A List of Resources for Intersectionalty & Anti-Racism

This past month of state sanctioned violence against Black people is yet another reminder that anti-racism and intersectionality is fundamental to liberation. ANTI-RACISM AND INTERSECTIONALITY Alike SHOULDN'T START AND END WITH THE BARE MINIMUM ON SOCIAL MEDIA, and they must be consistently practiced, even after they stop trending. In light of the recent events, Black … Continue reading A List of Resources for Intersectionalty & Anti-Racism

The Pain Of Anger

Andrew Burton/Getty Images By Ryan Edward Perry • I was talking with one of my best friends today. She has recently, to my delightful surprise, become quite outspoken and engaging regarding social justice and the current state of American culture and the movements that have risen in that space. My friend, who is of Afro-Latinx … Continue reading The Pain Of Anger

A Call-to-Action to “Well-Intentioned” White Liberals in the Capital of the Confederacy

Photo Courtesy of Teresa Younger. Art by Stephanie Younger 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 … Continue reading A Call-to-Action to “Well-Intentioned” White Liberals in the Capital of the Confederacy

The President Called My People “Thugs”

Art & Photo Courtesy of Stephanie Younger By Lux Aghomo • The president called my people "thugs." They riot, loot, run through the streets for justice, really just tired. The Hate You Give Makes us Wanna set this country on fire. In 2014, people came together to chant "I can't breathe," in 2020 we're still … Continue reading The President Called My People “Thugs”

Maintaining Solidarity in the Black Community in the Face of COVID-19

Photo Courtesy of Inclusion Solution By Giovanna Adams • We’ve all heard the sentiment over and over again. It feels good to hear and it feels good to say, doesn’t it? Those words are comforting and encouraging during a time when we are all facing uncertainty and insurmountable burdens. It really is a nice sentiment, … Continue reading Maintaining Solidarity in the Black Community in the Face of COVID-19

Analysis: The Movement that Cancelled R. Kelly

Photo Courtesy of Jufu Han/Detroit Free Press By Stephanie Younger • CW: This article has descriptions of sexual violence. Could a hashtag topple the career of a popular artist? Hashtags have the power to raise social consciousness about the exploitation of marginalized communities, to give them a platform that influences public discourse, and to ultimately … Continue reading Analysis: The Movement that Cancelled R. Kelly

6 Tips For White Liberals From a Womanist

Photo Courtesy of Stephanie Younger By Stephanie Younger • As a young Black female organizer, there have been times where white liberals have invited me to work with them. As time passed, I was tokenized, consistently spoken over, stereotyped. So, I wrote this for white liberals who don't understand that white privilege gives them the … Continue reading 6 Tips For White Liberals From a Womanist

Remembering my Father

Teresa Younger as a toddler with her father, Robert "Bob" Leon Wilmer 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 … Continue reading Remembering my Father

In Response to the Backlash Against “Karen” Memes

Wikipedia's Definition of the "Karen" Meme. Photo Courtesy of Stephanie Younger. By Stephanie Younger •  In late January, during my break in between college lectures, I was scrolling through my Facebook news feed when I suddenly came across a blog post, in which the author, a white woman, claims that "Karen" memes are "misogynistic," and … Continue reading In Response to the Backlash Against “Karen” Memes

Equity Beyond COVID-19: Why we Shouldn’t go Back to the Beginning

Photo Courtesy of iStock/RuslanDashinsky By Giovanna Adams • As a global health crisis has entered all of our lives, we’ve seen the impact on equity in education, challenges to our daily economics, and have only begun to see the ramifications on our psyches from social distancing and for some, social isolation. We must all recognize … Continue reading Equity Beyond COVID-19: Why we Shouldn’t go Back to the Beginning