Thousands of Black and Latinx people are currently sitting in prison on marijuana trafficking and distribution charges. Meanwhile, predominantly white dispensary owners are enjoying the profit from selling the same exact thing. Congress must take a vote – it is a necessary step towards the racial equality that my community deserves.
As an 18-year-old student attending a training session for activists at the Highlander Folk School in Monteagle, Tennessee, John Lewis stuttered and struggled to read. A visiting professor mocked his stammered speech and “poor reading skills” and dismissed Lewis’ potential as a “suitable leader” for the burgeoning movement.
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Rayshard Brooks protests at Downtown Wendy’s UPDATED: June 28, 2020 at 7:56 p.m. Protestors created a memorial leaving flowers, shirts, balloons, and gifts at the Wendy’s on University Ave where Rayshard Brooks was killed. Hagen McMenemy | Avant-Youth A digital billboard at “Ground Zero” honoring George Floyd. Hagen McMenemy | Read more…
Originally written: June 5, 2020.
I arrived on the corner of Centennial Olympic Park Drive and Marietta Street – ground zero for the Atlanta protests.
Since May 29, we’ve been hitting the streets every day to capture the #BlackLivesMatter protests. From May 30 to June 8 (when Governor Kemp pulled the National Guard), we captured the protests progression, as well as the sentiment of the people. Georgia has seen pockets of #BlackLivesMatter protests all throughout the state, though most concentrated in the capitol of Atlanta
Stereotypes may exist for all, but the stereotypes that come with my appearance have never posed any danger to my life. This is the privilege I was given.