Black History Month Series, Social Policy

Barack Obama’s Presidency worked to ‘Barrack’

Now that Obama is officially our former president, his presidency is officially apart of Black history and at this end of the first week of February I want to take a moment to reflect. During the near end of his presidency I wrote a letter addressing the way he’s served the Black community by progressing our agenda of racial equity. …

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Social Policy

#GrabYourWallet Spending Habits are Changing in Protest of President Elect and Ongoing Police Brutality

The Injustice Boycott begins this Monday, on protesting police brutality and its function within cities, states, businesses and institutions.The Boycott takes place December 5th on the anniversary of Dr. King’s 381 day Montgomery Bus Boycott in 1955. However people are already getting into the habit of spending with political influence. Many Americans, particularly African Americans, feel betrayed by the economic system…

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Social Policy

No Thanks Thanksgiving #NoDAPL

The general theme behind Thanksgiving is a lie, yet we celebrate it as if its ‘history’ is true and sacred. It took me years to learn the truth behind the holiday that is never taught in school. In elementary school I remember drawing an outline around my hand that was transformed into a turkey with markers and a few colorful…

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Social Policy

Inmates INSIDE Alabama Prison do the Mannequin Challenge

Using Social Media Challenges as a Platform for Amplifying the Voices of the Incarcerated Social media has become the blood pumping through the veins of today’s human rights movements. Just as technological innovation brought African American’s closer to their goals in civil rights movements of the 1960s, social media is doing the same for marginalized populations today. From the Black…

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Black Romance and Relationships, Social Policy

The Black Magic of Black Love #BlackLoveIsMagic

#BlackLoveIsMagic Black love has always been our forbidden fruit. White supremacist culture continually over-sexualizes the black female image. That same culture continues to rob black men of their ability to protect and provide for their families from the slavery era through the mass incarceration era. Throughout history Western culture has continuously developed and maintained systems that dismantle and destroy Black…

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