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The World Needs Blackness

Blackness (adj.) “1. Maintaining joy, even in the face of overwhelming oppression. 2. Possessing an exuberant range of expression, especially when around other black people. 3. Ingenuity that facilitates surviving, even thriving, despite external conditions. Ex: The peak blackness of the Black Panther trailers is giving me life.”

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Our Resolution

It’s been three months since we’ve published anything. We figured that our readers deserve an explanation.

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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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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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The Power of Choice

We must always choose, even when we choose not to choose. We can run away from everything, but not choosing.

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Youth’s Unstable Mentalities

I am one of the victims of unstable mentalities. The problem is that we have not been prepared enough to engage the world. We continue to just wander around with no proper direction.

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The Poison of Corruption

One thing I have learned to eliminate corruption: people must be taught how to overcome entrenched motives such as greed and selfishness. However, human governments lack both will and ability to implement this type of education program.

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The Dangerous Misconceptions About Africa

I know the reason they would always show that shocking side of Africa is to intimidate you from having any motives of coming to see yourself in the homeland. They know that connecting Africa with the rest of the Diaspora would be a revolution of change, so stay awake.

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Self-Care and Resistance

One of the most difficult struggles for me is not growing numb. Because numbness kills resistance. So I have to allow myself to be angry, to grieve, to do something that honors the life of the victim.

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Unpacking Toxic Masculinity

When I reflect over my socialization, I realize I was instilled with some of the same toxic beliefs about my masculinity that led to people senselessly losing their lives.

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Stop worrying about tomorrow

by Allen Nanfuka

Look at the birds–they don’t sow seeds, gather harvest, and put it in barns
yet the Lord takes care of them.
Aren’t you worth much more than birds?

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The Power of Imagination

by Ram Kigozi

Solutions for the problems that we need for our communities to thrive live and exist within our minds; they are just pending and waiting for our physical response to transform them into reality.

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