By Kim Russell
Much Indigenous history is hidden in plain sight. However, with the guidance of a Guale (pronounced wah-LAY) tribe member, Tavis Sanders, we pull back and uplift the historical roots of this land.
Matin Fahim served eight years in prison for armed robbery. He was released in 2006 and worked various jobs until he was laid off in 2012. When his unemployment was in its last weeks, Fahim walked down the basement steps, saw the sewing machine and remembered his grandmother’s entrepreneurial spirit.
Entertainment, in the community, and behind prison walls: Pamela Hooks commitment to storytelling is a lifeline
Pamela Hooks stuck it out in what she describes as the cut-throat world of television and entertainment because she loved telling stories – and because a network of sister-friends sustained her when she felt battered by the industry.
Many of Philadelphia’s murals are artistic love letters to the world. They tell stories in a way that words can’t. As a singer, songwriter, producer and host of Songs For The Soul, Solomon Temple understands the importance of words – how they can shape and shift reality. Deeper than words, perhaps, is the power of a visual.
Brown is a professor of government, chair of the Women’s and Gender Studies Program, and affiliate in the African American Studies program at Georgetown University.
By Kim Russell
Three that float among us are Lawrence Killebrew, Harold Mays and Sharmarro Leak.
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