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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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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

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

Elle Cast 2.7: Jovan Landry Part II

  Welcome back to Alert Aware, Mindful, This week’s episodes features the other half of the interview with the gloriously talented Jovan Landry. I will be posting more of her music on facebook and my blog site ellemadelyn.com Ms. Landry discusses her plans for Synergy dropping on March 15, 2019. She discussed the co-opting of black bodies and mass incarceration. Also discussed is how she … Continue reading Elle Cast 2.7: Jovan Landry Part II