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By Stephanie Younger • On June 3rd, I spoke in front of a crowd comprised of thousands of protesters at the Lee Statue in Richmond, Virginia. I began by sharing an excerpt from Dr. Martin Luther King’s “Letter From a Birmingham Jail” (the part where he said that he is “gravely disappointed with the white … Continue reading A Call-to-Action to “Well-Intentioned” White Liberals in the Capital of the Confederacy
By Teresa Younger • Given the deep divides apparent in society today, it is refreshing to re-read Poet Laurent Maya Angelou’s “Human Family” poem as a reminder of our endless similarities. “Human Family” was featured in an Apple ad during the 2016 Summer Olympics, a world event that draws spectators by the million. Sports have … Continue reading Remembering my Father
By Stephanie Younger • Do the ways we talk about gender stereotypes represent the struggles we all go through? In Katherine Toland Frith and Barbara Mueller’s article entitled, “Advertisements Stereotype Women” written for the book, “Advertising and Societies: Global Issues,” they write about how the media degrades women and girls. Gender stereotypes obviously affect women … Continue reading Analysis: The Ways we Talk About Gender Stereotypes Do not Represent the Struggles we All Go Through
By Teresa Younger • Complete with unsolicited comments,touching attempts from strangers, and pressure to do away with your coils right now, or you risk the shame of being prevented from attending your graduation or losing gainful employment? Is natural hair controversy a real thing? How have generations dealt with this constant problem? My news feed … Continue reading Is it Open Season on Natural Hair?
By Stephanie Younger • A movie entitled, The Hate U Give—based on the acclaimed YA novel by Angie Thomas, debuts with a then 9-year-old Starr Carter (Amandla Stenberg), her younger brother Sekani (TJ Wright), who was one year old, and her older half-brother Seven (Lamar Johnson), who was ten, being given “the talk” by their … Continue reading Review: The Hate U Give
By Stephanie Younger • I am writing this as a Black student activist who was turned away and excluded from speaking by the white student organizers of the Virginia #NationalSchoolWalkout Protest, that took place on the 19th anniversary of the Columbine school shooting, at Brown’s Island in Richmond, Virginia. weeks ago, I was informed that … Continue reading Why I Didn’t Participate in the National School Walkout
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