In this special AllEyesOnDC segment, grassroots journalist Sam P.K.Collins and At-large D.C Councilmember Robert White (D) speak about the meaning of D.C. Emancipation Day and how White, a fifth-generation Washingtonian, has been able to tackle issues related to the welfare of other D.C. natives.
Mama Kyna Clemons, a quilter of 15 years and AllEyesOnDC guest, has parlayed her craft into a thriving business and means of educating Black African people of all ages about the historical and cultural relevance of quilting.
So no, I’m still not a Christian. At the same time, I’m not going to stop attending the church I frequented as a youngster, even if it’s once every two months. For the first time in a long time, I’m going to deviate from Malcolm X’s message a bit and not keep my spirituality in the closet. Why would I do that when respectfully speaking to Black people of other backgrounds outside of their place of worship could help Us see the lineage in Our spiritual systems and unite as One?
In essence, defining African Liberation and making an honest assessment of our situation globally should be a perpetual process, especially for a group of people living in a world that propagandizes anti-Blackness in all forms of the mainstream media.
Not even torrential downpour in the Dallas/Ft. Worth metro area could snuff out the drumbeat that connects people of African descent across the globe. Nor could it deter a small, but powerful, group of artists and activists from fulfilling their vision of enlightening others about the power of said drumbeat in uniting the African Diaspora.
We developed the Jan. 20th event, themed “Building a Black Nation in the U.S.” understanding that, at the most basic level, non-melanated people, and their melanated accomplices, oppress working class Black people politically, economically, and socially.
For those looking to AllEyesOnDC for enlightenment, understand that I too grow tired and weary from the mayhem people of African descent see in all corners of the world. That’s why I work as hard as I do to build a news brand that makes some sense of that.