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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‘That’s Why You’ll Never Be President’: Shamecca Harris on Being Black & Female in America

This post is part of a series called ” Real Women Real Stories ,”a social project designed to promote awareness of the often unseen hardships women face in different professions and places around the world. The project highlights women who fight their battles and are persistent on achieving what they have set out for. Check out the full post featured an original essay by Shamecca Harris at Global Citizen. Click here to read more.

What James Baldwin Taught Me About Racist Trolls

What James Baldwin Taught Me About Racist Trolls

I love James Baldwin.

As a fellow writer and Harlem native, he is my literary muse. When I first discovered his work, I felt as if he snatched the words off the tip of my tongue and splattered them on the page. He revealed me to myself, reaffirming my humanity in a country where blacks were offered a subpar education, fed subpar food, and left to rot in subpar housing.

Baldwin was and, perhaps, still remains America’s black revolutionary voice.

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