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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

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What is Zoombalicious and how is it making a difference for people of color in Pennsylvania?

Sandra Johnson and Charisse Grayer, founders of Zoombalicious, joined us on The Spark Wednesday to discuss their program and the importance of health and wellness and sisterhood for women of color.

By Aniya Faulcon

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

Making Black America: Through the Grapevine

“African Americans have created a dynamic community and culture that flourished beyond the color line. Making Black America celebrates the places and institutions that were built by and for Black people with hope, love, and sustained by joy.”

By Christina Zeiders

What are the barriers that black women face with breastfeeding and how can they overcome them?

In honor of Black Breastfeeding Week , which took place Thursday through today, Charlotte Dorsey, Community Progress Council’s Women, Infants, and Children Education Manager joined us on Wednesday’s Smart Talk to discuss the barriers and benefits of breastfeeding.

By Aniya Faulcon

A councilman in Reading wants the city to implement reparations for slavery

Several cities across the nation are exploring, and even implementing, municipal reparations for the descendants of enslaved Africans. Reading may be the next to take on the effort.

By Anthony Orozco

‘We are in a state of emergency’: What’s behind the rising suicide rate among Black kids

Today, suicide is the second-leading cause of death among Black children ages 10 to 19. And that rate is rising faster for them than for any other racial or ethnic group.

By Liz Tung/WHYY