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mjboddie Maya J. Boddie

Maya is a News & Politics writer with Blavity, and alumna of Hampton University, who just wants justice for black folks. She's currently navigating the nonprofit world and attempting to make diversity happen, and also a writing fellow with Center for Community Change. Follow her on Twitter & IG @MJBoddie.

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A D.C. Proposal Could Threaten The State Of Howard University's School Of Medicine

Howard University students should not have to fight for a seat at the table.However, the East End Health Equity Act, a new proposal set to be voted on Tuesday by the City Council of the District of Columbia, could prove that they might have to do just that. The proposal has called for the development of a new hospital in the Southeast Washington, D.C., run by nearby George Washington...

4 Prominent Ferguson Figures Have Died Since The Michael Brown Uprising First Took Place

Since 18-year-old Michael Brown was murdered in August 2014, four Ferguson, Missouri, activists have been found dead. Though police continue to report that there is no reason to suspect foul play in any of their deaths, the circumstances have created cause for concern, leaving some to speculate whether or not their deaths were more than just a coincidence. These men helped shape a...

Racial Tension Rampant In Jacksonville After Black Boys Are Kicked Out Of Fair For Wearing Memorial Apparel

An 18-year-old black man and his friend were kicked out of the Greater Jacksonville Agriculture Fair, without refund or apology, for their attire. The two friends, who are members of the black male empowerment group, EVAC, were going about their business on November 3 when police officers approached one of them and questioned the chain he was wearing around his neck. The jewelry...