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
“I’m not about to hire you if your name is Watermelondrea…It’s just not going to happen. I’m not going to hire you.” Raven-Symoné Continue reading
“George Bush doesn’t care about black people.” Kanye West’s response to Hurricane Katrina during live TV fundraiser. Continue reading
“Belonging to or denoting any human group having dark-coloured skin, especially of African or Australian Aboriginal ancestry.” Oxford dictionary definition of black. Continue reading
Southern trees bear a strange fruit,
Blood on the leaves and blood at the root,
Black bodies swinging in the southern breeze,
Strange fruit hanging from the poplar trees.
Strange Fruit, written by Abel Meeropol.
“While white women are praised for altering their bodies, plumping their lips and tanning their skin, black women are shamed although the same features exist on them naturally” Amandla Stenberg on cultural appropriation.
“If I thought the war was going to bring freedom and equality to twenty-two million of my people they wouldn’t have to draft me, I’d join tomorrow.” Muhammed Ali. Continue reading
“When George Bush used the Willie Horton ad, he knew what he was doing.” Politician Paul Tsongas.