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4 Ways For An Advocate To Engage In Self-Care

We are tired and hurting and don't know what else to do. Read...
Carrie Saum    |   06.22.17   |   SHARE
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What You Can Do Right Now About Police Brutality

Instead of telling your black friends that you hope things will get better, show them how you are working to make things better. Read...
Ijeoma Oluo    |   12.28.16   |   SHARE
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“People are still dying, still being killed, don’t tell us to sit down and not continue to go out into the streets.”

'We Want Safety, Dignity and Justice': Black Lives Matter Protests Build Nationwide

The fact that police killings are calculated by media organizations at all is a victory of the sustained protests of the Black Lives Matter movement Read...
Sarah Lazare of AlterNet    |   07.12.16   |   SHARE
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Racism in this country is embedded in the language of many of our laws, and drug laws in particular. Image: Nick Wiebe/Wikipedia.

Angela Davis And asha bandele: Getting People Out Of Prison Is Just The Start To Solving America's Incarceration Crisis

[CN: racism, incarceration, slavery] What happens, they asked, when your community is targeted and generationally oppressed; when you are raised to Read...
April M. Short of AlterNet    |   05.16.16   |   SHARE
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Stand with us. Period.

Black Women Still Have Lips — And An Army

Remember how I told you about the nasty little trolligans (trolls + hooligans = trolligans) that felt the need to show their racist behinds in Read...
Adiba Nelson    |   02.26.16   |   SHARE
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Dismantling Racism Begins At Home: Raising My White Daughter With Black Dolls

While this is not about my or White people’s feelings, this is about White people’s violence. As White people in this country, it’s on us to Read...
Britni de la Cretaz    |   06.20.15   |   SHARE
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The Aftermath of Freddie Gray's Homicide: A Pot Simmers In Baltimore

In 2015’s newsworthy year-end reviews, Baltimore will be mentioned.  The reviews will read that Baltimore Read...
Miguel Sabogal    |   05.9.15   |   SHARE
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Ain't I Black? On The Historical Erasure Of Black Female Leaders

A recent rally was held in NYC to honor Rekia Boyd, another casuality of police brutality. No one showed up. Read...
Janessa E. Robinson    |   04.29.15   |   SHARE
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