Category: Black Thought

Revolutionizing The Power of Black Women’s Rest

“I try not to think about it because I can’t afford to—if I let them rule me, they’re winning,” Simone Biles said in her Glamour cover story ahead of the Olympics 2021. If ever there was a quote to describe one of the most common struggles of Black women,...

What Is Critical Race Theory and Why Is It Important?

“There is a great deal of confusion surrounding critical race theory (CRT), which is being hotly debated among the constituents of our nation’s independent schools.” But the problem with critical race theory is that it has a reputation of pitting people of color against white people. Folks think that...

Arkansas Soul Supports Writers and Creatives of Color

Niketa Reed founded the Fayetteville media nonprofit Arkansas Soul with a mission beyond inclusion. Her idea felt more like immersion. An offshoot of Reed’s work recruiting Black and brown students to the University of Arkansas’ journalism program, Arkansas Soul sees Black and brown news as its “main story, not...

Instagram Adds “Black-Owned” Label Option To Business Profiles

Instagram has been key to customers finding Black-owned businesses to support and for those businesses to get new customers. And now the platform is strengthening that relationship. Instagram announced Wednesday its new “Black-owned” label that U.S.-based businesses like Canvas Beauty can add to their profiles. The company and Steele...

A Groundbreaking Collaboration of the Nation’s Leading Black News Publishers Launches “Word In Black”

The Michigan Chronicle is a proud member of Word In Black a national collaborative of the nations’ leading black publishers focusing on reporting and fostering solutions to racial inequities in America. The 10 participating publishers along with the Michigan Chronicle are: the New York Amsterdam News, The Atlanta Voice, Houston Defender Network, The Washington Informer, The Dallas...