I Grieve For My City

This isn’t meant to be a clever think piece analyzing why people are angry, why Shockley was acquitted, or why I’m not surprised about it any of it. This piece is meant to meant to be an expression of the soul as opposed to the intellect.

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I Grieve For My City

This isn’t meant to be a clever think piece analyzing why people are angry, why Shockley was acquitted, or why I’m not surprised about it any of it. This piece is meant to meant to be an expression of the soul as opposed to the intellect.

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Leaving Home

While access to higher education has slowly been expanded, the underlying structures and design has not changed much, which does not make it easy for the historically marginalized to feel a sense of belonging.

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Remembering Our Myths

by Marquise Griffin

Remembering our stories prompts us to remember who we are. That we are not just who society tells us we should be nor are we simply the sum of our circumstances.

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ESPN Got Some ‘Splaining to Do

As the dynamic of predominantly black bodies being used to generate enormous profit for white billionaires becomes more glaringly problematic, it would behoove ESPN, the NFL, and any other relevant acronym to at least pretend like they care about inclusivity.

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Moving Freely: Experiences Abroad as a Black Woman

The longer I stayed in France, it felt like I was getting lighter; stripped to being simply me and learning how to function in society all over again, this time, without historical baggage and my own will to bring a new life to fruition.

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Finding Peace Under An Unpeaceful Government

The authorities want to put us in a fearful state. Once you talk about your leader who has failed to deliver his service, just know tomorrow they are jailing you up, and you will never be seen again for life.

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My Father’s Son

While Dad wasn’t Superman in every way, he was enough of an example to steer me towards doing everything I can to make the world a better place.

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Men Need to Cry More

Toxic masculinity tells men, especially black men, that we should never show our true feelings. The only exceptions are monumental achievements like winning a sports championships or tragic losses such as losing a family member. Other things are not colossal enough to make a grown ass man cry.

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How can we end poverty in Uganda?

Africa’s poverty crisis largely lies in its failure to stimulate its people into creative thinking. It is through the power of creativity that many men and women have unlocked themselves from the bondage of poverty.

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LaVar Ball is a Trickster

The continued fascination with LaVar Ball makes it pretty clear that, for as much as nonblack folks try to act like they understand black Americans, they really don’t know a single thing about us because, if they did, there would be nothing novel about him.

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