Tag Archives: BLM

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. […]

A List of Things Black People got instead of Justice

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The Black community asked for arrests to be made for the blatant disregard of Black lives. Instead, it received rubber bullets and teargas. They’ve requested that officers and racist American citizens be held accountable for their misuse of power when they kill unarmed Black people. Nope, didn’t get that either. Black Americans have even had […]

The Death of Elijah McClain

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23-year-old Elijah McClain died in August of 2019 after an encounter with the police in Aurora, Colorado. McClain was walking home from a convenience store on the evening of August 24th when someone called 911 saying McClain looked “sketchy” and was wearing a ski mask and waving his arms. McClain was approached by police on […]

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 […]

Expel The Hate: White Allies & The Movement For Change

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In November of 2016, shortly after Donald Trump had been declared President elect of the United States, The New Yorker published a series of essays that were slated as reactionary pieces to the results of the election. The late, great Toni Morrison’s essay, “Mourning for Whiteness”, was particularly moving, encapsulating and remains timely even four […]

Here’s What #BlackoutTuesday Means & How Companies Are Supporting

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If you woke up to all your followers on social media posting black slates, here is a breakdown of why. The hashtag #BlackoutTuesday is being shared with images of just a black slate to intentionally disrupt the workweek. The hashtag was inspired by the #TheShowMustBePaused tag that was created by two Black female music executives, […]

Protesting: The Grey Area for Black Millennials

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Where does your identity lie within the revolution? You sleep, you die. You protest or riot, you tried. But if you stay at home, are you getting side-eyed? Some people are watching these protests that have spanned across the U.S. from home while signing petitions online and calling state offices to demand action. Are those […]