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America’s digitally powered racial awakening

It took 8 minutes and 46 seconds to shock the collective American conscious out of quarantine and into action. Eight minutes and 46 seconds of modern technology capturing the death of George Floyd and transmitting it around the world. And

To the ones who matter: a message to Black kings

After another man who looked like the ones I admire was lynched for the world to see, my heart shattered. I tearfully drafted a text to the Black men in my life and pressed send. The sentiments that came flooding

Reflecting on blackface

Reflecting on this White psychology and their obsession with having to don blackface. But don’t get me wrong. From the 1840s creation of the minstrel show, born out of “massa” having his enslaved property perform for his entertainment, I get.

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Changing the world

George Floyd’s 6-year-old daughter Gianna looked on quizzically while her mother gave a heart-wrenching description of what the death of her father would mean throughout the child’s life. Roxie Washington, Gianna’s mother, described the future. He won’t be there to soothe

Communities at risk of COVID-19: Get the facts and take action

We’ve all heard that people with underlying medical conditions are more likely to develop COVID-19, but what many do not realize is that at-risk, vulnerable communities are disproportionately affected by these underlying conditions. At-risk communities – which are far too

Opportunity knocking: Answer the door

Have you ever felt a calling over your life but gave yourself every excuse in the book as to why you can’t embark on the vision God has shown you? I have. I distinctly remember running and hiding from God

The youth vaping epidemic is not over

The youth vaping epidemic, which has led to more than 30 reported deaths and countless illnesses, very clearly got its start due to the actions and decisions of one company — Juul, the leading e-cigarette manufacturer. Juul has been marketing

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