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Celebrating the legacy of Ida B. Wells

Celebrating the legacy of Ida B. Wells

Kimberly M. Fletcher March 6, 2017 0

As we celebrate Women’s History Month and International Women’s Day we must honor NAACP co-founder, journalist, women’s suffragist, and civil rights icon Ida B. Wells.  Mrs. Wells dedicated her life to fighting injustice and

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The impeccable vision of First Lady Michelle Obama

The impeccable vision of First Lady Michelle Obama

Kimberly M. Fletcher January 9, 2017 0

For the past eight years, the nation has witnessed exceptional greatness, humility, and compassion by our First Lady Michelle Obama.  The international community has championed her initiatives and felt a great sense of hope

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National Museum of African American History and Culture: the experience

National Museum of African American History and Culture: the experience

Tiana L. Ferrell September 30, 2016 0

I was blessed to receive an invitation to the dedication ceremony and grand opening of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture (NMAAHC) in Washington, D.C. last weekend. The NMAAHC was

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No justice in the land of the free

No justice in the land of the free

Kimberly M. Fletcher September 22, 2016 0

Anger, despair, and outright disgust are just a few of the emotions that describe the sentiment regarding the recent police killings in Tulsa and Charlotte.  Every other week the nation has to face the

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The algorithm of racism

The algorithm of racism

Kimberly M. Fletcher June 12, 2016 0

Perception is reality within our ever evolving, technology savvy society. The minute we hear a news story, curious minds flock to their mobile devices or computers to confirm via social media. This confirmation of

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Our voices matter and will not be silenced

Our voices matter and will not be silenced

Kimberly M. Fletcher January 18, 2016 0

Marginalized, voiceless, and lives not taken seriously is the sentiment many sexual assault victims go through after being physically violated. African-American women historically have been preyed upon by men in power and their bodies

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Hell no I don’t celebrate Thanksgiving

Hell no I don’t celebrate Thanksgiving

Atlanta Free Speech November 23, 2015 0

For many Americans, Thanksgiving is a time for food, family, and football. Due to the commercialism of the holiday, the truth is masked through festive colors, massive feasts and fictional stories. The truth is

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Georgia’s execution: justice or state sanctioned murder?

Georgia’s execution: justice or state sanctioned murder?

Atlanta Free Speech October 7, 2015 0

The recent execution of Georgia inmate Kelly Gissendaner has triggered the old debate of the death penalty in the United States. Gissendaner was convicted of orchestrating the murder of her husband in 1997. Even

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My (Black) America

My (Black) America

Atlanta Free Speech August 3, 2015 0

Welcome to America—the land of the free, the home of the brave. A place where the “free” don’t look like me and the “brave” are those who want to destroy me. The Land of

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The perception of Curtis Jackson III

The perception of Curtis Jackson III

Kimberly M. Fletcher July 21, 2015 0

The fabric and true essence of a person is defined by how we treat others and the legacy we leave behind.  Perception versus reality can make or break an individual in the world of

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