“Carrying On” What did Ruby Dee & Ossie Davis teach their children about racism?

Carrying On
by Hasna Muhammad

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My parents, Ossie Davis and Ruby Dee, are needed in times like these. They would join the voices of folks like Harry Belafonte, Danny Glover, and Alicia Keys to carry on about the resurgence of police killings of unarmed black and brown people; this Strange Fruit refrain. My role as a literary and visual artist and social activist begins at, the place where dedicated, like-minded people are helping today’s artists use their influence to bring necessary attention to this and other grassroots movements.   More…