Black. Then he was white. His classmates described him as "swarthy." (Old Stone House...
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Hope and a Hiccup in BLM NY’s Recognition of the Tigray Genocide

Chivona Renee Newsome, co-founder of the Greater New York chapter of Black Lives Matter, spoke at a Tigray Genocide protest Sunday morning....
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The Tigray Genocide’s Tie To Black People Globally

It's been 91 days since Ethiopian Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed Ali declared war on Tigray, a prominent ethnic group in the country's...
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Two Black Frenchmen On BLM and How Racism in France Looks

by Jeffrey Bissoy-Mattis This piece was originally published by Plugged, a partner of ATC, on their blog Views From The...
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Nickelodeon’s PSA and Why Black Girls Are Not Our Soldiers

by Faith Nwachuku-Taite This piece was originally published by Plugged, a partner of ATC, on their blog Views From The...
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We are the Black Panther: In Memory of Chadwick Boseman

by Chelsea Herrera This piece was originally published by Plugged, a partner of ATC, on their blog Views From The...
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Local Man James Baldwin: “Ending Racism Is Up To White Folk”

"White people in this country will have quite enough to do in learning how to accept and love themselves and each...