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Demanding Change

After attending multiple protest in multiple states, I have seen so much love, support, compassion, yet pain, anger, and frustration. People have opened up to complete stranger to share their stories. Many people have stopped talking and started listening. “You have two ears and one mouth” for a reason. Sometime you just have to open up and hear what others have to say. It’s okay to disagree, but it’s not okay when its on basic human rights. This is a war we have been fighting for since we have been…

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Juneteenth

Every year, Americans get out, go to the beach, barbecue, and gather with friends and family to celebrate the independence of our country. The Fourth of July is a time to celebrate freedom, and the birth of the United States of America. America’s independence occured in 1776 when Thomas Jefferson, Benjamin Franklin, and John Adams (just to name a few) wrote and signed the Declaration of Independence on July 4th. This written document however, did not include slaves, women, or servants. Only the white man was considered free. In fact,…

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Pride Month

It’s June, which means PRIDE MONTH! Let’s take a little history class on pride and the LGBTQ+ community. The LGBT community chose to have Pride month in June in honor of the stonewall riots. June 28,1969, New York City police raided a gay club called the Stonewall Inn. Stonewall was not always a gay bar, but in 1966 the Greenwich family bought Stonewall and opened it the next year as a gay bar. The bar was not running legally with proper legal guidelines. There were no fire exits, no clean…

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The World’s Response

The black lives matter movement has not only sparked headlines in the States, but all over the globe. Many country’s stand (and kneel) in solidarity with black community. Here is what the world has to say. The UK: Now the UK has faced their own struggles of racism and discrimination, but now, they stand with Americans, fighting for justice for George Floyd. They chant “No Justice No peace” and “Black lives matter”. UK, we see you and we appreciate you UK is 68% white, while only having 3.4% black citizens.…

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A thin Blue Line

This past semester, I was assigned to select an image I liked, was passionate about, and would end up writing about it and its meaning for my final paper. Throughout the semester, this image was used to complete multiple assignments. I would like to share my final paper to help show what I was thinking during school on police brutality. Obviously, the points used in my research a paper are not the only cause to police brutality and racial discrimination. We know that there are many different reasons like slavery,…

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What can I do to help?

We have seen the destruction this country is facing. We have all been affected, some greater than others. Many people are asking what they can do to help. This page will be updated regularly of programs, foundations, donations, and many more that can help worth this movement. Feel free to drop more info you find. Donations You can donate without spending ANY MONEY!! Watching this video Of black art is filled with plenty of ads. The ads generate revenue, and go to a list of foundations that need it. Do…

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Do Black Lives Really Matter?

We know that killing is wrong, no matter how you look at it, but if you do end up killing someone (hopefully not you personally), there will be repercussions. What the black community is experiencing is that not only are most of their cases not making the news, but the killers are not prosecuted. 98% of white officers that kill a black person do NOT get charged. Many even keep their jobs, or if they do lose their job, they get hired elsewhere. It is amazing to see how many…

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