Hidden Pictures: The Brilliance of Rogerline Johnson

Historic tourism is one of my favorite pastimes. A little over a year ago, I took a trip to Helena, AR to visit some of the town’s famous sites, the Delta Cultural Center, Fort Curtis, and Centennial Baptist Church. Catty-corner to the church and beside Fort Curtis I noticed a photography studio.…

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Black History Month: John Handcox’s Songs of Resistance

Delta gospel, blues, and labor songs sprang from the fields where pain and resistance, strength and sorrow coexisted. The music that came from this place speaks to the land of milk and honey and the valley of dry bones. It speaks to the place where riches abound and poverty prevails. It speaks…

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Public Service Malpractice: From Words to Walls
(Photo by Ron Sachs - Pool/Getty Images) Trump signs Executive Action for building a wall.

Public Service Malpractice: From Words to Walls

The President’s official campaign slogan was, “Make America Great Again,” but the heart of that campaign and now his White House is “build a wall,” a physical wall. However, we must recognize the other walls that are constructed by words and actions. In addition to the White House planning to construct a…

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Is Nonviolence Still Effective At Evoking Social Change?

Check out this interview great interview! Is nonviolence still effective at evoking social change? [soundcloud url="https://api.soundcloud.com/tracks/206376931" params="color=ff5500" width="100%" height="166" iframe="true" /] via Second Thought

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Lynching in the Arkansas Delta: The Land of Paradox

By Andrea Price a_price1 The Arkansas Delta Region The Equal Justice Initiative (EJI) just released Lynching in America: Confronting the Legacy of Racial Terror, which documents EJI’s multi-year investigation into lynching in twelve Southern states during the period between Reconstruction and World War II. Almost 4,000 lynchings occurred during this time. As I…

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