I will never forget the day when I was 5 years old and my father sat me down to have “the talk.” He told me “when you get older you will have to work 10 times harder because of your brown skin. Don’t think for a second that because you are beautiful and intelligent, you will always be treated with respect.”
"WE LIVE OUR LIVES RESPONDING TO A WORLD THAT WE KNOW AND UNDERSTAND, BUT NO LONGER EXISTS" Eddie Obeng
Solitary confinement is a hot issue. Advocates calling for an end to the use of solitary confinement, or disciplinary and administrative segregation as it is commonly referred, must take a step further and push for addressing racial disparities in prison treatment altogether.
Leslie Jones is once again, the victim of violent online harassment. In about a span of a month, since the last incident, online trolls took it one step further earlier this week, and hacked into her personal website; to leak her personal information, upload racists images and reveal explicit photos.
There has been no shortage of opinions from media and the public in response to Black Lives Matter Toronto's sit-in at the Toronto Pride Parade on Sunday July 3rd, 2016.
The sun is shining, the kids are smiling and I can’t blame them! I am excited as well. I couldn’t be happier to put aside making lunches, 20 wake up calls, constant yelling to get dressed and the crazy kiss and ride, all before 8am! Two months of freedom - or is it?