Black History Month in Donald Trump’s America

Activists in Union Square Park protesting against the election of Donald Trump, 2016 (A. Katz/Shutterstock)....Read More

Stephen G. Hall

Black History Month in Donald Trump’s America

Activists in Union Square Park protesting against the election of Donald Trump, 2016 (A. Katz/Shutterstock)....Read More

Stephen G. Hall

Black Hair Triumphs in NYC Hair Discrimination Ban

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

Stephen G. Hall

Black Hair Triumphs in NYC Hair Discrimination Ban

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

Stephen G. Hall

Bennett College Stands Resilient in the Face of Accreditation Loss

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

Stephen G. Hall

Bennett College Stands Resilient in the Face of Accreditation Loss

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

Stephen G. Hall

Historically Black Colleges and Universities Provide Hope for the Future

Stories of doom and gloom have dominated headlines recently around discussions of historically Black colleges...Read More

Stephen G. Hall

Historically Black Colleges and Universities Provide Hope for the Future

Stories of doom and gloom have dominated headlines recently around discussions of historically Black colleges...Read More

Stephen G. Hall

Racism on the Rise in the Nation's Schools

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Stephen G. Hall

Racism on the Rise in the Nation's Schools

[caption id="attachment_64635" align="aligncenter" width="900"] (Rawpixel.com via Shutterstock.com)[/caption] *The Breakdown is The North Star’s daily analysis...Read More

Stephen G. Hall

American Higher Education Rattled By Admissions Scandal

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

Stephen G. Hall

American Higher Education Rattled By Admissions Scandal

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

Stephen G. Hall

Maurice Bishop and the Legacy of the Grenadian Revolution

“People of Grenada, this revolution is for work, for food, for decent housing and health...Read More

Stephen G. Hall

Maurice Bishop and the Legacy of the Grenadian Revolution

“People of Grenada, this revolution is for work, for food, for decent housing and health...Read More

Stephen G. Hall

Rapper, Community Advocate Nipsey Hussle Shot Dead in LA

The death of Ermias Davidson Asghedom, a.k.a. Nipsey Hussle, has stunned the hip-hop world. Praised...Read More

Stephen G. Hall

Rapper, Community Advocate Nipsey Hussle Shot Dead in LA

The death of Ermias Davidson Asghedom, a.k.a. Nipsey Hussle, has stunned the hip-hop world. Praised...Read More

Stephen G. Hall

Malcolm X’s Message for Today's Activists

Malcolm X’s life was powerfully captured in Ossie Davis’ 1965 eulogy. It humanized the great...Read More

Stephen G. Hall

Malcolm X’s Message for Today's Activists

Malcolm X’s life was powerfully captured in Ossie Davis’ 1965 eulogy. It humanized the great...Read More

Stephen G. Hall

University of Nebraska-Lincoln Releases New Database of Enslaved People’s Lawsuits

A new database of lawsuits by enslaved people seeking their freedom promises new insights into...Read More

Stephen G. Hall

University of Nebraska-Lincoln Releases New Database of Enslaved People’s Lawsuits

A new database of lawsuits by enslaved people seeking their freedom promises new insights into...Read More

Stephen G. Hall

Presidential Candidate Kamala Harris Unveils Universal Healthcare Plan

Presidential candidate Kamala Harris has unveiled an ambitious new healthcare proposal. Released just before the...Read More

Stephen G. Hall

Remembering Ralph Bunche: United Nations Diplomat and Civil Rights Activist

One of the greatest architects of the postwar world was Ralph Bunche. Bunche’s career as...Read More

Stephen G. Hall

African Nations Fight to Retrieve Art and Artifacts from Museums in Europe

The complex legacy of colonial-era Africa (1885-1960) continues to have implications for the contemporary world....Read More

Stephen G. Hall

NYPD officer in Eric Garner Case Has Been Fired

The recent announcement by James O'Neill, NYPD Police Commissioner, to fire Officer Joseph Pantaleo from the...Read More

Stephen G. Hall

Bayard Rustin: Prophet of Freedom, Justice, and Humanity

Bayard Rustin praises Chavez & UFW at AFL-CIO rally, 1969 (Bob Fitch photography archive). The...Read More

Stephen G. Hall

Congressional Black Caucus Recognizes the 400th Anniversary of African Arrival in US

The Congressional Black Caucus (CBC) recently hosted its annual five-day legislative conference from September 11...Read More

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A New Commission Confronts the Nation's Painful History of Lynching

The nation’s history of lynching, extrajudicial murders of African Americans from 1865 up to 1960...Read More

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Somalian Woman Makes Her Mark in the Camel Trade

Somalia is often viewed through a Western lens as war torn and ravaged. The country...Read More

Stephen G. Hall

Encouraging Safety and Responsibility for Baltimore’s Squeegee Kids

For any longtime resident of Baltimore or an out of town visitor, a common and...Read More

Stephen G. Hall

The Challenges Facing Charter Schools in the Deep South

The Deep South has a long history of discrimination and segregation. These realities emerged from...Read More

Stephen G. Hall

Protests Erupt in Rio de Janeiro Over Police Shooting of 8-Year-Old Girl

Brazil’s favelas continue to be a site of contestation between residents and police. This battleground,...Read More

Stephen G. Hall

Maryland School District Fights for Diversity and Inclusion

School desegregation remains the subject of much discussion in American education. Long viewed as an...Read More

Stephen G. Hall

Black Students Excluded From Homecoming Video at UW-Madison

Homecomings are important celebrations at colleges and universities. It is a time to celebrate the...Read More

Stephen G. Hall

New Study Reveals the Impact of Racism on HBCU Finances

Historically Black colleges and universities (HBCUs) have faced their share of adversity and obstacles. Financial...Read More

Stephen G. Hall

Black Housing in Chicago and the Racial Wealth Gap

Home ownership is viewed as a cornerstone of the American Dream. Often the single most...Read More

Stephen G. Hall

Breaking Down Barriers and Diversifying Schools in Britain

Admission to Oxford and Cambridge have long been viewed as one of the important keys...Read More

Stephen G. Hall

Racism and Xenophobia on the Rise on College Campuses

In a historical moment punctuated by the resurgence of conservatism linked to nationalism and nativism,...Read More

Stephen G. Hall

Violence Against Black Transgender Women in the US Continues to Grow

Transgender rights activists protest the recent killings of three transgender women, Muhlaysia Booker, Claire Legato,...Read More

Stephen G. Hall