Scrolling through my Facebook feed on 5th July 2016, I saw a still from a video that looked all too familiar. I did not click on it, not because I did not care, but because I knew what was coming. Sure enough, when I checked the news, the murder of 37 year old Alton Sterling was the lead story. Continue reading
8 long months have passed since I last posted on Voices Unsilenced and I am sure that you are not interested in my excuses. Well, you are in luck, as I have none! Sheer laziness has kept me from taking the time to commit to this site. I have often thought about getting back into writing, but I have always talked myself out of it by using my career or upcoming professional exams as justifications for my absence. However, in light of everything that is going on in the world, especially within the black community, I feel that it is important for me to have an outlet for my thoughts. Continue reading
“Whatever situation you’re dealing with, God can block it and it will be okay” Sandra Bland.
“When George Bush used the Willie Horton ad, he knew what he was doing.” Politician Paul Tsongas.
“The Black skin is not a badge of shame, but rather a glorious symbol of national greatness.” Marcus Garvey.
“I refuse to act as if this is the new normal.” President Obama on the Charleston shooting.
“I’m trying to break out of my shell, but I guess there is no shell. I guess this is just how I am—I’m just quiet and distant…I don’t like being this way, but it’s just natural to me now.” Kalief Browder interview with The New Yorker.
“Black Americans were exchanged for a sense of white security.” Douglas A. Blackmon, Slavery by Another Name: The Re-Enslavement of Black Americans from the Civil War to World War II. Continue reading
“We conclude that in the field of public education the doctrine of ‘separate but equal’ has no place. Separate educational facilities are inherently unequal.” Opinion of the court delivered by Chief Justice Earl Warren. Continue reading