Celebrating Black History Month
Celebrating Black History Month

To mark the start of Black History Month, we revisit the often-overlooked and intertwined histories between Black and South Asian communities.

Here are just 10 articles from our archives, which explore Black and Dalit solidarity, segregation in Detroit, the history of anti-Blackness, the #BlackLivesMatter movement, and more.

President Gerald Ford officially recognized Black History Month in 1976, to “seize the opportunity to honor the too-often neglected accomplishments of Black Americans in every area of endeavor throughout our history.” This year, the month’s theme is “Black Family: Representation, Identity and Diversity,” which aims to explore the African diaspora, and their migration across the United States.

At The Juggernaut, we’re dedicated to telling untold stories and histories and we’ll continue doing so this month with original reporting on topics as diverse as Black TikTokers celebrating Brown culture, why Nigerians love Bollywood, and the history of Bengali Harlem.


Martin Luther King Jr.’s Pilgrimage to India

by Devanshi Patel

History still sees the legacies of the civil rights activist and independence leader Mahatma Gandhi as deeply intertwined.

American civil rights leader Rev. Martin Luther King, Jr. removes his shoes before entering Mahatma Gandhi's shrine in New Delhi, India, Feb. 11, 1959. (AP Photo)

American civil rights leader Rev. Martin Luther King, Jr. removes his shoes before entering Mahatma Gandhi's shrine in New Delhi, India, Feb. 11, 1959. (AP Photo)

“Since being in India, I am more convinced than e

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