a.l.l.e.g.i.a.n.c.e

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I. 

I pledge allegiance to the flag of a country that won’t claim me

And to the Republicans, Democrats

Tea Party, Tiki torchin’

Conservatives and liberal hypocrites

For which it stands.

One nation

Stolen from God

Broken to pieces

With liberty and justice

For none

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The New Year’s Resolution Every Black Woman Should Make

The New Year’s Resolution Every Black Woman Should Make

“Caring for myself is not self-indulgence, it is self-preservation and that is an act of political warfare”

– Audre Lorde

Being Black in America is no easy feat, but to be Black and a woman is a unique dilemma.

African American women bear the double disadvantage of racism and sexism, making them prime targets for both racial terrorism and gender-based violence

According to a report by The Black Women’s Roundtable, no woman is more likely to be raped, beaten or murdered in America today than a Black woman, a point proven sadly accurate in the legion of tragic headlines in 2015. Whether it was Sandra Bland on a Texas highway or Dajerria Becton at a Texas pool, we were bombarded with images of Black Women as victims of senseless violence this year. And with each reported incident, we experienced the trauma anew, persistently picking at our blistering wounds.

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