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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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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Korryn Gaines Fearless African Warrior

Let’s first get this out of the way, Korryn Gaines was a fearless, powerful, warrior who died resisting colonial oppression. Korryn, a 23-year-old African mother of two children, was murdered on Monday August 1, 2016, by Baltimore County S.W.A.T team executing a warrant for unpaid traffic citations.  She was inside her home with her 5-year-old […]

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Political Education and Self Defense Series

Why is this important? The Political Education and Self Defense Series is ANWOs response to the acts of violence that are being committed against our people everyday. As African women we are specifically impacted by horizontal (domestic) violence in a way that leaves us vulnerable to attacks by the state and from within our community. […]

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