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Ruth Ellen Kocher

Postcards to the Future: Future / Ruth Ellen Kocher

Skit: MLK Jr. and Lieutenant Uhura Have Coffee and Cake, by Ruth Ellen Kocher “In this speculative excerpt, Kocher conflates the foreboding assassination of Martin Luther King Jr. with the hope of a brighter, more expansive future, entrusted to Afronaut Lieutenant Nyota Uhura.”  – Tracie Morris Below is an excerpt from an interview with author at KXCI

Future with Quote by Erica Hunt

Postcards to the Future: Future / Introduction

“A future where everyone has dignity. Imagine that.”—Erica Hunt At the cusp of the light at the end of the tunnel, what is that just ahead? Is it a healthier, more caring world? Is it stasis, just entering another variation of this room we’re stuck in around the calendar bend, or is it a new thing, something

Postcards to the Future: JOY / Tisa Bryant

Finally, in two sections, Tisa Bryant underscores the meaningfulness of teaching, creating, making work, making meaning for ourselves and those under our care. We are part of a community with psychic/psychological understandings, scars, wounds and words. Radical Black women make extraordinary work. There is joy to be found in that acceptance, in continuing this tradition

Postcards to the Future: JOY / giovanni singleton

In giovanni singleton’s mesotic, we see a specific source of joy for the writer, the luminous transcendental life and creation of musician and spiritual leader Alice Coltrane. Alice Coltrane: A Mesotic, by giovanni singleton                                          

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Postcards to the Future: Joy

What’s the point? In this section affirming radical activism we focus on the world and our place in it. What’s the point of “endless” struggle? What did our foremothers work for? Here we remember that the energy which drives us goes beyond acknowledging (or even overemphasizing) misery. It is to look to the future to