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I’m tired of suppressing myself to get along with white people


By Diamond 1:23 pm January 20, 2015 Writing for Salon, Priscilla Ward says that she refuses to suppress her blackness any longer to make others comfortable.

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Black August

Black August, the movement that honors the radical resistance, resilience, and collective action of Afrikan peoples of the Diaspora. From the Haitian Revolution, to Underground Railrooad, to the March on Washington, to the Watts uprisings, people of color have been resisting colonization for centuries.

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Wild Thing

20-year old AJ Thomas reflects on black womanhood, and her commitment to the struggle: “I am no longer a slave to my fears, to others opinions and perceptions of me, to stereotypes, to any negativity. I am an advocate. I am a Black woman and I WILL make a difference. I declare that today I woke up as a wild thing – as a Black woman in all of her glory, with love for herself and love for her people.”

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To All Afraid of the ‘Ghetto’ Continued

By Mo Green 2:18 pm May 21, 2013 I was delighted by the discussion my last blog post- “To All Afraid of the ‘Ghetto’”- sparked both online and on the University of Chicago campus. Many of my classmates approached me about the blog and gave even more personal accounts on comments the pervade our campus […]

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Black History Spotlight: Nikki Giovanni’s “Ego-Trippin’”

Nikki Giovanni is a world-renowned poet, writer, educator and activist. Her finest moment might be “Ego-Trippin’,” a funny and empowering ode to blackness that read and flows like a funkier “The Negro Speaks of Rivers.” Check it out at BlackYouthProject.com / @BlackYouthProj

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Invisible Man

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By Johnaé @johnae_alyse 5:26 pm February 7, 2012 Court Theater, the professional theater located on the University of Chicago’s campus, premiered Ralph Ellison’s Invisible Man last month. I haven’t read the novel since high school and was ripped open all over again, seeing Ellison’s words acted out on stage. I was surprised to feel such […]

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