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In August we will be focusing attention on Black philanthropy, philanthropists purpose

Aug. 7, 2020 1:25 pm

In August we will be focusing attention on Black philanthropy, philanthropists

We resume our editorial calendar with the August topic: Black Philanthropists — those whose dedication to looking after others and pooling resources to effect change add a local note to the 400-year history of Black giving in America.
Reparations for slavery and racial segregation in America: 7 papers to know purpose

Jul. 21, 2020 1:16 pm

Reparations for slavery and racial segregation in America: 7 papers to know

If reparations were to happen, what should the value of reparations be and for which atrocities? And, what has stalled reparation movements in the past? Journalist's Resource researcher Clark Merrefield looks at scholarship that tries to answer those questions.
John Lewis and C.T. Vivian belonged to a long tradition of religious leaders in the civil rights struggle purpose

Jul. 20, 2020 2:46 pm

John Lewis and C.T. Vivian belonged to a long tradition of religious leaders in the civil rights struggle

That both men were people of the cloth is no coincidence, says guest columnist Lawrence Burnley.
On Juneteenth, and the difference between the law and good intentions purpose

Jun. 19, 2020 7:00 am

On Juneteenth, and the difference between the law and good intentions

"Juneteenth isn’t about emancipation. It’s a symbolic commemoration, honoring venerable ancestors who suffered and bled for a far-off dream of freedom that has yet to be achieved," says guest columnist Stephanie Renée.
This Juneteenth, let’s remember the U.S.C.T. and Camp William Penn purpose

Jun. 18, 2020 3:37 pm

This Juneteenth, let’s remember the U.S.C.T. and Camp William Penn

The first African in America Parade in the United States of America took place in Philadelphia when several hundred African Americans headed for the first training camp for the United States Colored Troops.
Author of ‘Bearing Witness While Black’ calls for us to stop viewing footage of Black people dying so casually purpose

May 29, 2020 12:17 pm

Author of ‘Bearing Witness While Black’ calls for us to stop viewing footage of Black people dying so casually

"Cellphone videos of vigilante violence and fatal police encounters should be viewed like lynching photographs — with solemn reserve and careful circulation," says guest columnist Allissa V. Richardson.
Birthed by HBCU students, SNCC offers important lessons for today’s student activists purpose

Apr. 14, 2020 11:10 am

Birthed by HBCU students, SNCC offers important lessons for today’s student activists

Guest columnist Jelani Favors discusses the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee's legacy on the 60th anniversary of its founding.
Katherine Johnson: NASA mathematician and much-needed role model people

Feb. 25, 2020 11:17 am

Katherine Johnson: NASA mathematician and much-needed role model

In her guest column, The Conversation's Monica Grady celebrates the extraordinary achievements of Katherine Johnson, and why women space scientists and engineers still need role models.
Brother to brother: An open letter to the next generation of Black male leaders purpose

Feb. 4, 2020 8:07 am

Brother to brother: An open letter to the next generation of Black male leaders

"To the young brothers rising in the ranks: we see you. We need you. The leadership positions held by me and others need successors," says guest columnist Darryl Bundrige of City Year Philadelphia.
The hidden story of two Black women looking out from the pages of a 19th-century book purpose

Jan. 27, 2020 11:00 am

The hidden story of two Black women looking out from the pages of a 19th-century book

Lecturer and poet Frances Ellen Watkins Harper is known for her work to secure women's right to vote in Philadelphia (and beyond). But Mary E. Harper's story is hidden. Two historians set out to uncover it.

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