The Heat: U.S. Black History Month

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Another unarmed Black man killed by police prompts outrage and calls for reform yet again. This as the United States commemorates Black History Month.

Black History Month is the annual U.S. celebration of achievements by Black Americans and a time for recognizing their central role in American history. But Black people still suffer from among other things chronic poverty, lack of resources in education, discrimination in the criminal justice system, and excessive use of force by police.

After the recent killing of Tyre Nichols, and more than two years after the murder of George Floyd, there’s been little progress on federal police reform.

Joining the discussion:

  • Jason Nichols is a senior lecturer in African American Studies at University of Maryland. 
  • Brandon Hogan is an Associate Professor of Philosophy at Howard University. 
  • Niambi Carter is an Associate Professor in Public Policy at the University of Maryland, and author of “American While Black: African Americans, Immigration, and the Limits of Citizenship.”
  • Imani Cheers serves as the Interim Senior Associate Provost for Undergraduate Education at George Washington University and an Associate Professor of Media and Public Affairs.