February 1, 2024
To mark the start of Black History Month, we revisit the often-overlooked and intertwined histories of Black and South Asian communities. Here are 18 articles from our archives; they explore varied topics, including the connections between Ethiopian and Indian food, Black and Dalit solidarity, Black TikTokers celebrating South Asian culture, the history of anti-Blackness, and more.
President Gerald Ford 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 “African Americans and the Arts,” focusing on how, for centuries, the West has “denied or minimized the contributions” of Black communities to the arts and history, even as they mimicked or stole these contributions. Sound familiar?
At The Juggernaut, we’re dedicated to telling untold stories and histories and we’ll continue doing so this month with original reporting.