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How To Make It In America, The PushBlack Edition

Hey, PushBlack fam! The Great Recession brought high unemployment rates and hard times to a lot of Americans. Unfortunately, economic hardship is no stranger to black Americans, who have been dealing with Great Recession unemployment rates ever since becoming free from slavery and sharecropping. Despite these challenges, black families have always found creative ways to make it in America.

PushBlack Asks: What is the Responsibility of the Black Artist?

Hey, PushBlack fam! There has always been a revolutionary nature to black art. From the moment Plymouth Rock landed on us, we have used our creativity to fight back. Our enslaved ancestors planned revolts and shared escape plans through negro spirituals. The Black Power movement gave rise to the equally revolutionary Black Arts Movement. Now, the Black Lives Matter movement adds momentum to our modern day efforts to fight back through our creativity.

PushBlack: Social Activism, Black Greeks, and Media Representations

Hey, PushBlack fam! Lately, we've been talking about voting rights. Coincidently, the Voting Rights Act of 1965 was passed 50 years ago today because of leaders like Martin Luther King Jr., Betty Shabazz, Huey P. Newton, Zora Neal Hurston, and Thurgood Marshall - all of whom were members of Black Greek Letter Organizations. From criminal justice reform to organizing for reproductive rights, black greeks continue to work on the issues affecting the black community.

PushBlack: North Carolina’s Gon’ Be Alright

Hey, PushBlack fam! As of late, we've been in our feelings thinking about voting rights and how they're currently under attack in North Carolina. One day, we discussed the similarities between Selma and right now. The other day, we talked about how Reconstruction paved the way for the Civil Rights Movement.