VOLUME 4 NUMBER 32: The ugly side of “allyship”; remembering Nichelle Nichols, Bill Russell, James Baldwin, and a quote by Toni Morrison.
William Spivey, a Fisk University alum, writes on politics, history, and race to educate those who have been misled on these matters. Sometimes he might mock a politician. Spivey is fluent in sarcasm.
VOLUME 4 NUMBER 30: Sherry Kappel on the people behind the headlines and hashtags; Jesse Wilson on the elusiveness of racial equality; and William Spivey on the difficulty in acknowledging systemic racism.
VOLUME 4 NUMBER 25: On the nature of cake and convictions; the origins of America’s mass shootings; the sixth anniversary of the Pulse shooting; the origins of Juneteenth; and a special shout-out to just about everyone’s first hero—dad.
VOLUME 4 NUMBER 21: Clay Rivers on another mass murder of Black people; Glenn Rocess on white supremacy's last hurrah; William Spivey on the intertwined nature of freedom.
VOLUME 4 NUMBER 14: Afrophobia. Yes, That’s a Thing. Clay Rivers on the biggest obstacle to achieving a racially equitable society and its solution.
VOLUME 4 NUMBER 12: All who journey to equality follow the same principle: the humanity they see in themselves is identical to that in someone else
VOLUME 4 NUMBER 9: Sherry Kappel on the intersection of Black History, Black excellence in sports, and racism; Jesse Wilson on why we celebrate Hip Hop
VOLUME 4 NUMBER 8: William Spivey on the relevance of Black achievements, turning points in history, and atrocities committed against Black people.
VOLUME 4 NUMBER 6: Clay Rivers on why celebrating Black History Month will always matter and “Rosa Parks: More Than a One-Hit Wonder” by Sabrina Bryant.
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James Baldwin was under no illusion about America. He saw the good and the evil. The answer doesn’t lie in fixing Black people. Baldwin knew this when he told his nephew, “We cannot be free until they are free.”