Today we want to take a quick but important moment to say Happy Birthday to legendary actor, entertainer, activist (and our boss) Harry Belafonte! For 90 years, Mr. Belafonte has been a trailblazer in the arts and the movements for civil/human rights and social justice. Read more →
Today SANKOFA.org, the social justice organization founded by Harry Belafonte, has announced that the audio version of its new Visual EP “17”, featuring music by artists Ty Dolla $ign, Raphael Saadiq, Mali Music and Elijah Blake, is now available on all DSPs. The Visual EP, which made its official February 17th premiere on TIDAL, seeks to raise funds to support grassroots organizing efforts around issues of racial and social justice. Read more →
If you plan to join the thousands (if not millions) of people across the U.S. in boycotting the soon-to-be-President of this doomed United States’ inauguration, you’re likely seeking out counter-programming to drown out the 24-hour news and social media hell that comes along with it. Thankfully there are alternatives to this Orangeade onslaught that will not only keep you distracted, but that offer some beacon of light, hope and inspiration, which will no doubt come in handy over the next four (or more, but for God’s mercy, I hope not) years. Read more →
As part of its post-election coverage, Hello Beautiful‘s Kellee Terrell interviewed 17 Black women about their reflections and outlook on the new President-elect, including communications specialist and Human Impact Solutions Co-Founder/CEO Janet Dickerson. Read more →
Nearly $156,000 has been raised from Blackout for Human Right‘s #JUSTICEFORFLINT event, where more than 2,000 people — the majority of which were Flint residents — packed the The Whiting Auditorium Sunday night in Flint, Michigan. To date, more than 4,000 people have contributed personal donations via text and online, both during and after the livestream broadcast of the event, which aired exclusively on REVOLT. tv. Read more →
In addition to being a force to be reckoned within the racial and social justice arenas, Black Lives Matter has helped usher forward a new era in online advocacy and organizing. With their prolific use of the hashtag and highly-sophisticated cross-city media and communications strategy, Black Lives Matter has demonstrated an aptitude for developing well-crafted and tightly-controlled messaging, even as its organizational infrastructure remains largely decentralized. Read more →
For Pastor Michael McBride, one of the foremost issues of concern facing Black men and boys today is that of simply belonging.
“Increasing and widening the circle of belonging and concern for me seems to be one of the biggest challenges,” he says. “We must make every effort to really create systems and structures that embrace young people, Black men and boys in particular.”