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“I don’t have this sort of checklist of things that have to be done, and if they’re not checked, then I’ve failed some part of my feminism or my value as a woman because I haven’t birthed a child. …


Voting Rights

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Texas Democrats have been getting into what former Congressman John Lewis would call good trouble — fleeing the state and heading to the White House in efforts to prevent the state legislature from passing laws that will suppress the votes of Black and Brown people. Thus far, seventeen states have…


The epidemic of racism has caused a pandemic to our mental health

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As we approach the month of May, Mental Health Awareness Month, I couldn’t help but think of the many tragedies African Americans have endured that have tampered with our mental health. Many of our catastrophies live on repeat.


These pernicious views are causing black girls and women their mental health.

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I was eight years old when I realized that girls, black girls, in particular, were treated differently than boys. I subconsciously understood "boys will be boys" without having a title to latch to the experiences I was having.


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[1] Does writing energize or exhaust you?

If I’m honest, it can do both. Exhaust and energize. Writing energizes me because it is what I love to do. It is what challenges my thinking. It is what I wish I could do for a living, sun up and sundown. Writing can exhaust me if I know little…


THE CASE FOR THE 1619 PROJECT: ADDRESSING CRITICISMS

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“We are actually fighting against the same tyranny and white supremacy that Ida B. Wells was fighting against all those years ago- Nikole Hannah-Jones.”

The powerful force behind The 1619 Project and Pulitzer Prize award-winning Journalist Nikole Hannah-Jones obtained a well-deserved victory this summer. On Wednesday, June 30, 2021, the…


Illustration by: Jee Park Young (her pub is Le Fool)


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“Mass Incarceration is a policy that kind of built up over the last four decades and its destroyed families and communities, and something we need to change. And it’s fallen disproportionally on Black and Brown communities, especially Black communities, and it’s kind of a manifestation of structural racism”— John Legend.


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“If you didn’t show up today with HIV, AIDS, any of them deadly sexually transmitted diseases that’ll make you die in 2,3 weeks, then put your cellphone lights up. Ladies if your pussy smell like water, put a cellphone light then up. Fellas if you ain’t sucking dick in the…

Samedra Carter

Writer. Reader. Activist. Womanist. WEOC member. www.twitter.com/samedra_writes

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