When Donald Trump planned a campaign rally for June 19th in Tulsa, Oklahoma it was a double insult to African Americans. There are many events in American history that most white adults have would not be able to identify, much less appreciate their significance. Red Summer of 1919, the Rosewood Massacre, the Great Mississippi Flood of 1927. Tulsa is one among too many.
- June 17, 2020America’s Other Independence Day
- June 9, 2020
The day started with Trump tweeting that the 75-year-old Buffalo, New York, man shoved to the ground by police and left bleeding and unconscious “could be an ANTIFA provocateur” who might have been part of a “set up.”
- May 29, 2020
For most of Donald Trump’s presidency, it seems that the news has come at us like a firehose, spraying information, disinformation and quotable tweets. And that was before the pandemic. Now with more than 100,000 dead, presidential spectacles and unemployment at Depression-era highs, there’s even more news flying under the radar. The team at BillMoyers.com brings you the news you need to know — some of it good, some of it outrageous, all of it ...
- July 14, 2017Fifty years ago this week, in the summer of 1967, the streets of Newark exploded in violence. Here is a first-hand account of the tragic events that changed the city forever.
- May 22, 2017If we're going to throw terms like "structural racism" around, we should understand what they mean and the work white people have to do. This film lays it out.
- April 28, 2017It makes sense if you analyze it through the lens of the historical model of white governors, legislators and boards of regents in the Jim Crow South, who used the financial fragility of HBCUs as leverage to require political submission.
- April 10, 2017Tyehimba Jess has just won the Pulitzer Prize for poetry!
- March 2, 2017In this revealing documentary, veteran journalist Bob Herbert examines the often heroic efforts of black families to pursue the American dream in the face of unrelenting barriers. Watch the film.