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Category: Black History Month

Reshaping the “Most Segregated City in America”

  This article was written by Councilor Carol Clarke, Birmingham City Council, District 8 as part of the Black History Month writing series. Connect with Carol on email, LinkedIn, and Facebook. See all posts in this series and more Equity & Justice resources.   I recently read through Charles Connerly’s book, “The Most Segregated City … Continued

Black History Month Reading List (updated for 2022)

Happy Black History Month! Our staff at ELGL are excited to share some of our favorite reads from Black authors. This compilation of reads showcases books from many genres. This list highlights a variety of experiences and stories from Black authors. We have books from fiction to nonfiction, science fiction, mysteries, and even horror stories. … Continued

Yet Another Black History Month Proclamation

Today’s Morning Buzz is brought to you by Nick Smith, local government alum & amateur civic futurist. Connect with him on Linkedin and Twitter. What I’m watching: I am finally watching Ted Lasso and it’s everything I hoped it would be. What I’m listening to: Did you know Spotify has a playlist with one song … Continued

Let’s Talk Black History

This article is part of our Black History Month (and beyond) content series and was submitted by Margaret Gunther. Margaret is a Volunteer Program Manager for the City of Tualatin, Oregon. She can be reached at [email protected], or 503.691.3070. See all posts in this series and more Equity & Justice resources. “Not everything we face … Continued

“Service is the Rent You Pay for Room on This Earth” -Shirley Chisholm

This article is part of our Black History Month (and beyond) content series and was submitted by Jamilah Stephens. Connect with Jamilah on email or LinkedIn. See all posts in this series and more Equity & Justice resources. The annual celebrations of Black History and Women’s History Months offer opportunities to recognize trailblazing women whose contributions … Continued

What Allyship Means to Me?

  This article is part of our Black History Month (and Beyond) content series and was written by Ashley Copeland, Communications Manager for Newnan City. Connect with Ashley on Twitter or LinkedIn. See all posts in this series and more Equity & Justice resources.   True story. I once had a colleague of mine pose a … Continued

Allies in the Stream

This article is part of our Black History Month content series and was submitted by Jamilah Stephens. Connect with Jamilah on email or LinkedIn. See all posts in this series and more Equity & Justice resources. The year 2020 will be remembered for many things, among them being the months-long grassroots activism which took place in … Continued

A Seat at the Table

This article is part of our Black History Month content series and was submitted by J.C. Hudgison. Connect with J.C. on email or Twitter. See all posts in this series and more Equity & Justice resources. Being involved with local government for the last twelve years, I have learned the importance of minorities having a seat … Continued

Black Lives Matter, “I’m Here”

This poem is part of our Black History Month content series and was submitted by Ronnie J. Guest Jr., M.B.A. Shareable poem image below. Connect with Ronnie on LinkedIn or Twitter. See all posts in this series and more Equity & Justice resources. I’ve been told, I have a voice Yet, I’m to be seen … Continued

Racism

This poem is the first in our Black History Month content series and was submitted anonymously. See all posts in this series and more Equity & Justice resources. If only God can judge me for my sin? Why am I judged every day by my skin? If only my soul could live outside itself? No … Continued

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