BECAUSE I AM BLACK

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“Fifty years ago they said that single mothers were the downfall of America. Now that white women are single mothers, they’re calling it creative family structure. I’m here to say to you that all the narratives you get about what is wrong with Black women; I think Black women are the savior of this country.” ~Dr. Brittney Cooper at Essence Fest 2018

The Plague of Racism is our Greatest Security Threat

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“The plague of racism is insidious, entering into our minds as smoothly and quietly and invisibly as floating airborne microbes enter into our bodies to find lifelong purchase in our bloodstreams.” ~Maya Angelou

The Hate You Gave: The Prophetic Truth of Tupac’s T.H.U.G.L.I.F.E.

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“Teenagers, they’ve got a lot of responsibilities and a lot of burdens because in fact we’re given a horrible world. The gift that we’re getting when we have to take over is horrible. They left us, they’re leaving this world in bad shape to fix up. And I think we deserve a lot of respect.” ~Tupac Shakur during a 1988 interview

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