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The World According to Fannie Davis

Baruch Professor Bridgett M. Davis’ memoir, The World According to Fannie Davis:  My Mother’s Life in the Detroit Numbers will not only be the first year text for Fall 2020, but it will be adapted for a feature film —… Continue Reading →

LGBTQ+ Pride!

Did you know the1960s LGBT rights movement was led by trans women of color? From Equality Archive:  “History remembers New York’s iconic Stonewall Inn as the birthplace of the modern LGBT rights movement. On June 28, 1969 it’s bar patrons… Continue Reading →

Celebrating Juneteenth!

“Let Freedom Ring, Facing the rising sun (the sun, the sun, the sun) of our new day begun (of our new day begun) Let us march on (march on, march on, march on) till victory Let us march on (march… Continue Reading →

Sojourners for Truth and Justice

On June 14, 2020 almost 15,000 people risked their health to march in support of Black Lives–this time to remind the world that Black Lives Matter includes Black LGBT persons.  The tradition of risking oneself for the right to safety… Continue Reading →

Free Films + Events in June!

Professor Angie Beeman will give an online talk, “Progressives, Radicals & Well-Meaning Liberals” on June 11 at 8pm.  Any proceeds from the sliding  scale fee will go to Black Visions Collective.  Please email Professor Beeman ( for free tickets. This… Continue Reading →

Congratulations to the Class of 2020!

Commencements mark the beginning of something new.  Today, Baruch College celebrated its virtual Commencement.  We are excited to know you will be a part of the change you want to see in this world, and we celebrate your excellence as… Continue Reading →

An Open Letter to Baruch: Your Silence is Being Heard

Black Lives Matter.  We unequivocally condemn the murder of George Floyd, police brutality, and all the anti-black violence embedded in the history of this country.  We also stand committed to our students’ health, safety, and freedom to think and act… Continue Reading →

Why We Can’t Breathe

Please read Baruch professor Regina A. Bernard’s essay, ‘Why We Can’t Breathe:” “This essay, this moment in my life, was supposed to be about something else. This was supposed to be about my body. This wasn’t supposed to be about… Continue Reading →

Luisa Capetillo, Puerto Rican Feminist

Baruch BLS Professor Karanja Carroll found this article from Teen Vogue about Luisa Capetillo, one of our sheros whose story was the focus of scholarship by CUNY Chancellor Félix V. Matos Rodríguez: “When we speak of iconic Latina feminists, a… Continue Reading →

The Truth About Cinco de Mayo

In The United States, many people think Cinco de Mayo is a celebration of Mexican independence.  But Cinco de Mayo commemorates Mexico’s longshot victory against France in the Battle of Puebla on May 5, 1862. In the early 1960s, Mexican-American… Continue Reading →

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