“Defund the Police” Means “Defund the Police”

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“Defund the Police” Means “Defund the Police” “Defund the Police” means “Defund the Police”. Folks don’t need to “rebrand” the phrase. We don’t need to make it palatable for a broader audience. I don’t care what prominent Negro you cite who thinks the phrase is too “harsh”. It means what it means and the creators […]

Rochester’s Curfew: A Modern Day Black Code and Racist Nuisance Laws

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Rochester’s Curfew: A Modern Day Black Code and Racist Nuisance Laws Historically, crime always spikes in the summer in U.S cities and metropolitan areas. You’d think a global health crisis would quell that spike, but sadly that is not the case. In Rochester, 12 people were shot, and one was stabbed over the July 4th […]

#BlackYouthMatter: Vol IV

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Another Look at Anna, the Other Douglass

“As is the condition of most wives her identity became merged into that of her husband” Rosetta Douglass Sprague With all of Frederick Douglass’ vast and enduring contributions to global human rights, it would be easy to consider his spouse of 44 years, Anna Murray Douglass, as the good woman behind the great man. To […]

How to Celebrate Black History Month on Social Media

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A Lesson on Intersectionality, Part I

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Understanding The Racial Wealth Gap

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#BlackYouthMatter: Vol III

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Okay, Rochester, Let’s Talk About Susan B. and White Feminism

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Two Players, Queerphobia & Misogynoir

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Ella Baker: We Who Believe in Freedom Cannot Rest

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Saartije Baartum: On Display

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Phillis Wheatley: The First Great American Writer

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First Ever All Black News Network Launches in U.S.

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Irene Morgan Refuses to Change Seats on Bus

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The Hidden Book of Zora Neale Hurston

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