African Americans

Zach Banner tries challah and (spoiler) he loves it

Zach Banner of the NFL’s Pittsburgh Steelers now knows what challah tastes like — and he can say the word properly.

By MARCY OSTER/JTA
24/07/2020
Rep. John Lewis (D-GA) testifies to the Senate Judiciary Committee during the second day of confirma
My mentor John Lewis was the embodiment of Jewish values - opinion

In many ways, John Lewis lived a life in the tradition of Jewish prophets.

By JOHN EAVES/JTA
24/07/2020
The pandemic of racism against African-Americans - opinion

The rage, desperation and determination that continue to bring tens of thousands of Americans to the streets in protest against racism and injustice hopefully will be just the beginning.

Amar’e Stoudemire offers to bridge the gap between Blacks and Jews

“I do think, I know with me being in the position where I am where being an African-American Jew who’s learning at a high level, I think there’s a narrative shift that’s happening,” he said.

By MARCY OSTER/JTA
21/07/2020
Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, Jemele Hill call out antisemitism in Black community

In his latest column for The Hollywood Reporter on Tuesday, Abdul-Jabbar argues that there has been a “shocking lack of massive indignation” over recent statements on social media.

By MARCY OSTER/JTA
16/07/2020
Religious leader Louis Farrakhan gives the keynote speech at the Nation of Islam Saviours' Day conve
Has Farrakhanism become mainstream in the US?

This form of American antisemitism is more mainstream today.

Minneapolis Mayor Jacob Frey listens to the first organizing meeting of the Minneapolis City Council
Minneapolis Mayor Jacob Frey supports reparations for African-Americans

Frey brought his Jewish identity into his response.

By PENINA BEEDE/JTA
09/07/2020
The Keith family
My Black Jewish family’s values were 150 years in the making - opinion

"Tony and I are raising our families’ first generation of Black Jews. We have two daughters, ages 8 and 5, and a 2-year-old son."

By JESSICA KEITH/JTA
04/07/2020
Colorado officers fired over photos mocking death of Elijah McClain

The officers who were terminated were named as Jason Rosenblatt, Erica Marrero and Kyle Dittrich. The fourth officer, Jaron Jones, resigned on Tuesday.

By REUTERS
04/07/2020
Jewish organizations offering $5K for info on attack against Black Jewish teen

Jewish organizations in the United States issued statements strongly condemning the attack on Bernstein.

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