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JOIN US!! 11/2/19 for the HOPES Benefit @ Silvie’s Lounge in Chicago

JOIN US!! 11/2/19 for the HOPES Benefit @ Silvie’s Lounge. Chicago HOPES for Kids provides academic support to kids living in homeless shelters. With each move, kids can fall 3-6 months behind in school. Our academic programs are designed to help them break the cycle of poverty. https://bit.ly/2VFX3qZ

JOIN US!! 11/2/19 for the HOPES Benefit @ Silvie’s Lounge. Chicago HOPES for Kids provides academic support to kids living in homeless shelters.Help them break the cycle of poverty https://bit.ly/2VFX3qZ

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How Hustle Culture Effects Our Mental Health – SheKnows

We are Hustling ourselves to mental illness and death. Why? “Along the same lines, this need for constant productivity sometimes makes people feel pressured to turn every hobby into a side hustle, which is part of our culture of making everything into a capitalist pursuit, Boyes says. Surely the Stoics wouldn’t approve of manipulating a hobby — an activity we do for the purpose of … Continue reading How Hustle Culture Effects Our Mental Health – SheKnows

Malcolm X Day

Here is a brief clip of the fire that was Malcolm X. So full of life. View this post on Instagram Malcolm. Always in your footsteps. Always with your courage. Always upholding your vision for ethics, empowerment, and enlightenment. From one fellow child of a Grenadian mother to another, we continue your legacy in earnestness. Happy Birthday 🙏🏽❤️ A post shared by amandaseales (@amandaseales) on … Continue reading Malcolm X Day

Former homeless student overcomes extraordinary odds to graduate from Georgetown University | WTOP

(WASHINGTON) – Rashema Melson is no stranger to adversity. The 23-year-old, who had lived for three years in a Washington, D.C. shelter, made headlines as the valedictorian of Anacostia High School’s Class of 2014 with a full scholarship to Georgetown University. On Saturday, Melson graduated from Georgetown University with a degree in justice and peace studies — the first person in her family to graduate … Continue reading Former homeless student overcomes extraordinary odds to graduate from Georgetown University | WTOP

“Today it’s becoming more clear that disparities have more to do with racism than race, says Neel Shah, an OB-GYN and a professor at Harvard Medical School. For a long time there was “this baked-in assumption” that there was something different genetically among black women leading to their higher rates of maternal mortality, he says. But “genetically we are all the same,” he says, and … Continue reading

The ACLU is suing a city where calling 911 could get you evicted – Business Insider

” That’s what happened to the ACLU’s Norristown plaintiff, Lakisha Briggs, who says her landlord didn’t want to evict her, but told her that he had no choice—the city would fine him $1,000 a day if she stayed. Briggs told NPR that she didn’t even make the final 911 call that put her on the street. She’d been determined not to call again, knowing that … Continue reading The ACLU is suing a city where calling 911 could get you evicted – Business Insider

Protests Erupt In Bangladesh After Young Woman Burned Alive For Reporting Sexual Harassment From Her Principal | BLAVITY

This is a worldwide problem and we got a long way to go. *This* is why its going to take all of us. ” Nusrat Jahan Rafi’s last words to her brother were an act of defiance. “The teacher touched me. I will fight this crime till my last breath,” she said to her brother as they rode in an ambulance to a local hospital … Continue reading Protests Erupt In Bangladesh After Young Woman Burned Alive For Reporting Sexual Harassment From Her Principal | BLAVITY

Brittney Cooper Says Time Is Racist: ‘White People Own Time’

When I went to China about 8 years ago I read up on local customs there. There was a note about American businessman and their strict punctuality expectations. It told the Chinese businessman that though time is more flexible in China, it is much more rigid in America. I also remember being on vacation almost 15 years ago in the Carribean and hearing locals talk … Continue reading Brittney Cooper Says Time Is Racist: ‘White People Own Time’