Tag: black history month

A Tribute to Our Black Generation: Woke & Positive (part three)

[Read page one: Occupying Ferguson… and page two: Conquering Fear] Although I was absolutely willing to put my life on the line, it wasnt time yet. I wasnt ready to die on the front lines of this cause when I felt like I had done so little to move the culture forward. The best weapon

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A Tribute to Our Black Generation: Conquering Fear (part two)

[Read page one: Occupying Ferguson]At that time in 2014, I was tangled deep into the black web of Tumblr. The power of online social justice warriors stretched its arms wide and kicked its feet under the nose of the sleeping giant that has become this country. Organizers posted meetings, discussions, lived feeds, think pieces, poems,

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A Tribute to Our Black Generation: Occupying Ferguson (part one)

Three years ago, today, I was driving in heavy stop-and-go Atlanta traffic. Per usual, I expected to reach maximum frustration after 90 minutes when I could make the final left turn into the parking lot of my workplace. That Monday, August 10, 2014, V-103's DJ Frank Ski stopped all the music on the station to

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ART: Un-Whitewashing MLK, Jr. 20FEB17

UN-Whitewashing MLK, Jr. 20FEB17 To hear the same quotes from the “I Have a Dream” speech year after year, shooting after shooting, is to feel the color draining from your face and that of the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. History has a way of editing itself, compounding down to the most digestable

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Shackles are Becoming a Statement Piece

Recently, I raised the question of why we as Black people dont have a Black flag? It would be difficult to come together as one to agree on its style, purpose and meaning because across the diaspora, there are darker skin Brazilians, Indians, Spaniards, etc that have unique struggles. However, all of us are connected

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ART: Un-Whitewashing MLK, Jr. 10FEB17

UN-Whitewashing MLK, Jr. 10FEB17 To hear the same quotes from the “I Have a Dream” speech year after year, shooting after shooting, is to feel the color draining from your face and that of the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. History has a way of editing itself, compounding down to the most digestable

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UN-Whitewashing MLK, Jr. 06FEB17

UN-Whitewashing MLK, Jr. 06FEB17 To hear the same quotes from the “I Have a Dream” speech year after year, shooting after shooting, is to feel the color draining from your face and that of the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. History has a way of editing itself, compounding down to the most digestable

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Happy Black History Month from the Kids!

Because of Them We Can uploaded a really uplifting video of children addressing the “alternative facts” of Black History Month and what Black pride means to them. So cute! Also follow Because of Them We Can on YouTube and Instagram for news, inspirational stories and Black History facts.