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vkwansa Victor Kwansa

http://www.victorkwansa.com

Victor A. Kwansa, Esq. is an attorney, educational advocate, poet, and commentator from Prince George’s County, Maryland. He received a B.A. in Political Science from Yale University in 2008, and he graduated from Harvard Law School in 2011. He has performed at universities, K-12 schools, community centers, and even once while visiting a former slave camp in Ghana, his parents’ home country. Victor’s website features his poetry and education-related commentary.


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What My Ghanaian Engagement Ceremony Made Me Wonder About My Future Black Children

“They will live in the library.”“They will need to come over to my house when they need to play.”“They will have bushy eyebrows.”These are just a few of the things that people have said about my future black children, including my fiancée.At times, I also wonder how our kids will view themselves. They are just figments of our collective...

How Colin Kaepernick Played The NFL

Professional athletes shouldn’t be activists.Americans shouldn’t embrace their African heritage.Colin Kaepernick, the former San Francisco 49ers quarterback, has no time for such simplistic warnings. He has been revealing his multifaceted self ever since he decided to sit or kneel during the national anthem as a way to highlight police brutality and other injustices during...

How The Black Panther Movie Can Impact The Children Of The Black Lives Matter Movement

I did not follow the Black Panther comic book series as a young black boy, but, now, as an adult, given everything that has happened this past year, I am looking forward to the Black Panther movie as if it is the love child of Beyoncé’s “Formation” and Kendrick Lamar’s “Alright,” raised by astronaut, Dr. Mae C. Jemison, and astrophysicist, Dr....