December 9, 2019

The entirety of the African American experience is the embodiment of resistance and resilience. Our position in this country has always been unwelcomed, illegal. We are the perpetual “other.” This mar...

December 9, 2019

This September, I spoke at the March on Washington Film Festival for Chisholm ’72 – Unbought & Unbossed, which highlighted Shirley Chisholm’s presidential campaign. As the first Black congresswoman an...

December 9, 2019

 In 1965, playwright and poet Amiri Baraka (b. Leroi Jones) challenged the theatrical status quo by creating the Black Arts Repertory Theatre/School (BARTS) in Harlem. The opening of the theater is co...

December 9, 2019

My mother was thrilled when she learned she was pregnant with me. When her relationship went sour, she realized that she would have to raise me on her own.

My earliest memories of my mother are that sh...

December 9, 2019

We need to transform our priorities for Black liberation in the United States of America. The next 400 years of Black life in America requires everyday people fighting for their liberation, along with...

December 9, 2019

I loved Toni Morrison long before I read a word she’d written.
Her life was an epic poem, a love poem written to African Americans — and by extension to all of humanity.
She wrote from the intimacy of...

December 9, 2019

Mabel’s Table sits at the edge of the Atlantic Ocean in Elmina, Ghana. In the distance is the Cape Coast Slave Castle, one of several dozens of slave dungeons in West Africa where captured Africans we...

In August, the NAACP took nearly 300 people to Ghana. It was the largest delegation for the country’s historic Year of Return. During the 10-day trip, participants visited the home of NAACP co-founder...

December 9, 2019

I was fortunate to be able to participate in the Jamestown to Jamestown journey with the NAACP in August as we commemorated the 400th year birth of slavery in the English settlement to be named Jamest...

December 9, 2019

HER Idea, a new initiative created by the NAACP’s Economic Department, will focus on female entrepreneurship. The initiative launched with an HBCU tour and a podcast. The goal of HER Idea is to encour...

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