History was recently made in the U.S. Navy. In early July, Lieutenant Junior Grade (LTJG) Swegle became the first Black woman to ever become a tactical jet pilot. Her friend, Alissa (aka @paigealissa), tweeted a photo of LTJG Swegle posing in front of a jet after completing her last scheduled flight. In addition to that photo, Alissa also shared a picture of LTJG Swegle getting sprayed with water—a time-honored tradition to celebrate the accomplishment.
Mumbai-based Chitresh Sinha founded The Plated Project as a way to initiate change and help end hunger in India.
Most parents remember the early days of sleep deprivation that go along with having a newborn or the curiosity that...
If you’re someone who keeps hold of sentimental items such as ticket stubs and old letters, you’re sure to relate to a woman in Maryland named Sophia Wilcox. Since she was a little girl, her stepfather, Brian Sandusky, would pin an inspiring note on her door every day before she went to middle school. Now, 6 years later, she decided to repay his kind gesture by framing the hand-written mementos for Father’s Day.
Artist Creates Portraits of Black People Killed by Police, a Minute of Color for Every Year of Life [Interview]
Artist Adrian Brandon creates work that focuses on the Black experience.
While 2020’s Pride Month is looking a little different than usual, many cities across the United States are still finding...
Over a week ago, Washington, D.C.’s mayor commissioned a sprawling mural that spells out “Black Lives Matter;” now, cities across the nation are creating their own tributes to the movement. In some cities, artists have chosen to repeat the bold yellow block letters of the D.C. mural. In others, artists have taken their own liberties and gotten creative with the design.
In spite of the hardships the coronavirus has brought, many people have used their quarantine time as an opportunity to...
Five days after being murdered at the hands of the police, the finals words of 46-year-old George Floyd flew across...
The area surrounding the White House is more fortified than usual. As protests over the killing of George Floyd—as well as against rampant police brutality—have continued across the world, President Trump’s administration has barricaded itself with temporary metal fencing. Nearly two miles of tall mesh barriers surround the “White House complex,” an act that has been met by criticism from not only everyday citizens but from D.C. Mayor Muriel Bowser.
Ahead of Washington, D.C.
The latest artist to lend a voice to the Black Lives Matter movement is British street artist Banksy.