Tag: black storytelling

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Indigenous Education: Exploring the history beneath our feet

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.

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In the Push to Keep Children With Kin and out of Foster Care, Are Families Heard?

By Steve Volk, Next City

Kids face less long-term trauma when they live with kin instead of foster families. Yet despite promising kinship placement models elsewhere and signs of improvement, Philadelphia’s child welfare system still appears biased against families.

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Freedom Is A Birth Right (A Love Letter to Haitians)

By Lindo Yes

When I see you
I realize my want for freedom
Has always been a need for freedom
Never an ask
A demand

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Kile Li Fini (A love letter to Haitians)

By Kim Russell

To our Haitian brethren, We are heartbroken to see the despair you are in. Humbly, you braved the elements of Mother Nature, only to be faced with the disastrous nature of humans.

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Love is a call to action and a challenge to tell new stories

Before the pandemic, we knew that there was a disconnect between mainstream news narratives and Black communities. Almost a year into the pandemic, we have experienced a multitude of moments that have crystallized the need for a shift in how stories are served up.