BEYOND THE FLAG is a blog series that will recap some of MOJO host Stephanie Renée’s observations and experiences on her recent trip to Ghana. Be sure to check back often for updates.
The DNC has come and gone, but what–if anything–did it leave behind to benefit Philadelphia’s Black community? If we were paying attention, we saw confirmation that the tools of our victory are within reach. Contained in the might of our Black fist.
The pace of our legendary exemplars leaving the earthly plane should be cause for close examination. I’m not saying it’s all coming to an end, but I do think some reckoning is at hand.
We tend to toss around some terms very loosely, and the word “radical” has been coopted by mainstream culture to denigrate some of the best aspects of Black resistance. It’s time to snatch it back.
Renowned race scholar and activist, Dr. Frances Cress Welsing, died on January 2 at the age of 80. Her family states that she had been hospitalized earlier in the week after suffering a stroke.
We had a ball at our 2015 Holiday Party at the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts (PafA), starting off the afternoon off with our powerful “Art and Activism” panel discussion in partnership with PafA’s new exhibit “Procession: The Art of Norman Lewis.