By Lisa Brock, Academic Director, Arcus Center for Social Justice Leadership and Senior Editor, Praxis Center On July 5, 1852, Frederick Douglass, the prolific abolitionist, delivered his now famous 2000-word speech, “What to the Slave is the Fourth of July?” His … Continue reading
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By Stephanie Shonekan, Contributing Editor, Art, Music, and Pop Culture This year’s Grammy Awards show was one of the best I have seen in the last few years. Almost every performance was spectacular–Bruno Mars as himself and then as Prince; … Continue reading
By William C. Anderson, Race, Class and Immigration Contributing Editor There is a love that should be more prevalent. In our communities overrun with toxic masculinity, a deep, radical love for women and all gender non-conforming people is especially important … Continue reading
By Marquise Griffin “Man, it is what it is. You can’t understand a man if you ain’t live what he lived.” -Method Man “Bulletproof Love” I have a vivid memory of being in the Chicago Union Amtrak station in … Continue reading
In addition to her well-known autobiographies, Maya Angelou steadily wrote over the years. In this video Professor Angelou recites her poem, “And Still I Rise,” from her volume of poetry And Still I Rise, published in 1978.
By adrienne maree brown In this moment, when the future is so uncertain, Praxis Center turns to poetic offerings by adrienne maree brown. As she wrote on her blog, “i still believe it is the core work of our species – to … Continue reading
By Michelle Lugalia-Hollon Several months ago, during my daughter’s night time bath she pointed out that she wasn’t white like the tub, she was black, “like mommy.” I was thrilled! “That’s right!” I affirmed. “My biracial toddler identifies as black!” I … Continue reading
In this talk Professor Ferguson engages the history of black queer diasporic formations in the 1970s as part of radical attempts to reimagine and eroticize socialist imaginations. The talk situates these formations within a social and political context in which … Continue reading
“There is no need to love your body with trepidation…You say I don’t know I am beautiful, but what if I did?” Watch an aw inspiring poem about beauty, self-validation, and confidence. Check out more awesome BuzzFeedYellow videos! http://bit.ly/YTbuzzfeedyellow
Presentation by Marie T. Cochran at the Symposium on Affrilachia at the University of Kentucky, Lexington on March 9, 2011, of artwork by the artists included in the exhibition “Common Ground Affrilachia! Where I’m From” at the August Wilson Center … Continue reading
Color is more than skin deep for young African-American women struggling to define themselves.
The growing movement to stem the tide of mass criminalization and incarceration among Black and Latino communities in the US has begun to integrate elements of a radical arts tradition that has been used in a variety of social movements. … Continue reading