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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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The God Complex And The Killings Of People Of Color

Trayvon Martin should have turned 22 earlier this month, but today we mourn the fifth anniversary of his alarming death which woke up the nation. Had he lived, he could have been a college student looking forward to wearing a Kente stole on his graduation day, a young man with a 9-to-5 anticipating his next date with a magical woman who surpassed even imagination’s wildest...

My Hope For Future Black Presidents Of The United States Of America

President. Barack. Obama. Depending on who you are, those three words may conjure up feelings of hate, love,  jealousy, pride, disgust or respect. What is not up for debate is that soon, the word “former” will be written next to his name. When I reviewed my own writing recently, I was able to see how my perspective on Barack Obama’s presidency —or a...

The 11 blackest moments in Olympic history

*This post was written by Kevin Beckford and Victor A. Kwansa.* Because the 2016 Summer Olympics just kicked off in Brazil, a diverse country with strong African ties and, unsurprisingly, social issues similar to those in the United States, we thought that now would be a good time to highlight the 11 blackest moments in Olympics history. Jesse Owens at the 1936 Olympics At the 1936...