MUMBO JUMBOonline community conversations
WHAT ARE MUMBO JUMBOS?
In a 1973 novel also called "Mumbo Jumbo," African-American author Ishmael Reed (featured left) delved into the history of the term. He noted the phrase originally referred to a "magician who makes the troubled spirits of the ancestors go away." Throughout the book, Reed tries to connect black Americans in the present with their African past.
Today, in partnership with the Indianapolis Recorder Newspaper, we capture that same spirit of connection through weekly conversations with community which tie to the 4 E's of Kheprw: Economy, Education, Environment, and Empowerment. These conversations give individuals a chance to build social bonds and speak candidly with communities and development organizations from Indianapolis and beyond.
previous mumbo jumbos
#RECLAIMING OUR POWER: A HISTORY OF ENVIRONMENTAL JUSTICE
ELITE CAPTURE BOOK DISCUSSION
HOW CDFIs SUPPORT POC ENTREPRENEURSHIP
AFFORDABLE HOUSING SOLUTIONS ROUNDTABLES
DEVELOPMENT WITHOUT DISPLACEMENT
COOPERATIVE MODELS FOR AFFORDABLE HOUSING
HOUSTON COMMUNITY LAND TRUST
HOUSING SOLUTIONS IN INDIANAPOLIS
AFROFUTURISM IN THE ARTS
THE PAST IS THE FUTURE
REMIXING THE FUTURE
CAPTURING THE BLACK VOICE THROUGH COMICS