Category: History

  • Ancestry in Progress

    We must use our haunting to see how black life truly is and see how it could be otherwise.

  • Amandla!

    “Meadowlands, Meadowlands, ons daak nie ons pola hie” – Nancy Jacobs and Sisters, Meadowlands My understanding of what happened/happens/is happening in South Africa has come through music. Although I experienced Americans railing against apartheid in my youth and remember “Free Nelson Mandela” and his release and the powerful images of people voting for the first…

  • The Greatest Generation

    “Black is her beauty. Her soul of gold.” – Meshell Ndegeocello, Black is the Color of My True Love’s Hair I was reminded today through the many articles and social media posts* and, most significantly, by NPR’s Code Switch’s Today in 1963 twitter account that the March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom was about…