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Tell It Tuesday: When All Else Fails, Climb the Statue of Liberty

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Patricia Okoumou By Ta-ning Connai The Statue of Liberty on the 4th of July…what an ironic time and place to wage a protest against immigration laws, considering what both the monument and holiday stand for. It was the perfect place for Rise and Resist (a New York activist group) to oppose the Trump administration’s asinine policy of inhumanely snatching innocent…

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This Valedictorian’s Principal Wouldn’t Let Him Give an Acceptance Speech, but the Mayor Did

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Jaisaan Lovett By Erickka Sy Savané You work harder than you’ve ever worked in your young life, staying home to study while your friends are out doing things that kids do, and it pays off. You become the first African American valedictorian of your high school school and it’s time to give an acceptance speech. Because you know it’s all…

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Tell It Tuesday: How Football Led Kaepernick to a Higher Calling

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Photo illustration by Cristiana Couceiro. Source photograph of Colin Kaepernick: Michael Zagaris/San Francisco 49ers/ Getty Images. By Ta-ning Connai There’s nothing like a man on a mission, especially a man who didn’t set out to be on one. Colin Kaepernick was getting busy on the turf when the call to activism came knocking. His stand against racial injustice came by…

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Women Are Using Their Bodies as Canvases to Reclaim Self and Protest Social Injustice

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The Awakenings Project by Marissa Southards By Sharee Silerio When Marissa Southards picked up a camera three years ago, she was simply trying something new. One day, her husband Brian, a pencil artist, brought a professional-level camera home so he could work in a different medium. Active in St. Louis protests and the Black Lives Matter movement, she took the…

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Learning To #TakeAKnee From A Brave High School Student

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Kamryn via Awesomely Luvvie This past weekend the NFL, and supporters of free speech and our right to peacefully protest, served a collective punch to Donald Trump. If you missed the explosion of the #takeaknee movement started by our hero the still unemployed quarterback Colin Kaepernick, who first took a knee to protest police violence towards African Americans, don’t worry,…

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