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.

Preachers, poets and activists – including the great Sonia Sanchez – reflect on the last words of seven Black men and women killed by police in 2014.

Protestors rallied outside of the South Philadelphia Sports Complex this past Sunday to take a stand against law enforcement injustice. Members of Philadelphians Organized to Witness, Empower, and Rebuild (POWER) Organization were on hand as early as 6pm as men and women of the cloth and their congregations were brought together to pray and help raise their voices against injustice in our city as well as across the country.

Can we embrace the good in the man, the legacy by which he has risen to power, and still properly scrutinize, chastise and hold him accountable for the glaring missteps and abuses?

“Up You Mighty Race! You Can Accomplish What You Will!” Afrocentricity International and the Molefi Kete Asante Institute for Afrocentric Studies join forces in the celebration of the life of Honorable Marcus Garvey upon the centennial of the UNIA/ACL.

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