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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.
A short history of Black women and police violence purpose

Jun. 12, 2020 2:30 pm

A short history of Black women and police violence

There is a perception among many Americans that Black women are somehow shielded from the threat of police violence. This perception, says guest columnist Keisha Blain, could not further from the truth.
Philanthropy needs a new endgame: The liberation of Black, Indigenous, and people of color communities in America purpose

Jun. 10, 2020 7:30 am

Philanthropy needs a new endgame: The liberation of Black, Indigenous, and people of color communities in America

"Today, there is an urgent need for philanthropic institutions and philanthropists to take more deliberate and intentional steps to dismantle white supremacy," says guest columnist Sidney Hargro.
‘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.
‘It’s overwhelming to articulate my feelings about being a Black man in this country’ purpose

Jun. 4, 2020 7:47 am

‘It’s overwhelming to articulate my feelings about being a Black man in this country’

Journalist and Generocity freelancer Peak Johnson reflects on his conflicting feelings about what he is observing and experiencing in Philadelphia at this pivotal point in history.
What a police-sanctioned mob in Fishtown says about systemic racism purpose

Jun. 2, 2020 9:12 am

What a police-sanctioned mob in Fishtown says about systemic racism

Racism caught on Instagram videos should be blasted. But there's a subtler kind we're confronting too.
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.
There’s a grant for that: 6 opportunities available from late May to mid-June, and on a rolling basis funding

May 22, 2020 8:00 am

There’s a grant for that: 6 opportunities available from late May to mid-June, and on a rolling basis

Check out our timeline for COVID-19 impact assistance for mid-sized arts nonprofits Black working artists, gender justice community organizers, trans communities, Indigenous businesses, and more.
No surprise that Black Americans are bearing the brunt of coronavirus recession, says Rutgers prof purpose

May 7, 2020 2:45 pm

No surprise that Black Americans are bearing the brunt of coronavirus recession, says Rutgers prof

Guest columnist William Rodger's estimate has the Black American unemployment rate already exceeding 20%, compared to a white unemployment rate of 13%.

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