Dear Black Students, Your Freedom Will Not Come From What You Learn in School

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The master’s tools will never dismantle the master’s house.  Audre Lorde Dear Black Students:  I understand how frustrating it must be to see all the anti-Blackness in the world now and feel unprepared with the tools you need to fight racism in schools. Schools are normally failing Black kids, so […]

White American’s “Logic” on Crime and Looting

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White people: yes, we technically stole, looted, maimed, murdered, and exploited millions of African and Native Americans to establish the United States of America.  And, yes, technically the folks who did the stealing, looting, murder, and exploitation, wrote the constitution and our American system of laws.  And, yes, all of […]

As We “Defund” Racist Police, We Need to “Re-Fund” Racist Non-Profits Too.

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An Inconvenient Truth: There is Racism and White Supremacy in NPOs, too If you are giving money to organizations to help Black folks and support Black liberation; that isn’t run by Black folks, you are not doing anti-racist work. Racism isn’t solved by funding nonprofit organizations that are run and […]

Fighting for Justice Still Kills Black People; White Allies, Do Your Share

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I woke up this morning to two stories dominating my news feed. First, the sudden death of the beloved Black congressman and justice fighter from Baltimore, Elijah Cummings. Second, enthusiastic support for the Chicago Teachers Union strike. I saw the face of their campaign, Stacy Davis Gates, fiercely handling the […]

Cardi B Says It Loud; She Is “Black and Proud!”

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The media is all over Cardi B for making a video with democratic socialist candidate Bernie Sanders. People who don’t know her are quick to dismiss her as an “uninformed, uneducated Black woman rapper.” But those of us who are Cardi fans know she has always been a history and […]