Despite early wins for the Black Lives movement, we are still grappling with racist violence from the Buffalo shooter to a crusade against teaching the truth about America’s history.
Category: Social Justice
Yes, Black women are everywhere. Yes, there is beautiful Black leadership in the hills of Appalachia. I have had the privilege to organize alongside some of the fiercest Black organizers.
As the first state to legalize possession in the U.S. South, we should lead by example and put freedom and family reunification over cannabis capitalism.
I Vote Because I Want To Be a Cause Beyond Myself I wasn’t eligible to vote until the 2012 Presidential election. During that time, I was a freshman in college…
Still. I vote because of his work. I have made a conscious decision that his work and that of countless others cannot be in vain. I must remember that sacrifice of those before us, their persistence and refusal to back down, runs through my veins.
I vote because my life depends on it, literally and figuratively. As a Black, queer, low-income mother, another four years of what we’ve had feels like I’m signing over my own death certificate.
We all deserve to live in a country where we are safe in our homes, at our places of work, and all the places in between. But for a long…
It’s imperative the candidates address how they are thinking about how they will ensure voters’ basic needs are met as we continue to live through this pandemic, and beyond.
“If our mental health professionals are now at the main source of the seams, then they should also be getting the funding and resources that can help train them in a way that can best humanize Black and Brown people in the streets,” said Wise. “We’ve always said it’s possible to fund other things.”
My 9-year-old daughter is questioning a lot of what is going on in our world right now. I explain to her the importance of Black Lives Matter and answer…