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Black Star Rising is an educational enterprise dedicated to key pillars in Black Studies: relevant education, knowledge of self, and antiracism. Led by our founder, Dr. LaTaSha Levy, we draw from a dynamic and transformative history of Black Studies cultivation to debunk racial ignorance and strengthen cultural consciousness.

“we have to talk about liberating minds as well as liberating society.” —    Angela Davis


Our educational programming and materials are designed to arm you with critical knowledge to navigate race confidently and successfully. If you lack training in Black Studies or are “afraid to say the wrong thing,” our resources provide insight and powerful frameworks to elevate your toolkit. 


We partner with you on your cultural and equity-based initiatives saving you time in achieving effective outcomes. 

Whether you are a student, an educator, a parent, or a life-long learner, we help elevate cultural intelligence by tapping into a longstanding tradition rooted in “education for liberation.”


A bold black history education.

Dr. Levy is a Black Studies educator with more than 25 years of experience teaching Black history and culture to high school and college students. In 2018, she founded Black Star Rising to provide greater access to Black Studies and Black history education beyond the ivory tower.

Dr. Levy is also a triple-Black Studies scholar. She earned a bachelor’s from the Carter G. Woodson Institute for African American and African Studies at the University of Virginia; a master’s from the Africana Studies and Research Center at Cornell University; and a doctorate in African American Studies at Northwestern University.

In addition to her work with Black Star Rising, Dr. Levy serves as a scholar-in-residence and facilitator for A Long Talk About the Uncomfortable Truth, a national antiracist activation experience.

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Immerse yourself in foundational knowledge of Black Studies through a rich Black intellectual tradition. These digital downloads include at least six hours of study, steeped in the legacy of historymakers and truth-tellers like Carter G. Woodson, Margaret Burroughs, Gil Scott-Heron, Sonia Sanchez, Manning Marable, and more!

Themes include “The Politics of Education” and “Education for Liberation.” Start a bold Black history education today.

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