February 18, 2020

dream hampton has a short biography — if you ask her.

“Filmmaker. Writer. And activist from Detroit,” she says, “and in that order.”

Then, she pauses for a bit before continuing, perhaps thinking of the...

April 9, 2019

When radio show host and civil rights activist Joe Madison was asked to appear on the popular PBS genealogy show Finding Your Roots, he jumped at the opportunity.

“It’s a chance to learn information...

March 22, 2019

When UK-based production company Impossible Factual approached Yoruba Richen in the summer of 2017 to helm a new documentary about The Negro Motorist Green Book, a manual that helped African Americans...

March 6, 2019

On what feels like an unusually breezy day in early July in Georgia, there is a low hum of activity at Stacey Abrams’ campaign office on the southeast side of Atlanta. It is midmorning, and while a st...

March 4, 2019

The activist landscape wasn’t quite as, well, active when Tami Sawyer moved back home to Memphis, Tenn., in 2013 after a 10-year stint in Washington, D.C. Like so many who nursed psychic wounds of Tra...

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