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Stop Punishing Us for Being Poor

Last weekend my husband and I had a chance to check out Ava Duvernay’s documentary 13th on Netflix. There’s only one word to describe how I felt after watching: PISSED. Maybe it was because I’d just watched the video below that exposes the fact that thousands of people in Chicago are stuck in jail, because […]

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Protesting Does NOTHING: Mike Brown 2 Years Later

I’m tired of marching. First, let me be clear that I have nothing but appreciation for my ancestors who marched and paved the way for change. This has NOTHING to do with them. But in the words of today’s conscious activist’s, “This ain’t yo mama Civil Rights Movement”. I couldn’t agree more. Today is the […]

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There Are Still Gunshots Outside My Window Even After President Obama’s Speech

Yesterday my husband and I watched the Democratic National Convention while anticipating President Obama’s speech. Prior to him being introduced they played a video highlighting some of the President’s most pivotal moments. I remembered most of them, but two in particular stood out: I will never forget when the President cried over the innocent children and adults who lost their […]

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