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

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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.
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.
‘If you think the protests that are happening now are just about convicting a cop, you’re missing the boat’ purpose

Jun. 5, 2020 8:00 am

‘If you think the protests that are happening now are just about convicting a cop, you’re missing the boat’

In his guest column, Less Cardinal wants to help people connect the dots of systemic injustice.
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.

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