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How to Stay Woke in a Room Full of Hoteps

In Culture by Brian Kennedy IILeave a Comment

The current liberation movement is under threat. Fueled by the modern lynching of Black bodies, this movement faces one of the same internal foes that have threatened Black liberation movements before it. This threat, a Black patriarchy and oppressive machismo, has been pervasive in Black liberation movements dating back to the abolition movement of the…

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This Year in Color: 2015 Seven Scribes Reading List

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So, end-of-year content sucks. Really. For every one album from February that an article reminds you was really good you get three or so recycled “Best Memes of 2015” or lists of hashtags that were popular but not all that cool anyways, and writers really struggle to remember stuff past October or so. But we…

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Or, Can She?

In News & Politics by fivefifths2 Comments

“We need to take these people on. They are often connected to drug cartels. They are not just gangs of kids anymore. They are often the kinds of kids that are called 'super-predators.' No conscience, no empathy. We can talk about how they got that way but first we have to bring them to heel.”…

The First Year without Tamir

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Tamir Rice is not a martyr.   He did not die, one year ago, as another noble name on a list of noble names. While the year after his death has featured sustained cries for justice in his name and while his name has become a part of the litany that we now recite like…

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A Reflection on Starting Up: A Look at Our First Year

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Ferguson changed everything.   It’s only been a little over a year since Michael Brown was killed by Darren Wilson and just about a year since Darren Wilson walked away from it all, scot-free. Between the marches, the die-ins, and the growing frustration as names were added to our chants, what strikes me most about…

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The Worlds on Wheels: A Narrative Essay

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The autumn chill creeps into the blue-grey morning air as the season announces its presence. This world, at least, is a series of blocks and corridors, number streets and state avenues that loosely circumscribe a community of mostly black and brown families across town from new Camelot. It is a synergy of corner stores and…

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Vultures

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Seven Scribes is excited to present "Vultures" in partnership with Kinfolks: a journal of black expression a journal "dedicated to thinking about blackness in its infinite permutations by publishing the work of established and emerging black artists." Read more at kinfolksquarterly.com. Photo courtesy IG:  jerriodavant It is 2012. In my second apartment since graduating college, with my…