BY WESLEY LOWERYILLUSTRATION BY AARON MARINPHOTOGRAPHS BY CALEB SANTIAGO ALVARADO THE OPIOID CRISIS ISN’T ONLY A WHITE, RURAL, OR SUBURBAN PROBLEM. BLACK MEN ARE DYING IN RECORD NUMBERS AT A WAY HIGHER RATE THAN OTHER GROUPS. MH INVESTIGATES FROM THE FRONT LINES. NINE MEN, ALL OF THEM BLACK, gathered at Gateway to Change in early… Read More SPECIAL REPORT:THE EPIDEMIC KILLING BLACK MEN
The script focuses on the physical and spiritual brutality endured by Smith’s real-life character without addressing the man’s actual humanity If there’s anything unexpected about the depiction of slavery in director Antoine Fuqua’s “Emancipation,” it’s the unflinchingly grim imagery that populates its frames. The intent seems to derive from the photographs of the real-life subject… Read More ‘Emancipation’ Review: Will Smith Slavery Saga Challenges Audiences With Grueling Cruelty
“I’ma buy all Black, I’ma buy all Black!” Three-time Grammy-winning multifaceted rapper Ludacris has partnered with Google to bring forth his new single and interactive video “Buying All Black” featuring Flo Milli and 70 Black-owned businesses. The musical effort was released to promote the third annual “Black-owned Friday” nationwide campaign. Luda raps: “Ok I’m buying all black,… Read More Ludacris Teams With Google For “Buying All Black” Campaign Video Featuring Flo Milli: Watch
A construction site safety manager in Queens said that as a Black man, he was more worried about the prospect of being stopped by the police than he was about getting Covid-19. A graduate student in the Bronx who had not gotten vaccinated said her worst fears seemed confirmed when a vaccine that the government… Read More As the Delta variant courses through New York City, many young Black New Yorkers remain distrustful of the vaccine.
Last summer, when Covid-19 vaccines were in development, friends on text threads and Zoom calls asked if I’d get one. My response was always the same: Sure, I’ll be right in line — after 100 million of y’all go first. I told them I’d seen too many zombie movies. But my hesitancy was actually grounded… Read More Racism Makes Me Question Everything. I Got the Vaccine Anyway.
Amy Collado is wearing gold hoop earrings, a blue bandana, and vintage-style glasses for our Zoom conversation. She’s sitting in front of a collection of records and a poster of André 3000, and I feel like I’ve traveled back in time. She’s like that cool young tía that we all grew up loving, but instead… Read More How Black & Brown Women Are Reclaiming Roller Skating Culture
The social network’s tone has long reflected corporate America: staid, monolithic, white. Now Black users are speaking up — and saying the site is limiting their voice. One day in September, Elizabeth Leiba opened the LinkedIn app and saw a post by Aaisha Joseph, a diversity consultant with nearly 16,000 followers on the platform. “Ima… Read More Black LinkedIn Is Thriving. Does LinkedIn Have a Problem With That?
Protesters of all ages, all races, all backgrounds are showing up at Black Lives Matter protests out of love for their fellow human beings. Out of love for George Floyd. Out of love for Breonna Taylor. Out of love for all of the Black people who have lost their lives because of the color of… Read More Black Lives Matter Protests Around the World