The 2016 presidential election has been a heavily contested battle that has terrified, enraged, and essentially drained most of us all year. The especially incendiary campaign of Donald Trump and the Black community’s ambivalent and awkward relationship with Hillary Clinton have resulted in two clashing camps: those who vehemently argue that we must vote in order …
The lesson of this case is that power must be mobilized in order to be effectively felt, and it must be collective in order to serve our interests, ensure our survival, and affirm our human worth.
Bryan Stevenson discusses the role of identity in the development of activists and social change agents.
The breadth of Black experience in this historical moment requires us to be broader than our basest problems, to grow beyond oppression even as we are still struggling against it.
For many of the Occupy Wall Street protestors, it seems like venting is enough. Collective strategizing for long-term change may not be a part of the plan.