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Video shares voices of Black Liberation Ride organizers

Stills from the video. Watch it below. The latest episode of the Portland Water Bureau’s “Water Stories” series shines a light on the recent Black Liberation ride. The fifth annual edition of the ride took place on June 19th as a celebration of “Black joy” on Juneteenth and a huge number of people turned out. The short film features the voices of ride organizers Jené Etheridge and Stephen Marea, both of whom said one of the things they appreciate most about it was the feeling of riding wit...
Tags: Sport, Front Page, Cycling, Portland, Brown, Etheridge, Marea, Jonathan Maus, Portland Water Bureau, Black Liberation, Black Liberation Ride, Jené Etheridge, Stephen Marea, Portland Water Bureau s YouTube

An archive of Freedom, Paul Robeson and Louis Burnham's radical Harlem newspaper

Freedom, published in Harlem during the Cold War and McCarthy years, was Paul Robeson and Louis Burnham's radical black paper that "ppenly challenged racism, imperialism, colonialism, and political repression and advocated for civil rights, labor rights and world peace"; NYU's Freedom archive holds browsable (but not searchable, alas!) scans of issues with contributions from "W.E.B. Du Bois, Alice Childress and Lorraine Hansberry" and many others. (Thanks, Fipi Lele!)
Tags: Post, Old school, News, New York City, Race, Paul Robeson, Media Theory, Mccarthy, Harlem, Nyu, Lorraine Hansberry, McCarthyism, Black Liberation, Anticolonialism, Antiimperialism, Louis Burnham

Nonfiction: The Philosopher Who Believed That Art Was Key to Black Liberation

In “The New Negro,” Jeffrey C. Stewart recounts the life of Alain Locke: scholar, critic and impresario of the Harlem Renaissance.
Tags: News, Locke, Alain, Steward, Books and Literature, Jeffrey C, Black Liberation, Alain Locke, Jeffrey C Stewart, The New Negro (Book, Harlem Renaissance Movement

What Stands for Liberation?

“ I grew up like a neglected weed, – ignorant of liberty, having no experience of it. Then I was not happy or contented.” Harriet Tubman to Benjamin Drew, St. Catharines, Ontario, Canada, 1855  I’m not a theologian, nor am I an Islamic scholar in the traditional sense. That was not the path that the Creator had chosen for me. Becoming a traditionally trained Muslim scholar is not easy for women, especially a convert who grew up in a Black working class single parent home. Even with the bes...
Tags: Politics, England, Education, France, Religion, Freedom, America, Development, West, Britain, United States, Islam, Civil Rights, Muslim, Muhammad Ali, Injustice

By the Pen: Black History Month

“And He taught Adam the names – all of them.” (Qur’an 2:31) Colonial historians depicted Africans as peoples without a history, while exceptionalizing African Muslim civilizations because they had written records. But civilizations without literature still have histories. Africans passed on narratives through poems, griots, and visual art, as well as forms of communication such as drumming and dance that not easily collected by Western historians. Africanist scholars have been creative in dem...
Tags: Religion, Americas, America, Racism, United States, Islam, Civil Rights, Truth, Social Justice, Muslims, Black History Month, Muhammad, Adam, Harriet Jacobs, Santa Clara University, Frederick Douglass