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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 […]
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-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.