Black people make up the backbone of American history. Yet, all we have learned in history class is regarding Christopher Columbus’ white savior complex and the struggles the White colonizers endured.
"If anybody knows how to be friends, it’s black women. We have been enslaved and had to care for each other and each other’s babies and pick each other up in so many powerful ways. We know to take care of each other, we know how to be friends. Don’t buy the lies" -Cree Summer
Cultural appropriation, systemic violence, microaggressions; these are all topics addressed in “A Seat at the Table.” Solange Knowles has just released her third studio album–an ethereal, melodic collection that has already received an immense amount of critical acclaim.
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“For me, education was power.”
First Lady Michelle Obama didn’t grow up knowing many people who went to college, but she went on to attend Princeton and Harvard Universities.
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The entertainment industry is a forefront of today’s society, but unfortunately is far from inclusive. A fair amount of Hollywood stars are white. According to USC Annenberg’s MDCD Initiative in 2014, approximately 75% of actors in films were white. People of color made up just 26.9% of film actors that year.
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Keith Lamont Scott, Terrence Crutcher, and Tyre King were all murdered within a week. It can be overwhelming seeing a new hashtag, breaking news story, or bloodied body laying out on the street. It’s possible to be passionate about the killings of black people while maintaining mental health.
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The world rests heavy and inconsiderate on the backs of black women and girls. And the world justifies this, it says "Black women are strong". " So strong it'd be a challenge to break them down”. And all the world’s people said: "Challenge accepted."