April 30, 2017

A Moment in Black History: Tommie Smith, Peter Norman, and John Carlos

Peter Norman, Tommie Smith, and John Carlos at the 1968 Olympics

 For many people, Tommie Smith and John Carlos were just supposed to be entertainers who dazzled us with their speed. But with shoe-less feet, Human Rights Badges on their track suits, black gloved fists, and a long chain of beads around the neck, Tommie and John told the world that Black Lives Matter. In sock-clad […]

A Black Herstory Moment: Ms. Ethel Mae Matthews

Ms. Ethel Mae Matthews

  As thousands of Georgians brace themselves for the possibility of losing their Food Stamps, we pause on this 6th day in Black History month to celebrate the life and legacy of Mrs. Ethel Mae Matthews. Ms. Matthews was one of the most passionate, strategic and successful poverty rights advocates from Atlanta’s Peoplestown Neighborhood. Affiliated with Emmaus House, Ms. […]