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#TaleUs What is one word that describes being Black in America?

We went out into the streets of Seattle to ask Black people, “What is one word that describes being Black in America?” I wasn’t expecting any specific type of answers. Some surprised me as Black people responded: King, Beautiful and even Hebrew. The wide variety of answers alone illustrated the complexity of the Black experience in America. The captivity and…

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Poetry

One of the Girls

You! Stop! Wait! Who are you? What are you doing here? I’m the manifestation of Your greatest fear Coming now is the change Look at you, With that nappy hair I’m confused By those street clothes That you wear You come in here with style and grace I said it was your face But we all know, It’s because of…

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Events

The Farce ‘Holiday’ That They Call Columbus Day

The Fall season marks the beginning of a sequence of American celebrations that independently do their part to whitewash history. The holidays that we celebrate are shaped by lies in order to support our capitalist democracy. Capitalism thrives on holidays as they are marketed to increase sales and spending. Instead of focusing on the history behind American holidays (usually because the…

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Social Policy

A Letter to Gaza

A Response to Mahammed Alhammami’s A Letter to Black America Earlier today I read a letter from Palestine that relates oppression between Blacks’ in America and Palestinians living under Israeli military occupation. The letter urges both groups to unite in the fight against worldwide injustice. As a student I studied the Israeli occupation, heavily touched by this letter I felt…

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Events, Social Policy

Support Jill Stein and Ajamu Baraka in the 2016 Election

September 27th,  2016 I made the mistake of watching only Donald Trump’s (Republican nominee) and Hilary Clinton’s (Democratic nominee) responses to Lester Holt’s questions during the 1st presidential debate. On September 27, 2016 I was one of 84 million people around the world who watched Clinton and Trump on television. A few days later, after seeing Stein’s responses to the debate, I…

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Events

#ForeverDuncan The Love Story that Revitalized the Hearts of Black America

If you haven’t already seen #ForverDuncan on Instagram and Twitter than it’s probably because you’re not ready to tear up from an overwhelming feeling of love and excitement.  #ForeverDuncan flooded social media as Alfred Duncan planned a surprise proposal and wedding for his now wife, Sherrell Duncan. Black love is beautiful and witnessing the progression of these their special day is…

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