Tag Archives: Ida B. Wells

Q and A with Margaret Kimberley, “Prejudential: Black America and the Presidents”

Prejudential: Black America and the Presidents presents 45 essays, one for each presidency, that analyze the history of Black people as they attempt to navigate a political system which is inherently hostile to their existence. Margaret Kimberley  WAMM Newsletter November 5, 2020 This article originally appeared in the print version of Women Against Military Madness […]

Chris Hedges Gives a Heartbreaking Speech on “Wages of Rebellion” (Video)

 Chris Hedges speaks at Community Worker Program’s Tommy Douglas Institute May 2015. Lucideans Published on Apr 20, 2016 Media for the people!  Click here to help Rise Up Times continue to bring you vital analysis of and commentary about current issues you won’t find in the mainstream corporate media.  

Cornel West: The Fire of a New Generation

West: …we’re trying to sustain hope by being a hope. Hope is not simply something that you have; hope is something that you are. So, when Curtis Mayfield says “keep on pushing,” that’s not an abstract conception about optimism in the world. That is an imperative to be a hope for others in the way Christians in the past used to be a blessing — not the idea of praying for a blessings, but being a blessing.

Ida B. Wells: 5 Fast Facts You Need to Know

Ida B. Wells-Barnett would have turned 153 on July 16. She was a writer and editor, a suffragist and an early leader in the civil rights movement.