Tag Archives: Black Lives Matter

Asian American in Urban Communities: Profiting from the Black Dollar

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We had a conversation about the relationship between the African American community and the Asian American community. In lue of the events that happened last month in Atlanta, the Black and Asian American communities need to come to grips with something; we are the same in America’s eyes. Growing up in the “hood.” I grew […]

What the Black Community will Hold Biden Accountable for

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The 2020 United States Presidential Election has been one of the most dramatic political sagas in modern history. The coronavirus pandemic, the anxious tallying of millions of mail in ballots, claims of voter fraud and suppression, the administration of the most polarizing American president in history on the line, the oldest candidates ever on the […]

What To Know About Breonna Taylor’s Case and Death

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The death of Breonna Taylor, an African American medical worker who was shot and killed by Louisville police officers in March during a  raid on her apartment, led to nation-wide protest demonstrations in the spring and summer as the case attracted more attention. On Wednesday, a grand jury indicted a former Louisville police officer for […]

Black Comedy and the Culture

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I’ve been watching stand-up comedy for as long as I can remember. Long before it was age appropriate and long before I understood most of the punch lines. This was the only time my older brother allowed me into his room. He had his own television and we would watch Def Comedy Jam in secrecy […]

A Real Conversation About Rape Culture in the Black Community

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There’s an age-old saying in the black community: “Black mothers raise their daughters and love their sons”. A devise of the barbarity of slavery, that signifies a communal protectiveness of black men. From the coddling of little boys to a reluctance to report incest and rape in the home. According to the Department of Justice, […]

Black Films and Shows to watch in support of BLM

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We are experiencing an overdue, yet important moment in history. Changes are being made left and right in society, and rightfully so. As the pressure is on to support black people, art, businesses, etc. People are scrambling to catch up on literature, films, and other avenues of work that they have slept on for years. […]

Remembering Oluwatoyin “Toyin” Salau

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The body of Oluwatoyin “Toyin” Salau, a 19-year-old Black Lives Matter activist, was found on Saturday night around 9:15 p.m. on Monday Road in southeast Tallahassee, Florida. According to reports, Salau was a victim of kidnapping and homicide along with 75-year-old Victoria Sims, a former local politician and AARP volunteer. Root.com reports that 49-year-old Aaron […]

Still a Reason for God: Justice

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I rarely like to use qualifiers or modifiers for several words; truth, love, and hope to name a few. I find the debate on “absolute” truth to be exhausting. The question I am about to ask then you flies in the face of this particular misgiving about the English language: is there still a reason […]

Ben & Jerry’s Newest Ice Cream Flavor Is More Than A Dessert

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The Sweet Treat With A Sweet Plan is what it looks like. Ben & Jerry’s newest mouth watering flavors are packaged with the purpose of supporting BLACK LIVES MATTER and dismantling white supremacy. Earlier, in 2018, Ben & Jerry’s took the bold initiative to announce it’s flavor Pecan Resist. The fiesty flavor was aimed at […]

Temple’s Public Inaction is Hurting Black Students

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When l attended Temple University I was on the executive board of the Black Student Union (BSU). One of my favorite things about being a member of BSU was the protests we participated in. During the Colin Kaepernick protests we staged a sit-in at the Homecoming football game at Lincoln Financial Field. We marched down […]