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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.

Joie Nearn, Imani Weeks and Sydne Hopkins of Science Leadership Academy scripted, filmed and edited a mini-documentary investigating colorism in the Black community. The project is called For the Love of Brown Girls.

This week is my coming out, of sorts. Not sexually, but ethnically. I’m claiming an identity that I’ve only recently felt empowered to embrace. And it’s scary, but wonderful.

The philosophy of #BlackGirlMagic is undeniable. And while there are plenty of examples of this in women and girls I pass on the streets daily, Erykah Badu is an embodiment of the beauty, grace and playfulness that Black Girl Magic is all about.

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.

Twenty Ten Talent, a career resource for talented young Black women across the globe, recently shared an inspiring blog post called “50 TED Talks by 50 Talented Black Women.”

In the past few years, we’ve spent quite a bit of time discussing the phenomenon of white privilege. But when it comes to turning the lens inward on Blackness, are we overpolicing success?

In a city with such deeply-rooted musical legacy, Philadelphia’s residents should be doing everything in our power to experience creative genius live on stage. Often.

Listen to some of our Youth WURDs hosts speak up about their vision for the future of Philadelphia!


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