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Black Lives Matter, But Black Choices Matter More

by  Joshua Enomoto

Black lives certainly matter, and the grievances forwarded by the African-American community is both factually and anecdotally valid. Although nationwide databases of… 1,569 more words

Election 2016

WYA and WYD?

“Black on Black crime…” Swear, folks couldn’t wait to deliver that message. I’m interested in how they defend/protect us from sabotaging, shaming, or ‘shooting’ ourselves on a daily basis. 313 more words

Clique Culture

On Black Money: Invest In Us

It’s the only thing America understands.

We’ve asked, we begged, we marched, we assimilated, we fought wars, we went to colleges, we invested in this country…but we didn’t invest in ourselves. 392 more words

Black Women

STOP KILLING US

I just don’t know what else to say. Even the governor of MN says if the driver had been white he would still be alive. I’m so tired yet I’m so angry. 208 more words

Black Women

An Open Letter to my Heterosexual, Brothers of Color

Dear Brothers,

For the past three years, the #BlackLivesMatter movement has captivated the United States of America’s political conscience. Building upon the unfinished work of the Civil Rights Movement of the 1960s, #BlackLivesMatter has justly highlighted the underlying specter of institutionalized and structural racism in our nation — forcing Americans to confront the disproportionate impact it has upon black and brown men. 1,416 more words

Luv

An 11-year-old boy gets a crash course in what it means to be a man when he spends a day with the ex-convict uncle he idolizes. 865 more words

America

Panama Club, 1950

Waiting.
Almost as dangerous as holding
one’s own breath or inhaling
the milky breath of a newborn baby
as it rushes out to meet the… 170 more words