Anti-Racism Daily

Anti-Racism Daily

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April 8, 2024 3 mins

Happy Monday, and happy solar eclipse day! Can't believe I get to witness this from my backyard! I'm also looking forward to tomorrow's workshop on decentering whiteness. As I was preparing the slides, I thought it was worth covering the topic briefly here. I'm curious – what has this practice looked like for you on your personal journey?

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Sam Cooke (1931-1964), hailed as the "King of Soul," was a singer, songwriter and activist who significantly transformed soul music. Between 1956 and 1964, he charted 29 Top 40 pop singles and 20 Top Ten R&B singles. Cooke's promising career was abruptly ended when he was fatally shot in 1964.

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February 28, 2024 4 mins

Edmonia Lewis is considered the first Afro-Native American professional sculptor to achieve international recognition for her work. Little is known about Lewis' life, as the sculptor was notorious for embellishing details of her life to captivate her audience. What is known is she was a remarkable artist who thwarted the constraints placed before her in a white male-dominated field.  Read the full newsletter >

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February 26, 2024 4 mins

During a time when Black people were only depicted as criminals or not represented at all, John H. Johnson carved out a space in print journalism that offered an authentic and diverse representation of Black America to Black America. Learn more about his life and legacy in today's episode.
 
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February 25, 2024 4 mins

Virgil Abloh was a fashion designer, architect, designer and influencer. In that role, he became the titular fashion brand’s first Black artistic director, and one of the few in the industry. His work, merging streetwear with luxury, gained him international acclaim, a position on Time magazine's 100 Most Influential People list in 2018, and recognition for transforming fashion.

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February 24, 2024 4 mins

Gordon Parks (1912 –2016) was a photographer, composer, film director, author, and poet known for his documentary photojournalism on civil rights and poverty. Read the full newsletter >

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February 22, 2024 3 mins

Esther Elizabeth Rolle (1920-1998) was a Bahamian American actress most known for her roles on "Maude" and its spin-off "Good Times." Throughout her career, she advocated adamantly for accurate representation of Black people in television. Read the full newsletter >

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February 22, 2024 3 mins

André Leon Talley (1948-2022) was a pioneering American fashion journalist who significantly shaped the landscape of fashion media and culture during his lifetime. Exuberant and undeniably fashionable, Talley redefined what others only dared to dream was possible in the fashion industry.  Read the full newsletter >

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February 20, 2024 4 mins

Today's featured performer rallied for LGBTQ+ rights and dignity that are still being challenged in today's time, over 50 years later.

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February 19, 2024 5 mins

Alvin Ailey was a trailblazing dancer, choreographer, storyteller, and activist who shaped the landscape of modern dance. He was a visionary choreographer who saw the beauty in Blackness and used the stage as his protest, pouring his heart and soul into his work.  Read the full newsletter >


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February 18, 2024 4 mins

World-renowned author and essayist Jamaica Kincaid explores family dynamics, the lingering legacy of colonization, the hypocrisy of American capitalism, and bigotry both in the Caribbean and in the United States. She writes from the “status of the uprooted subject,” blending genres to craft “elusive” works composed in a “deceptively simple and unadorned style.

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February 17, 2024 4 mins

Halima Aden has achieved many historical firsts in her industry. Throughout her career, the activist, disruptor, role model, and actual model has pushed the conventions of what qualifies as fashion and outdated beauty standards.

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February 16, 2024 3 mins

This portrait sculptor and educator was dedicated to forging a space for Black artists in a whites-only art world. Read the full newsletter >

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February 15, 2024 4 mins

At "Hitsville, U.S.A.," Berry Gordy, Jr. created a system inspired by his days working at an auto plant to create and produce classic Motown music.
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February 14, 2024 4 mins

Maya Cade is the film historian, archivist, and creator of Black Film Archive, a digital register of more than 300 films spanning eleven decades of Black cinematic history. A genuine display of a labor of love, Cade reclaims the cinematic image of Black people by preserving the legacy of those who came before, in both their beauty and contradictions. Read the full newsletter >

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February 13, 2024 4 mins

Julius Eastman (1940-1990) was an openly gay Black composer, singer, conductor, and pianist ahead of his time. His minimalist style was distinct for the classical music genre and provocative compared to his white contemporaries.
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February 12, 2024 4 mins

Gloria Gaynor is a singer, songwriter and actor known for her hit “I Will Survive,” an empowering disco anthem that reflected the Black and LGBTQ+ liberation movement. Read the full newsletter >



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February 12, 2024 6 mins

When we allow for anti-trans legislation to persist, we make conditions worse for all women because we reinforce the same gender stereotypes that have oppressed women for decades. Today's article is a reminder to ensure trans people are centered in every step towards awareness and action, especially in the fight for Black liberation.  

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February 11, 2024 4 mins

Today's 28 Days of Black History is brought to you by the letter "T."

If Sesame Street helped you learn the alphabet, you should thank Elmore "Tee" Collins. As one of the first prominent Black animators to work in television, Collins played an instrumental role in "selling education to children" on the beloved children's program. Read the newsletter >

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John William Boone, known as “Blind Boone,” was a groundbreaking composer and ragtime pianist who shaped the evolution of American popular music. Boone performed thousands of shows to both white and Black audiences during the height of Jim Crow segregation. 

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