Puffy gives Tamika Mallory Black Excellence Award. Does she represent the people?

At the recent Billboard Awards, Sean “Puffy” Combs acknowledged Tamika Mallory’s work by giving her a Black Excellence award. In his speech, he said that she “fights for us on the front lines.”

During the age of a post-Black Lives Matter sentiment, the question of what is an activist is a big part of the discussion; especially in activist spaces. While Mallory has met a string of criticisms, she is also hailed as a courageous advocate for Black people So, what does all of this mean? We speak with activist, historian and sociologist, Afrika about his perspective on activism and leadership; especially in Black spaces.

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