Good News About Racial Justice

Stories of hope and progress in the fight for racial justice and equality — and action steps about how to get involved and make a difference

Araba Maze stands in front of a school bus while reading a book; a book vending machine contains picture books for kids; Araba Maze takes a selfie with a book

Meet the Woman Infiltrating Book Deserts With Vending Machines & Mobile Libraries

A self-proclaimed "radical street librarian" is addressing book deserts by providing free books to areas in Baltimore with limited access.
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Madia Willis, Jasmine Hudson and J’Aaron Merchant on Shark Tank; a gift wrapped with nutcracker wrapping paper

This Crafty Black-Owned Business Is Making the Holidays More Inclusive

Madia Willis, Jasmine Hudson and J’Aaron Merchant teamed up with a dream of making holiday decorations more inclusive. Today, they sell products across the U.S.
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Mary Church Terrell seated and posing for the camera

Meet 10 Black Suffragists Who Fought for the Vote Before — and Long After — the 19th Amendment

We sifted through news articles, historical documents, and critical analyses of the U.S. to commemorate the legacies of a small fraction of Black suffragists often omitted from the women's suffrage movement narrative.
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A Radical Monarch wearing a brown uniform with badges

A Social Justice-Focused Alternative To Girl Scouts Is Gaining Popularity

“Radical Monarchs,” an emerging organization for Black and Brown youth aged 8 to 11, is gaining recognition as a progressive alternative to the long-established Girl Scouts of the USA.
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A photo collage of a man wearing a "I Carry Narcan" shirt, a box of Hank Green's 'Cancer Socks', a screenshot from Jourdan Johnson's TikTok Live, a Wilma Mankiller Barbie doll, and a flatlay of the Goodnewspaper

Good News This Week: November 18, 2023 - Barbies, Socks, & AR Filters

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A photo collage of a teacher and students in a classroom, a recycling bin, two men posing together, a portrait photo of Malala Yousafzai, and two people preparing food in the kitchen

Good News This Week: October 21, 2023 - Sanctuaries, Recycling, & Climate Education

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Two rabbis stand for a photo with the Imam of the mosque where the funeral was held

In an Act of Solidarity, Chicago-Area Rabbis Attend Funeral of Boy Killed in Anti-Muslim Hate Crime

“The murder of a six year old because of his faith and identity is not complicated. It is a heinous crime. And that’s why we went today.”
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Ava DuVernay speaks at TED from a chair on stage

Ava DuVernay Wants Every American 16-Year-Old To See Her New Film for Free

The new film, which will be released in December 2023, is DuVernay’s adaption of a bestselling non-fiction book.
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Quote Graphic: When you see something that is not the way it should be, don’t be afraid. Speak up, speak out, be courageous. — John Lewis

77 Best John Lewis Quotes To Inspire Good Trouble

Known for his unwavering commitment to nonviolence and belief in the power of “good trouble,” Lewis inspired countless individuals to take a stand against oppression and actively shape a more just society. 
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Black Men with Gardens: This Blooming Instagram Movement is Changing How the World Sees Black Men

A blend of green thumbs and powerful narratives, @blackmenwithgardens on Instagram provides a heartfelt look at Black men’s affinity for gardening and their broader stories.
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Three Pictures of African Americans Activists: Coretta Scott King, Martin Luther King, and Anita Hill

24 Famous Black Activists Who Transformed Society

Good Good Good’s guide to Black activists who have taken a stand against oppression, inequality, and systemic racism.
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Good News This Week: August 26, 2023 - Video Games, Filters, & Cleanups

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