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New Hampshire

Honoring a trailblazing Black novelist in N.H.

The event unveiling a historical marker for Harriet E. Wilson, a trailblazing Black novelist from New Hampshire, will include much more than a few remarks about her historical significance.

NH Politics

Swastika graffiti provokes neighborly outpouring of love and support in Portsmouth, N.H.

The targets included a synagogue, minority-owned businesses, and storefronts with rainbow flags, and victims say the vandalism conveyed anti-Jewish, anti-Black, and anti-LGBTQ sentiments. But the city refuses to tolerate such hatred.

New Hampshire

New Hampshire’s MacDowell artist retreat taps Chiwoniso Kaitano to lead

Kaitano is the former executive director of Girl Be Heard, a nongovernmental organization that uses theater and the performing arts to advocate for social change.

A Beautiful Resistance

The Black history I carry with me is love: Hank Willis Thomas

Love is our past, present, and future. A Beautiful Resistance celebrates Black love in a discussion with the creator of "The Embrace."

A Beautiful Resistance

The Black history I carry with me is love: Jonathan Allen and Derrick Young Jr.

A Beautiful Resistance celebrates Black love, as told to Jeneé Osterheldt.

Higher Education

UMass project honoring its Black history continues after death of founder John Bracey Jr.

The University of Massachusetts Amherst's Black Presence Project collects stories of Black students, faculty, and alumni to preserve and celebrate the history of Black life on campus.

Rhode Island Food & Dining

More Black Rhode Islanders who shaped the state’s culinary history

Prince Updike, an enslaved African man in 18th century Rhode Island, was tasked with grinding cocoa beans finer than what could be done with mill stones.

Rhode Island Food & Dining

A West African woman, once called the ‘pastry queen’ of Rhode Island, baked her way to freedom

Charity “Duchess” Quamino was an enslaved woman during the peak of northern slavery. While working for an affluent Newport family, she became known for her famous plum cakes.