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Jenise Miller

Jenise Miller

Jenise Miller is a Pushcart-nominated poet, writer, and urban planner with over ten years of experience in community-based research and planning. She is the author of the poetry chapbook "The Blvd" and has published work in Boom California, Dryland Literary Journal and the Acentos Review.  She is a proud Compton resident and descendant of Black Panama Canal workers.

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Building a Beloved Community: An Interview with Parenting for Liberation Founder Trina Greene Brown

Activist and author Trina Greene Brown shares how caregivers can parent through the lens of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.’s vision of a Beloved Community that serves us all.

Four Social Skills That Can Teach Children About Equity Based on MLK’s Ideals

Parents and caregivers can build on early childhood social skills such as valuing differences, fairness, imagination and empathy to nurture children’s understanding of equity and justice.
Elliott Pinkey's original artist proof of "Slaying of the Dragon," as presented to Charles Dickson. Acrylic on Masonite board | Jenise Miller.

Something from Nothing: When Compton's Communicative Arts Academy Made the City its Canvas and Muse

From 1969 to 1975, Compton's Communicative Arts Academy invigorated the city with art by establishing Compton as canvas and muse as well as by transforming buildings into venues and objects for art in the community.
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