Everything Will Be Ok | A Year In Review (2020)

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Everything Will Be Ok | A Year In Review (2020) Dear Community, Writing this year-end recap has probably been one of the most challenging tasks that I have had to complete in the last few weeks. Every time I started to write I just couldn’t seem to find the appropriate words that articulated the emotional […]

Existing While Black at The University of Rochester

Existing While Black at The University of Rochester The University was my first “career” job out of college (PWI; RIT) way back in 2006 and like so many other BIPOC ( Black , Indegenous, People of Color) people. I have stories of overt racism and covert microagressions during my tenure as a staff member of […]

#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 […]

#BlackYouthMatter: Vol III

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

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Ella Baker: We Who Believe in Freedom Cannot Rest

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#BlackYouthMatter: Vol II

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Phillis Wheatley: The First Great American Writer

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Shirley Chisholm: Unbought and Unbossed

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In Celebration of Black Hair (Or Lack Thereof)

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How a Traditional Indian Approach to Hair Care Saved My Afro

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The Hidden Book of Zora Neale Hurston

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Black Women Suffragists: Trailblazers

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Race Is A Social Construct

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African-American Artists, Artwashing & The Erasure of Black Art

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Jo Ann Robinson Leader of the Montgomery Bus Boycott

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Mary Elizabeth Bowser and The Art of Layered Espionage

At a time where slaves were only thought of as mere property instead of intelligent and well-rounded human beings, an educated African-American woman in her mid-twenties used these deep-seeded stereotypes to her advantage to relay Confederate secrets to Union intelligence and sympathizers in the hopes of granting freedom for all.  

The Complicated Legacy of Kobe Bryant

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What to Black Women Is the 100th Anniversary of Women’s Suffrage

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