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Black Women Aren’t Bitter, We Just Deserve Better

Black WOmen

Malcolm X is often quoted for saying, “The most disrespected person in America is the black woman. The most unprotected person in America is the black woman. The most neglected person in America is the black woman.” While all of this remains true today, in the same 1962 speech, he …

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Why Are You Celebrating The 4th Of July?

The crimes against Black people in America are vast. Aside from the atrocious way our ancestors were brought into this country, one of the worst things to ever happen post-slavery is the way in which we have been conditioned to love and honor a country that has never loved or …

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That’s Baller: Adult-Only Casino Opening In Las Vegas

As states across the nation are reopening, many people are finding themselves back to “normal” amidst the COVID-19 global health pandemic. The initial shelter-in-place orders majorly impacted travel and tourism in Las Vegas however, tourists are sure to return upon the opening of Circa, the first-ever adult-only casino and resort. …

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#BlackLivesMatter: How A Hashtag Became A Movement

Black LIves Matter

In 2013, after George Zimmerman was acquitted for the murder of Trayvon Martin, Los Angeles based activist Alicia Garza made a heartfelt post on Facebook telling the Black community, “Our lives matter.” Within days, fellow activist Patrisse Cullors turned it into the now-famous hashtag and created the first BLM chapter …

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Celebrating The Men In Our Lives: Happy Father’s Day

Father’s Day

All too often, the love, support, protection, and guidance that only a father can give isn’t recognized enough. Today, and every day let’s uplift every dad, stepdad, grandad, godfather, uncle daddy, heavenly fathers and any man who stands up to call of fatherhood. Happy Father’s Day fellas! It’s not easy …

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Atlanta Police Officers “Fed Up” And Calling Out Sick For Duty

NYC Arrest

In the wake of yet another officer-involved shooting, the name Rayshard Brooks now joins a long list of countless other victims whose names we will never forget. Although the death of George Floyd was the catalyst, sparking outrage and protests around the world; Brook’s death resulted in the near-immediate arrest …

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Juneteenth- A Celebration Of African American Freedom

Celebrating Juneteenth

The Fourth of July is nationally recognized and celebrated as the nation’s Independence Day, but were you also aware of the importance of June 19th? The overall culture in America is one that has mastered the art of offering a watered-down, whitewashed, and totally inaccurate account of historical facts throughout …

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Police Officers Across The Country Are Quitting The Force

Police Resign

It’s been three weeks since the murder of George Floyd. His death, along with the killings of Breonna Taylor and countless other Black Americans at the hands of the police, has sparked protests and discussions about race relations nationwide. As displays of civil unrest continue, and protesters demand for the …

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America’s Police Force: The Ugly Truth

The American police force has a dark and complicated history that is rooted in racism and militant ideology. Across the country, calls for reform, defunding, and the demilitarization of the police continue to grow.  In this social climate of civil unrest, change is imminent. It would be wise for the powers …

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The United States Is Officially In A Recession

Recession

Despite recent tweets from Donald Trump about the economy, the National Bureau of Economic Research announced that the United States has officially been in an economic recession since February. While critics argue that a recession is based on two consecutive months of economic decline, the NBER, which serves as the …

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Defunding The Police: What You Should Know

Defunding the police

Across the nation, we are seeing unrelenting public protests and calls for action in response to the recent murders of George Floyd and Breonna Taylor at the hands of the police. The continued abuse of power, blatant disregard for black lives, and refusal to hold officers accountable by law has …

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