There is a thread on Black Twitter called #HappyBlackGirlDay, where posts are used to uplift and celebrate Black femininity. In the wake of Sandra Bland’s death and so many other insults and insensitivity toward sisterhood, this social media practice feels more like urgent necessity.
Black Music Month is like a second birthday celebration. It is a wonderful reminder of the role that music has played not just in my own development, but as a vehicle for expression and success for my entire family.
Philadelphia City Council recently unveiled the the Community Sustainability Initiative (CSI), a “challenge to residents, businesses, institutions and government to make every Philadelphia neighborhood a Community of Choice.”