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Earlier this month news of another unarmed Black man getting killed for being Black hit the headlines. However, this time it was a 17-year-old Black boy named Elijah Al-Amin, who had his throat slit by a White man who claims he felt threatened by the music Al-Amin was listening to. What happened to Elijah Al-Amin, Jordan Davis, and countless other Black youth, particularly Black boys, is why I am afraid to let my 13-year-old son grow up.

Research shows that Black children are presumed to be older and physically larger when compared to their White counterparts of the same age…

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In 2016, I wrote an article title, Black Lives vs. All Lives and Blue Lives: Why are non-Blacks threatened by the Black Lives Matter Movement? Sadly, the recent video recorded police shooting of Pamela Shantay Turner in a Houston, TX suburb showing an officer using deadly force, shooting her five times, as he attempted to arrest her for outstanding warrants, has brought the Black Lives Matter movement back to the forefront as it brings back disturbing memories of the police murders of Walter Scott, Alton Sterling and Philando Castile.

Black Lives Matter, the social justice movement created in 2012 after…

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Lean In, the term coined by Facebook Chief Operating Officer, Sheryl Sandberg, is used to describe the act of a woman exerting herself at work — “leaning in” to ensure her voice is heard and so she does not miss out on opportunities for advancement. In Lean In: Women, Work, and the Will to Lead, Sandberg famously said “There’s a special place in hell for women who don’t help other women” (Sandberg, 2013). While this may be true, it overlooks the fact that when women like Sandberg say “women”, what they really mean is “White women”. …

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