Resuscitating Hope

By Andrea Price I was only seven years old when Rev. Jessie Jackson gave the now famous, “Keep Hope Alive!” speech at the 1988 Democratic National Convention. I vividly remember the speech because I heard a voice through the television screen that had the cadence of preachers I’d heard in churches in…

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Bishop Richard Allen’s Stamp Dedication

View the stamp reveal ceremony here. The 39th stamp in the Black Heritage series commemorates preacher, activist, and civic leader Richard Allen (1760-1831), an inspiring figure whose life and work resonate profoundly in American history. This stamp coincides with the 200th anniversary of Allen's founding of the African Methodist Episcopal (AME) Church, one…

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Don’t Ask Me Where I’m From

When someone asks you where you're from … do you sometimes not know how to answer? Writer Taiye Selasi speaks on behalf of "multi-local" people, who feel at home in the town where they grew up, the city they live now and maybe another place or two. "How can I come from…

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