The Movement Fighting for LGBTQ+ Liberation in Ghana

Ludovic Berton By Stephanie Younger • Last week, we spoke with Fatima Derby, a Ghanaian feminist thinker, writer and organizer, who stands for freedom, justice and equality. During our conversation via Instagram Live, we discussed the violence LGBTQ+ people in Ghana are experiencing, what influences homophobic and transphobic violence against queer and trans Ghanaians, and … Continue reading The Movement Fighting for LGBTQ+ Liberation in Ghana

10 Readings Authored by Black Feminists and Abolitionists

Art by Stephanie Younger. Flowers grown in Teresa Younger's Garden. 10 readings authored by Black feminists and abolitionists. Black Feminism Offers a Path to Abolition, by Elizabeth Jordie Davies for Bitch Media Black Trans Thought Can Set Us Free, by George Yancy for Truthout The Case for Abolition, by Ruth Wilson Gilmore and James Kilgore … Continue reading 10 Readings Authored by Black Feminists and Abolitionists

Prioritizing Promises over Pennies: The Exploitation of Black Trauma for Profit

Jazz Thompson/The Bristol Cable By Kayla Alexandria Dorancy •  In an effort to achieve what some may call “the American Dream”, “reparations”, or just “getting theirs” — far too often do we see the main perpetrators and victims sharing the skin color and experiences. While the Black experience is not a monolithic one, the obstacles … Continue reading Prioritizing Promises over Pennies: The Exploitation of Black Trauma for Profit

No One Should ‘Enjoy Things’ at the Expense of Black Lives

"We said abolish the prison industrial complex, and abolish the police, not "representation" of Black women who maintain those systems. Liberals have shown that Black women & girls only matter to them when they are oppressing other Black women." By Stephanie Younger • During an uprising in defense of Black life calling for the abolition … Continue reading No One Should ‘Enjoy Things’ at the Expense of Black Lives

Demonizing Human Movement: Criminalizing Immigrants in the United States

ClayToonz By Kayla Alexandria Dorancy •  Immigration is a universal practice by people that’s survived countless generations. The United States is known universally as a “melting pot” of culture and nationality. The inclusion and diversity of America is often embraced and is her most remarkable feature yet, internationally. Racial and ethnic variety is claimed to … Continue reading Demonizing Human Movement: Criminalizing Immigrants in the United States

New York City School Integration, An Urban Legend

Frank Hurley/NY Daily News Archive/Getty Images By Kayla Alexandria Dorancy •  If I were to ask you when New York City schools were integrated, what would you tell me?  1954 right? In fact, most people reference Brown versus The Board of Education and 1954 as when schools were integrated.  You're not wrong that in 1954 … Continue reading New York City School Integration, An Urban Legend

On the Ancestral Blessing of a Union

"On the Ancestral Blessing of a Union," by Yemi Miller-Tonnet Jeff Grigg By Yemi Miller-Tonnet •   During the Civil War,Harriet Tubman spent some monthsin South Carolina’s low countryworking as a nurse for the Union armyand a laundress in a local wash house.Harriett mended wounds,changed gauze, scrubbed linens,and hung shirts on clothespins.She worked and waiteduntil orders … Continue reading On the Ancestral Blessing of a Union

Black Women and Girls Must Be Protected When We Are Alive

Alina Amador By Teresa Younger •  Content warning: Mentions of sexual violence and murder According to PEW Research Center, 235 Black people were shot to death by the police in 2019. The social movement against systemic racism and police violence continued in 2020, when believers around the world turned out following the May 25th Police … Continue reading Black Women and Girls Must Be Protected When We Are Alive

A Tale of Two Schools: Brooklyn College Edition

"A Tale of Two Schools: Brooklyn College Edition," by Marissa Mann By Marissa Mann • Refresh this page if the document doesn't load. Marissa Mann About Marissa Mann is a graduate student studying Speech-Language Pathology, who loves advocating and helping those who are in need and feel that they do not have a voice. Marissa's … Continue reading A Tale of Two Schools: Brooklyn College Edition

How America Believed the Coronavirus Proved the Existence of Educational Inequity

"How America Believed the Coronavirus Proved the Existence of Educational Inequity," by Kayla Alexandria Dorancy By Kayla Alexandria Dorancy •  Refresh this page if the document doesn't load.   About Kayla Alexandria Dorancy is a recent graduate from Brooklyn College with a dual major BA in Philosophy and Political Science. Her focus study and researching … Continue reading How America Believed the Coronavirus Proved the Existence of Educational Inequity

An Open Letter to the “What About”s

The Graphics Fairy By Tani Washington • It seems that every year, when Black activists speak up against large-scale inequity and systemic brutality against people of color, there are those who attempt to qualify this suffering through questions that point to the sufferings of other, usually non-marginalized, groups. This kind of response is a tactic … Continue reading An Open Letter to the “What About”s

Protect My Olive: How Policies Around Gender Binaries Affect the Representation of The Black Women’s Olive Within Family Planning Commercials

"Protect My Olive: How Policies Around Gender Binaries Affect the Portrayal of Black Womxns' Olives Within Family Planning Commercials," by Jameelah Lewis By Jameelah Lewis •  "Sticks and stones may … Continue reading Protect My Olive: How Policies Around Gender Binaries Affect the Representation of The Black Women’s Olive Within Family Planning Commercials