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Bob Moses, civil rights leader, led us to imagine the end of racism

The death of Bob Moses on Sunday (July 25) at age 86 should make anyone who dares meddle with Americans’ voting rights in this country pause. The life of the great educator and civil rights leader in Mississippi during the turbulent and violent 1960s reminds us that there may be no more noble cause and that it attracts powerful champions.

Sparked by pandemic fallout, homeschooling surges across US

Although the pandemic disrupted family life across the U.S. since taking hold in spring 2020, some parents are grateful for one consequence: They’re now opting to homeschool their children, even as schools plan to resume in-person classes.

Tunisia’s president orders military to manage virus crisis

TUNIS, Tunisia (AP) — Tunisia's president ordered the military Wednesday to take over managing the national COVID-19 pandemic response, as the country fights one of Africa's worst outbreaks. The military health service will be assigned the task, Tunisian President...

With Harris and Hannah-Jones, Howard University is on a roll

With the surprise twin hiring of two of the country’s most prominent writers on race, Howard University is positioning itself as one of the primary centers of Black academic thought just as America struggles through a painful crossroads over historic racial injustice.

Mega Move: An Interview with Hillsong Atlanta Pastor Sam Collier

In the midst of racial unrest, a global pandemic, and economic uncertainty, Hillsong church has not had an African American in leadership…until now. UrbanFaith contributor Maina Mwaura sat down to interview Pastor Sam Collier about his decision, the challenges, and his hopes in his role as the first black pastor in one of the largest most recognized church movements in the world.

Racism Derails Black Men’s Health, Even as Education Levels Rise

More education typically leads to better health, yet Black men in the U.S. are not getting the same benefit as other groups, research suggests. The reasons for the gap are vexing, experts said, but may provide an important window into unique challenges faced by Black men as they try to gain not only good health but also an equal footing in the U.S.