Nooses Are Not 'Back to school necklaces'

Administrators at a New York middle school have come under fire after a photo of...Read More

Jessica Lipsky

Nooses Are Not 'Back to school necklaces'

Administrators at a New York middle school have come under fire after a photo of...Read More

Jessica Lipsky

Confronting Racism at a Long Island Middle School

The community of Roosevelt, Long Island is demanding action in the wake of a much-publicized...Read More

Jessica Lipsky

Confronting Racism at a Long Island Middle School

The community of Roosevelt, Long Island is demanding action in the wake of a much-publicized...Read More

Jessica Lipsky

Immunity for Police Means Despair for Korryn Gaines' Family

A Baltimore County judge has rescinded a $38 million damage award to the family of...Read More

Jessica Lipsky

Immunity for Police Means Despair for Korryn Gaines' Family

A Baltimore County judge has rescinded a $38 million damage award to the family of...Read More

Jessica Lipsky

Jussie Smollett Can't Destroy Black History Month

*The Breakdown is The North Star's daily analysis of an essential news story designed to...Read More

Jessica Lipsky

Jussie Smollett Can't Destroy Black History Month

*The Breakdown is The North Star's daily analysis of an essential news story designed to...Read More

Jessica Lipsky

R. Kelly Faces 10 Counts of Sexual Abuse

Singer-producer Robert Kelly spent the weekend in jail following charges of sexually abusing four women....Read More

Jessica Lipsky

R. Kelly Faces 10 Counts of Sexual Abuse

Singer-producer Robert Kelly spent the weekend in jail following charges of sexually abusing four women....Read More

Jessica Lipsky

Spike Lee Wins First Oscar for 'BlacKkKlansman'

*The Breakdown is The North Star’s daily analysis of an essential news story designed to...Read More

Jessica Lipsky

Spike Lee Wins First Oscar for 'BlacKkKlansman'

*The Breakdown is The North Star’s daily analysis of an essential news story designed to...Read More

Jessica Lipsky

A New Generation of Soul: Durand Jones and The Indications

Close your eyes and drop the needle on Durand Jones and The Indications' American Love Call...Read More

Jessica Lipsky

A New Generation of Soul: Durand Jones and The Indications

Close your eyes and drop the needle on Durand Jones and The Indications' American Love Call...Read More

Jessica Lipsky

Down to the Roots: The Radical Politics of Reggae

Bob Marley is a paradox — part “Is This Love” and part “Buffalo Soldier.” He is...Read More

Jessica Lipsky

Down to the Roots: The Radical Politics of Reggae

Bob Marley is a paradox — part “Is This Love” and part “Buffalo Soldier.” He is...Read More

Jessica Lipsky

‘Gardening While Black’ Lawsuit Reflects History of Food Justice Activism

A Black Detroit resident is suing three white women who allegedly fabricated charges to the...Read More

Jessica Lipsky

‘Gardening While Black’ Lawsuit Reflects History of Food Justice Activism

A Black Detroit resident is suing three white women who allegedly fabricated charges to the...Read More

Jessica Lipsky

White Educator Removed from Teaching Black History Course

A white Michigan high school social studies teacher was removed from his class after complaints...Read More

Jessica Lipsky

White Educator Removed from Teaching Black History Course

A white Michigan high school social studies teacher was removed from his class after complaints...Read More

Jessica Lipsky

Where are the Latinos on TV?

While this may be a tired refrain, representation matters. We're often glued to the couch...Read More

Jessica Lipsky

Where are the Latinos on TV?

While this may be a tired refrain, representation matters. We're often glued to the couch...Read More

Jessica Lipsky

New Bill to Protect DREAMers’ Private Data

Democratic Representatives introduced a bill on April 1 that would protect the private data of...Read More

Jessica Lipsky

New Bill to Protect DREAMers’ Private Data

Democratic Representatives introduced a bill on April 1 that would protect the private data of...Read More

Jessica Lipsky

'One Vibe Africa' Empowers Kenyan Youth Through Music and Arts

Simon Okelo doesn’t sleep. In addition to his day job at a logistics company, the...Read More

Jessica Lipsky

'One Vibe Africa' Empowers Kenyan Youth Through Music and Arts

Simon Okelo doesn’t sleep. In addition to his day job at a logistics company, the...Read More

Jessica Lipsky

Bob Marley's Musical Genius and the Sounds of Jamaica

  Bob Marley would have been 74 were he alive today, yet the iconic singer...Read More

Jessica Lipsky

Bob Marley's Musical Genius and the Sounds of Jamaica

  Bob Marley would have been 74 were he alive today, yet the iconic singer...Read More

Jessica Lipsky