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Thoughts on MLK Day

Today we are supposed to honor the life and legacy of Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. — but so much of what’s talked about throughout the year ignores who King really was. White America, until very recently, hated…

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On Trump & Misogyny

I had to address how Trump has been saying horrible things throughout his campaign and throughout his career as a public figure. There are no bystanders free from responsibility. Register to vote before time runs out! Let me know…

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SWO x THE SUPER POOR KIDS

This past weekend, I went down from Harlem to North Philly to see the Dr. Seuss themed #TheSaddestStoryOnRepeat series from The SuperPoor Kids. SPK is an art collective based out of Camden, NJ. Brothers Lu and Jay Reyes debuted the series…

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I Don’t Want My Friends To Die

I don’t want my friends to die. I don’t want to wake up and see a name I know memorialized with a hashtag. I don’t want to see a video of my friend getting executed. I don’t want to…

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Recap: Fairfield University

The other week I visited Fairfield University as a part of the Black Studies Program and the Black Lives Matter course, specifically. This is the first semester the course is being offered, and it’s absolutely critical that these issues…

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Recap: SWOsleepout Philly

  On March 18, 2016, I slept outside to bring attention to the youth homelessness problem in the city of Philadelphia and to raise money for an organization actually making a difference every day. No kid should be worried…

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Sleep Out: So They Don’t Have To

I have a challenge for you. I challenge you to imagine having to worry about when your next meal is and where you are going to sleep at night. This is a daily challenge for too many kids. But…