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12 Jul Brand Worship

We must rapidly begin the shift from a thing-oriented society to a person-oriented society. When machines and computers, profit motives and property rights are considered more important than people, the giant triplets of racism, extreme materialism and militarism are incapable of being conquered. Martin Luther King...

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12 Jul The Strength of Melanated Hair

Earlier this month, a young man named Andrew Jones was denied access to his graduation because he violated the school dress code that condemned beards. According to the school, beards disrupts a healthy learning environment and other young men followed the rules so they didn't want to make an exception for him. The fact that they believe that a lack of beard equals clean and neat says something in itself but it's clear that this represented more than a rebellion against the school policy. This young man wasn't banned because he had a beard. He was banned because he wore dreads. He embraced his culture and they didn't want to let him enjoy his moment despite graduating Valedictorian. This is not something that can be reversed. He worked hard all year and didn't receive what was deserved. A chance to celebrate with his peers and walk across that stage.  I want to use this incident as an example of how often we are discouraged from embracing our heritage.  It is time that we reverse the lack of pride and learn about the strength in our melanin features. Starting with our hair.

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16 May Black Panthers Documentary

When I first started my undergraduate studies under the criminal justice major, I was required to read a book titled, Last Man Standing: The Tragedy and Triumph of Geronimo Pratt written by Jack Olsen. This book was life changing. It painted a completely different picture of the Black Panthers and what they stood for. Since then I was completely obsessed with the activism of the Black Panthers. To me, they were the epitome of advancement of the colored people. 

  • They knew their rights inside and out.
  • They were self- educated on the history of Black Americans.
  • They created programs to feed children breakfast.
  • They had drug prevention programs for addicts.
  • They were aggressive and not once did they express an agenda to discriminate against other minorities.
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16 May What does Mel Jackson think about politics?

"We have to stop looking for white saviors."

 Dr. Umar Johnson
By this blog, you probably have an inkling as to where I stand when it comes to race and politics. Dr. Umar Johnson does an amazing job further expressing my opinion on this issue. I don't trust our government. This country was built on oppression and those who are in power have done a lot to sustain our role as minorities. 
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29 Mar What’s happening in Flint?

If there is any reason why you should vote, the above video is a great example why people need to get out and vote. I say this because there are so many politicians who are at fault for this water crisis and it is a clear example of neglect and recklessness.

In 2014, the city officials of Flint decided to change their water supply from Lake Huron to the Flint River. Their goal was to save millions by using local water supply instead of contracted water from Lake Huron. 

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29 Mar The Power of Melanin

For centuries, black people have been socialized to feel ashamed of our skin. It has been the cause of ridicule, discrimination and self-hate. Even if you're not a victim of self-hate. There are children who are growing up thinking that white skin is most ideal. Below is a video where young black children are expressing their bias toward a white skin tone.

It's extremely disheartening because our skin is the complete opposite of what we've been told. It's not dirty, ugly or evil. In fact, the darker the skin the more superior the genetics. Now when I say this, I'm not talking about a superior race. I'm referring to our skins ability to keep us youthful, healthy and beautiful.

Humanity says that our skin is bad but biology says otherwise. This is why we want to teach you about the health benefits of your dark tone. Not only is your skin beautiful but it is a gift from our ancestors that keeps us safe. If interested, read more after the break.

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