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“Power” by FITUMI is a film and music video about the history of voter suppression and the power of a single vote. YOUR single vote. If you’re motivated by anything today let it be this video and this song as you hit the polls.

Five Important Reasons to Exercise Your Right to Vote on Election Day 2020

June 19, also known as Juneteenth, is a holiday commemorating the day in which Texas (the last of the confederate states) became aware of the Emancipation Proclamation- which marked the end of slavery in the United States in 1865.

It is important to keep in mind that the emancipation of slaves was not immediate and didn’t happen all at once. …

Realistically, this feels too raw, too new, and way too recent to write about, but sometimes that is exactly what the heart yearns for.


My health had been declining, and I’d been aware. It was not something I was ready to admit, nor was I willing to accept. But, I was scared. I feared the fact that I hadn’t been eating. I was nervous that I’d lost 22 pounds (even though I could afford to,) I was terrified of the fact that the smell of food made me sick. I was…

What happens when you suddenly realize that a man whom you’ve extended your friendship and placed all your trust is secretly manipulating every aspect of your romantic life?

The names and locations in this story have been changed to protect me. Abusers don’t really deserve protection but victims do.

It began thirteen months ago with an adorable “meet cute” which I was beginning to think I might be telling for the rest of my life. A simple swipe on a dating app led to an awkward conversation. …

Sam Rose

I help white folks navigate white fragility and antiracsim. I run a Facebook Group where we talk about race:

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