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Victoria Victoria Massie


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We've reached our level: On Barbara Reynolds and a new generation's civil rights movement

“It's like you hungry. You reached your level. You don't want anymore. We asked 10 years ago. We was asking with the Panthers. We was asking with them, you know, in the Civil Rights Movement.  We was asking. Now those people that was asking, they’re all dead or in jail. So now what do you think we’re gonna do?”-Tupac Shakur There are many ways to engage with the world. For me, it’s...

Brown girls around the world post selfies to fight colorism

Over the past few months, Fridays on Twitter have been an opportunity to bask in the beauty of those blessed with Melanin. On March 6, 2015, the #BlackOutFriday campaign was launched on Tumblr and has expanded to other social media platforms such as Instagram, Twitter and Facebook. Friday’s #FlexinMyComplexion was the latest hashtag to fit this trend. A concept originally created by...

Why is the Department of Homeland Security monitoring Black Lives Matter activists?

On Tuesday, news surfaced that the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) has been monitoring the Twitter account of one of the Black Lives Matter movement’s most prominent activists, Deray McKesson. According to Vice News’ Jason Leopold, who acquired the information through a Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) request, there is evidence that McKesson was being actively surveilled by the...