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Listen to Extraordinary Conversations with Helga While The Spark Takes a Break

Artist, performer, and host Helga Davis brings a soulful curiosity and love of people to the podcast Helga.

By Christina Zeiders

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The Spark discusses Traveling While Black exhibit at Shippensburg University

The Spark traveled to the Luhr’s Center at Shippensburg University on Tuesday, April 11 to talk about a Traveling While Black exhibit. The exhibit focuses on the restricted movement of black Americans in this country and the creation of safe spaces for them.

By Aniya Faulcon

York group shares how they’re honoring Crispus Attucks’ legacy during Black History Month and beyond

Barry Freeland, director of the Crispus Attucks Center for Employment and Training, Greg Smith and Jeff Kirkland, who are a part of the Crispus Attucks York programs joined us on The Spark Tuesday to tell us about Crispus Attucks’ life and legacy.

By Aniya Faulcon

Fight the Power: Culture War

Hip hop artists of the ’90s earned enemies from all sides of the political establishment.

By Christina Zeiders

Fight the Power: Under Siege

“The hip hop community has, from the start, been doing what the rest of media is only now catching up to.”

By Christina Zeiders

Ida B. Wells: American Stories

Ida B. Wells: American Stories frames Wells’ life and legacy in the context of today’s world, illustrating how today’s activists draw inspiration from her work.

By Christina Zeiders

Pennsylvania artist sheds a light on health care system challenges and hair discrimination experienced by people of color

Maria James-Thiaw, award-winning poet, performer, and playwright, has nearly 20 years of experience as a professor of writing and community teaching artist.

By Aniya Faulcon

Becoming Frederick Douglass is a Story of Transformation

Frederick Douglass went on to become many things – abolitionist, autobiographer, essayist, diplomat, orator, political theorist, editor, publisher and social reformer.

By Christina Zeiders