D.C. Black and Missing Town hall Draws Large Black Crowd
author, Yejide Orunmila - Caption: Locked out, the people wait to be let in to the Town Hall

I began hearing about the missing Black and Latinx girls at the beginning of March. My daughter, who was out of state at school, called me to express her concern about the missing girls from D.C. and Prince George’s County in Maryland. She was especially touched because one of them went to her old high […]

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20-year-old black woman runs for St. Petersburg, Florida City Council on platform of reparations and black community control of the police

On Monday, March 6, 2017, 20-year-old Eritha “Akilé” Cainion threw her hat into the race to become the next councilperson for District 6 in St. Petersburg. She made the announcement while standing in front of the recently shutdown St. Petersburg, Florida Walmart with her proud parents and a group of enthusiastic supporters. “I am 20 […]

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An Open Letter to Dr. Anthony Jenkins, President of West Virginia State University: Kill the “Epic Love Story”

Editors Note:  This letter was sent to West Virginia State University President Dr. Anthony Jenkins on August 25, 2016.  He responded by setting a meeting with the author. In the meeting, he explained that as the new President he wasn’t aware of the story and agreed that it should not represent the school.  He laid […]

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