What Solidarity Means Now

What Solidarity Means Now

What now? That’s the question so many of us have been asking in the aftermath of our recent presidential election. So many of us share deep concerns about our President-Elect, the values of his followers and the integrity of the government he is building. His campaign...

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My Open Letter to the International Documentary Association

As a member of the IDA, I received a heartening letter today, calling for members to comment on how this important organization to the world of documentary film can rally to support its community in light of recent events.  I want you to read this letter, and to send...

Black Giving Matters

I won’t beat around the bush: armchair activism terrifies me. You know the kind I’m talking about. The kind that involves people flooding their Facebook pages and Twitter feeds with outrage about social injustice, and that interrupts our regularly scheduled programming to sensationalize issues and hear what the pundits have to say. The kind that compels millions of concerned citizens to talk—often passionately— about what should happen, but that falls short of a meaningful response.

5 Indicators that Black Philanthropy Needs Our Help

When we embarked on our 2016 project, The Black Charity Finder, we only cared about our first major assumption: that people needed a better way to “give black”. Mainstream charity finders such as Charity Navigator and Charities.org offer search resources that may be...