MSNBC Author Keisha N. Blain
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Keisha N. Blain

Keisha N. Blain is an award-winning historian and writer. She is an associate professor of history at the University of Pittsburgh and has written extensively on race, gender and politics in national and global perspectives. Her most recent book is “Until I Am Free: Fannie Lou Hamer’s Enduring Message to America.” 

Keisha N. Blain is an award-winning historian and writer. She is an associate professor of history at the University of Pittsburgh and has written extensively on race, gender and politics in national and global perspectives. Her most recent book is “Until I Am Free: Fannie Lou Hamer’s Enduring Message to America.” 

Latest from Keisha N. Blain

3d ago

Henrietta Lacks' family's suit against biotech company for HeLa cells is long overdue

HeLa cells were used develop the polio vaccine and have been used by scientists to study AIDS and cancer.
36d ago

Virginia's Robert E. Lee statue removal is a victory for activists

Removing the Confederate general's monument inRichmond was years in the making.
42d ago

Home hunting while Black: How racism sabotages the American dream

Black and white Americans seeking mortgages have vastly different experiences.
62d ago

Biden is reversing Trump's discriminatory housing rulings. We need more.

A recent incident in Wyoming is yet another example of how racism permeates all aspects of American society — including in housing.
70d ago

An Amazon site's Black workers keep finding nooses. The company needs to act.

Nooses found at American construction sites convey a very unsubtle threat.
99d ago

Black TikTok creators refuse to be the latest Black artists erased from their art

America has spent centuries refusing to give Black artists their much-deserved props.
119d ago

Juneteenth is an opportunity for America to reckon with its racial wealth gap

If businesses are going to celebrate Juneteenth, we need to talk openly about the persistent massive wealth gap between Black and white Americans.
125d ago

North Carolina plantation's Juneteenth event underscores South's historical whitewashing

The plan to center a Juneteenth event around so-called “displaced white refugees” is part of a larger effort to distort narratives about slavery.
138d ago

Tulsa Race Massacre survivors are fighting for reparations, 100 years later

Reparations won’t restore the hard-earned generational Black wealth stolen in the Tulsa massacre. But it’s the least America can do.
160d ago

Happy Mother's Day to the women who turned their grief into political action

Mother’s Day is the opportune moment to acknowledge the vital role mothers play in leading political change.
180d ago

Adam Toledo's killing is part of a brutal pattern of child killings in America

The killing of 13-year-old Adam Toledo has brought into sharp relief the desperate need for radical changes in American policing.