You see a building owned by an international corporation that pays meager wages and seeks to nickel-and-dime its employees at every turn and think, "Why? Why do these people act like savages? Why do they destroy their community." Perhaps it won't be a popular thing to say, but this is an understandable reaction from some …
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Broadening the mainstream perspective on Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.
A venting session re: restorative justice in the United States.
There is no dignity to be found in letting anyone else determine whether or not you have it—and least of all those who perpetually change the goal post not only to benefit themselves, but also for their own amusement. So long as I breathe for the rest of my life, nobody will have such power over my senses again.
There hasn't been an election year in my adult life that hasn't found a foothold in my consciousness and deeply influenced my moods and perception of the world—and while I've often been encouraged by friends, families and health care professionals alike to pry my eyes and ears away from every political development that unfolds on the municipal, …
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We must confront the reality of Martin Luther King Jr.'s message, rather than sanitizing it to comfort and protect ourselves from the reality of just how short we've fallen of his grand vision.
Hello colleagues! My name is Evynn McFalls, and it's a pleasure to digitally make your acquaintance. As we embark on this journey together in 21st Century African American / Black literacies, I thought that it would be a good idea for me to introduce myself, and share with all of you where I'm coming from …
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