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Netflix: Seven Seconds

After seeing people post about it on my timeline, I decided to check out Seven Seconds on Netflix and I ended up binge watching the whole 10 episodes. The show is executive produced by Toronto born Veena Sud, whose parents are from India. The series is based upon a Russian film with a similar plot but a different criminal court …

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Poor Peoples Campaign: A National Call For Moral Revival

“The Poor People’s Campaign: A National Call for Moral Revival is uniting tens of thousands of people across the country to challenge the evils of systemic racism, poverty, the war economy, ecological devastation and the nation’s distorted morality. We need you to step up and join our efforts.” Last weekend January 27th 2018, I attended the Poor People’s Campaign organizing …

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Adesina: (in)Visible Documents

“For Adesina, clay sculpture is a metaphor for life. Inner struggles become concept sculptures which become symbols– coded messages that personify strength. Clay is unpredictable and unapologetic. It doesn’t forget its folds, it explodes, cracks, and morphs under fire. It survives this process and emerges resilient. Its imperfect nicks and scars are markers of a unique journey from mold to set. …

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Black Greek Weekend Questions Cultural Appropriation At Tennessee University

“Whenever an issue is brought up, white students plead ignorance. And black students, it seems, are asked to move past it.” CHATTANOOGA, Tenn.–The Washington Post recently published a very interesting article about Greek organizations and step-shows at the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga. “Stepping” is integral to Black Greek fraternities and sororities. What I found interesting was that at UTC, …

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Drug Overdoses From Opioids Surge 41% For African-Americans

“Drug deaths among Blacks in urban counties rose by 41 percent in 2016, far outpacing any other racial or ethnic group.” (NewYorkTimes) Reports released recently from the Center of Disease Control, show that opioids are starting to become a huge problem in African-American communities. Drug overdoses from opioids rose 41 percent for African-Americans and those between the ages of 45 …

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Studies Suggest That Racism Affects Childbirth

“Today, a college-educated Black woman like Samantha Pierce is more likely to give birth prematurely than a white woman with a high school degree.” Studies show that the rate of women who give birth prematurely is higher for Black women than white women, and that these babies also run the risk of dying at a way higher rate. “Scientists and …

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Madam C. J. Walker Mansion Set For Preservation

Madam C. J. Walker’s story is well-known in the Black community, especially to Black entrepreneurs and those who love history and powerful success stories despite extreme adversity. Walker is called the first Black-woman millionaire in the United States. “There is no royal flower-strewn path to success. And if there is, I have not found it for if I have accomplished …

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