Happy Memorial Day! We hope you are enjoying this extended holiday, spending time with those you love and honoring our service women and men who fight for our freedom.
Here’s the news we’re catching up on this week:
- 100th Anniversary of the Tulsa Massacre: Monday marks the 100th anniversary for one of the worst acts of racial violence in American history, the Tulsa Race Massacre. Back in 1921, a mob of white people tore down and burned the Greenwood district of Tulsa, Okla. — a segregated part of the city so prosperous and bustling, it was known as Black Wall Street. NPR put together a list of three documentaries you should watch regarding the massacre.
- Nikole Hannah-Jones and her legacy: Founder of the award-winning 1619 Project, Nikole Hannah-Jones, is preparing to start her teaching journey at UNC. In most cases, a professor of her stature would work towards tenure. Nikole did apply but her application was denied by UNC’s board despite the recommendation of the faculty, dean, provost and chancellor. Read more here.
- Must Listen Podcast Episode: President Barack Obama shares thoughts with Aarti Shahani on what it means to be a man today.
- One year later, and there’s still a shortage of Black CEOs: According to Equilar, a clearinghouse for corporate leadership data, 29.6% of companies on the S&P 500 do not have at least one Black board member. Today, there are five Black CEOs in the Fortune 500. Read the full NPR article here.