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The SPLC Found that the Reality of American Slavery is Severely MisTaught in Schools. Here’s What You Can Do.

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Photo via Fabrice Moneiro By Nikki Igbo A Southern Poverty Law Center report based on a national study conducted in 2017 has revealed a sad truth about how American slavery is taught and learned. Plain and simply, American kids don’t know much about it and teachers are ill-equipped to provide students with information on the key concepts surrounding slavery. How…

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Online Petitions Matter: Here’s 5 Examples That Made A Difference

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Photo of Sharanda Jones via CNN  By Nikki Igbo If you’ve ever signed an online petition then you probably receive at least two invitations a week to sign another one to stop, combat, protest, prevent, derail, support, fund, defund, rescue, remove, rebuild, renew and/or cancel one thing or another. You’ve also most likely forwarded an online petition. You may have…

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7 African-American Visual Artists To Watch

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Artist Miles Regis By Nikki Igbo “Art is not what you see, but what you make others see.” French impressionist artist Edgar Degas once made this statement and it could not be truer when considering the contributions of visual artists throughout history. Visual artists, through their work, clarify, expose, underscore and inform in ways that transcend age, ethnicity, language and…

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7 Things You Probably Haven’t Heard About Colin Kaepernick

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Colin Kaepernick: The fashionisto.com By Nikki Igbo Despite the fact that Colin Kaepernick has become a household name whether a football fan or not, it’s amazing how most people don’t really know the former 49er quarterback’s background. Besides leading what can be easily described as the civil rights and social justice fight of current times, Kaepernick is pretty badass in…

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7 Women Giving Us #ActivismGoals

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Tamika D. Mallory speaking at the Women’s March on Washington There is nothing sexier than impacting positive change. And when we say sexy, we’re talking about fearlessly walking in your purpose in such a way that everyone can’t help but take notice of and appreciate how truly badass you are. We’re talking #humanitygoals, #growuptobelikeyou, #pleaseupdatehistorybooks sexy. And for this reason,…

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How To Protect Yourself From The Equifax Breach (& Others)

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By Nikki Igbo By now, most, if not all have heard about the Equifax data breach in which hackers gained access to potentially 143 million consumers’ sensitive data including social security numbers and driver’s license numbers. Based in Atlanta, Equifax is the oldest of the three biggest American consumer credit reporting agencies. Its breach did not take place in a…

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