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The DNA of Black philanthropy purpose

Aug. 9, 2021 9:59 am

The DNA of Black philanthropy

"The ongoing responsibility to community is what Black Philanthropy Month is all about. We musn't confine our identities as philanthropists to the dollars we spend," says guest columnist Erinn Corbett-Wright.
US museums hold the remains of thousands of Black people. What can be done about it? purpose

Apr. 6, 2021 8:31 am

US museums hold the remains of thousands of Black people. What can be done about it?

The abolitionist group Police Free Penn has been calling for the repatriation and reburial of the remains that are part of the Morton Collection at the Penn Museum. The group is holding a direct action at the Museum on Thursday, April 8.
How Philadelphia’s Black churches overcame disease, depression and civil strife purpose

Mar. 5, 2021 5:11 pm

How Philadelphia’s Black churches overcame disease, depression and civil strife

The story of how three Black churches in Philadelphia endured events similar to those afflicting society today can give both solace and hope, says guest columnist Stephanie Boddie.
How Black cartographers put racism on the map of America purpose

Feb. 26, 2021 8:00 am

How Black cartographers put racism on the map of America

Counter-maps highlight the experiences of oppressed people, and Black Americans were among the earliest purveyors of counter-mapping, say guest columnists Joshua F.J. Inwood and Derek H. Alderman.
This Philly symposium was born from the rich intellectual tradition — and the erasure — of Afro-Latinxs purpose

Feb. 24, 2021 3:44 pm

This Philly symposium was born from the rich intellectual tradition — and the erasure — of Afro-Latinxs

Even academic institutions were not fully considering Afro-Latinx or Afro-Latin American contributions when the Arturo Schomburg Symposium at Taller Puertorriqueño started in 1997, says Evelyne Laurent-Perrault. This year's symposium takes place on Saturday.
Embracing the past on the way to the future: Bethel Burying Ground Committee prepares to choose a public memorial purpose

Feb. 16, 2021 10:11 am

Embracing the past on the way to the future: Bethel Burying Ground Committee prepares to choose a public memorial

"We want [the memorial] to live and have purpose and meaning, not just for today, but into the future,” says Rev. Mark Kelly Tyler, the pastor of Mother Bethel AME.
How the Ebenezer Baptist Church has been a seat of Black power for generations in Atlanta purpose

Jan. 18, 2021 12:59 pm

How the Ebenezer Baptist Church has been a seat of Black power for generations in Atlanta

"One cannot appreciate the importance of MLK Day without understanding the tradition that formed one of America’s most influential civil rights leaders," says guest columnist Jason Oliver Evans.
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.

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