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July 10, 2020 Rest In Peace to Term Black-on-Black Crime

Like other communities, the African-American community remains far from perfection. But contrary to what opponents of the Black Lives Matter movement say, that imperfection does not solely rest at the feet of African-Americans. Although gun violence continues to shatter African-American communities in Chicago and beyond, the systemic evils of racism and White supremacy that Black […]

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United States of America is Misnomer

Throughout the spring and summer of 2020, I have heard people blame the Black Lives Matter movement for dividing the nation. From their estimation, prior to 2020 America had been this utopian country where everyone agreed on everything and everyone got along. But from my estimation, America has been divided since day one from racial […]

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July 3, 2020 Being Different Like Elijah McClain Does Not Protect From Being Seen as Threat

If George Floyd or Rayshard Brooks’ deaths did not convince opponents of Black Lives Matter that police brutality poses a serious threat to innocent African-Americans, then Elijah McClain’s death definitely should. Some people still point to the mistakes made by Floyd and Brooks to justify their deaths because that is par for the course for […]

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