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Soul Fire Farm's action steps and policy platform for food sovereignty

Soul Fire Farm's action steps and policy platform for food sovereignty [pdf]: CHECK OUT this incredible resource and guide for addressing and dismantling racism in the food system, galvanizing the movement for land and racial justice, written by the illustrious folks at Soul Fire Farm. Thank you to Nora Feldhusen, Organizing Committee Member of the […]

Posted: June 14 2020
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NYT op-ed, "America, This Is Your Chance"

"Our only hope for our collective liberation is a politics of deep solidarity rooted in love." READ THIS ARTICLE! From Michelle Alexander (civil rights lawyer, advocate, legal scholar and the author of “The New Jim Crow: Mass Incarceration in the Age of Colorblindness) comes this goosebump raising-ly powerful op-ed, published June 8, 2020 in the […]

Posted: June 11 2020
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NYT op-ed, "America, This Is Your Chance"

"Our only hope for our collective liberation is a politics of deep solidarity rooted in love." READ THIS ARTICLE! From Michelle Alexander (civil rights lawyer, advocate, legal scholar and the author of “The New Jim Crow: Mass Incarceration in the Age of Colorblindness) comes this goosebump raising-ly powerful op-ed, published June 8, 2020 in the […]

Posted: June 11 2020
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John Boyd Jr. spokesman for black farmers rights

There were nearly a million black farmers in 1920. Why have they disappeared? "The number of black farmers in America peaked in 1920, when there were 949,889. Today, of the country’s 3.4 million total farmers, only 1.3%, or 45,508, are black, according to new figures from the US Department of Agriculture released [April 2019]. They own a mere […]

Posted: June 7 2020
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heritage radio network tribute to Philando Castile

On June 5, 2020, Heritage Radio Network aired episode 77 of their flagship news show Meat and Three: SAY THEIR NAMES: REMEMBERING PHILANDO CASTILE From Heritage Radio: This week on Meat and Three, we released a special episode that addresses recent police violence and revisits our tribute to Philando Castile, a school cafeteria worker who was […]

Posted: June 6 2020
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greenhorns guidebook 3.0 NOW LIVE!

The Greenhorns Beginner's Guide to Getting Into Farming Visit our newly published guidebook! Institutional violence and debt, land dispossession, food insecurity. Our present moment follows from the looting of land and the failures of American agriculture. We encourage you to donate to Black Lives Matter chapters and Bailout funds in cities or communities near you. […]

Posted: June 2 2020
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free the land

In this month's issue of Vice magazine, Vice took a long look at one answer to that question in Jackson, Mississippi. There, in 2013, voters elected black-nationalist lawyer Chokwe Lumumba as mayor based on promises of direct democracy and cooperative enterprise. Lumumba died unexpectedly less than a year later, but the story of what he […]

Posted: April 28 2016
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kale, racial justice, and reclaiming our collective right to the earth

  [youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=StygQm6YlwQ] A beautiful walk around Soul Fire Farm with the thoughtful, insightful, and fiercely passionate Leah Penniman. This film was produced by The Next System Project and the Laura Flanders Show, as part of their series on gender, race, and the next system. I'd write more about the farm, but my paraphrasing would never be as powerful […]

Posted: April 5 2016
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scientific american chimes in on beyonce's "formation"

Beyoncé's "Formation" makes many statements about social and political realities in the U.S., but song and video perhaps speak especially strongly to black women in academia. Truly, Formation by Beyoncé is the hype track of Black Women everywhere, but Academia is such a special place that I feel it has an especially stark meaning to those of us […]

Posted: February 11 2016