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Ava DuVernay’s 13th: the Loophole that Keeps Slavery Alive

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More than anything else, the United States of America has become the land of the paradox. Its metaphorical pearly white gates are plastered with words like freedom, democracy, and hope, but past those gates, the U.S. is fueled by words like crime, terrorism, and punishment. Ava DuVernay’s recently released Netflix documentary, 13th, begins with a …

Celebrities Speak Out On the Unjust Deaths of African Americans in America

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With the uproar of deaths of African Americans by Police, the African American community has refused to remain silent. Social media outlets, such as Twitter and Instagram were full of #BlackLivesMatter hashtags, mourning the lives of Alton Sterling, Philando Castile, and unfortunately many more. The African American community, in times of set back like these…

Jesse Williams’ Powerful Speech Puts Social Media in Frenzy!

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Social media has been raving over actor Jessie Williams’ Humanitarian acceptance speech at the 2016 BET Awards. Williams currently plays plastic surgeon Jackson Avery on ABC’s Grey’s Anatomy. Chief Executive Officer of BET, Debra Lee, introduced Williams as having “continued efforts, and steadfast commitment to furthering social change.” Williams recently produced a series aired on BET named …

The 30 & Over Project – Where is Your Activism?

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Recently, the MLK Memorial was unveiled in Washington, D.C., paying commemoration to the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., the Great American Icon who stood for peace; not just for African Americans, but for all.  Given all of the latest rhetoric regarding social and community justice and who should be responsible for the Black community ...