Black Girl Speaks

Being Black: The Death Sentence in America

[caption id="attachment_2314" align="aligncenter" width="533"] Charleena Lyles[/caption] Since October, the police have come to my house no less than ten times. That's alarming because being Black in America can be a crime with a death sentence. They were called anonymously by someone upset that I homeschool my children. (That's an entirely…

Inaugural Sandy Speaks Day

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Black August

Imagine if Black America set aside a period of time to reflect on and learn of its history, honor and mourn those we've lost violently and unjustly, like Mike Brown, and work to end mass incarceration and liberate those unjustly imprisoned.  If observed with reverence rather than celebration, that could…
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