Community

Our takes on intracommunity issues and celebrations of our homes.

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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What Being African Means to Me

by Corp Zak

I am blessed as an African. I am special, and I have the ability to change the world. I am a blessing. What I speak can change the world. What I do can change the world.

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Black Depression and the San Bernardino Shooting

by Marquise Griffin

The man who committed yesterday’s tragedy was undoubtedly mentally ill. The fact that he was black forces me to reflect on all of the various historical, socioeconomic, and political conditions that are making suicide and depression rates so high among black men.

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Balancing Motherhood and Activism

by Benu Xanamara Ma’at

It all leads to the theories and practices that I am utilizing as a mother–a single mother–raising a son who will be able to successfully navigate and thrive in this world.

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On Being Young, Uncertain, and Black

by Justin Danzy

Your early 20’s are typically a transitory period of life, so I imagine that uncertainty is pretty normal at this age. I also know that there’s this thing called the impostor syndrome that people deal with, especially if you’re black and even more especially if you’re a black woman.

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The Need to Empower Black Women and Girls

by Benu Xanamara Ma’at

It starts with a collective acknowledgement throughout the Afrikan Diaspora, that we must restore our women and girls to a place of high esteem that they once were before.

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