Category: African American Studies

Migrating Toward Black-Brown Solidarities

Migrating Toward Black-Brown Solidarities

—Pierrette Hondagneu-Sotelo
In their new book South Central Dreams, Hondagneu-Sotelo and Manuel Pastor tell the story of Latinx immigrants in South Los Angeles.

Chocolate’s Bitter History

Chocolate’s Bitter History

—Jared Ross Hardesty
World Chocolate Day offers the opportunity to reflect on chocolate’s global history and how its past is still present today. And that past is much more sinister than a quaint, celebratory holiday suggests.

Loving Day During a Time of #BlackLivesMatter

Loving Day During a Time of #BlackLivesMatter

—Tanya Katerí Hernandez
Fifty-four years after the Loving v. Virginia decision, interracial marriage bans no longer exist, but White Supremacist violence and rhetoric still flourish.

Remembering the Battle of Negro Fort

Remembering the Battle of Negro Fort

—Matthew J. Clavin
As we continue to struggle with the power and history of racism, it is instructive to remember the United States’ role in the destruction of Negro Fort.

Reckonings and Passages

Reckonings and Passages

—Michelle D. Commander
A profoundly personal story, Avidly Reads Passages is my journey into the past to gain better understandings about slavery and white supremacy and how they reverberate and threaten Black lives in our own times.

Exploring Black Religion: An eBook Special

Exploring Black Religion: An eBook Special

As we celebrate the life and legacy of Martin Luther King, Jr., we look to his role as a leading figure in the African American church. Browse eBooks on the history of Black religion for just $1.99 each throughout January!