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When They See Us Brings the Central Park 5 to a New Generation

I knew the story of the Central Park 5; how 5 young minority boys were coerced into admitting to a crime they didn’t commit.  A story that highlights how our justice system was not built for black and brown people.  A story about how the justice system protects the wealthy and turns their back on… Continue reading When They See Us Brings the Central Park 5 to a New Generation

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Florida’s Amendment 4 and Jim-Crow Tactics

For Black History Month, I highlighted Florida’s Amendment 4. Amendment 4 was a historical moment in November’s mid-term elections that granted over a million formerly incarcerated felons the right to vote. Even in a predominately Republican state 64% of Florida voters, myself included, voted to give felons back their right to vote. While the amendment was… Continue reading Florida’s Amendment 4 and Jim-Crow Tactics

No, we will not move for you dogs.
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No, We Will Not Move for Your Dogs.

A couple weeks ago, an interview surfaced about about dog walking on the campus of Howard University. Like most major cities, D.C is undergoing gentrification in many neighborhoods which brings with it differing opinions and conflicts. The new neighbors around Howard University have started walking their dogs on the campus specifically the yard. On campuses… Continue reading No, We Will Not Move for Your Dogs.

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January 11th-National Human Trafficking Awareness Day

Today is National Human Trafficking Awareness Day. January is also Trafficking Awareness month with the entire month dedicated to slavery and human trafficking awareness. I first became aware of the issue of human trafficking in college through the work of an organization called Invisible Children. Invisible Children has been fighting against the use of child… Continue reading January 11th-National Human Trafficking Awareness Day

US ban found unconstitutional against FGM
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US Ban Against FGM Found Unconstitutional

Last week a federal judge ruled that Congress cannot ban the practice of Female Genital Mutilation (FGM). US District Judge Bernard Friedman said that the 22-year-old ban was unconstitutional and that it should be left to the states to decide because the procedure is basically criminal assault. I’m sure for the victims of FGM they… Continue reading US Ban Against FGM Found Unconstitutional