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We Insist! – Jazz and Black artists action community

We Insist! – Jazz and Black artists action community

WE INSIST! is a jazz and Black arts action community and an evolving project to convey a True history. WE INSIST! is intended to stimulate discussion, to exist in collaboration with the movement to protect Black lives, and to offer arts, educational, media, and...

The Black Music History Library

The Black Music History Library

This is a living collection of books, articles, documentaries, series, podcasts and more about the Black origins of traditional and popular music dating from the 18th century to present day. Resources are organized chronologically and by genre for ease of browsing....

NIU Conversations on Diversity+Equity (CODE) workshops

NIU Conversations on Diversity+Equity (CODE) workshops

CODE is designed to engage students, faculty and staff in learning about the cultural differences that shape our world. The main goal of the program is to create spaces for them to explore complex aspects of the diversity and equity framework. The ultimate outcome of...

Poetry: This Skin That Carry My Worth

Poetry: This Skin That Carry My Worth

This Skin That Carry My Worth Earl Mills This skin that carry my worth, May be darker than You like We don’t all look alike, We vary from high yellow, to jet black. Our lips are thick and full, nose flat and wide The women’s hips are nice and round, And they sway from...

Protester rights and Stand for Justice books

Protester rights and Stand for Justice books

This page is an evolving compilation of links and resources so that you can find ways to participate, become informed, stand in solidarity, support those in need, and find support for yourself.  Helpful links for protesters to know their rights when protesting or if...