When did #AllLivesMatter?

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

Changes…

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

Another quick update

Hi all,

Due to ongoing computer issues, there will not be a new post tonight. I used my phone to upload last week’s piece, but that was more difficult than I thought it would be. 

All being well I should receive a new computer this week and I can get back on schedule with the site. In the meantime, there are quite a few posts to catch up on if you haven’t read everything yet.

See you all next week. 

 

Nineteenth Amendment to the United States Constitution (1920)

“The right of citizens of the United States to vote shall not be denied or abridged by the United States or by any state on account of race, colour  or previous condition of servitude.” Fifteenth Amendment to the United States Constitution.

“The right of citizens of the United States to vote shall not be denied or abridged by the United States or by any State on account of sex.” Nineteenth Amendment to the United States Constitution. Continue reading