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Stories from Charlottesville

The last 24 hours have been… whoa! I'll go backwards…. beginning with Charlottesville… a surprisingly pretty little cute town with flowers and hipsters and yoga and ice cream shops and closeted racists ☺️ #charlottesville #travel A post shared by Brittney Walker (@brittneymwalker) on Aug 17, 2017 at 4:31pm PDT And …

Merging academia and activism for race relations

            In the months since President Donald Trump’s inauguration, activists and scholars have converged, condemning his violent and divisive racial rhetoric. In response to Trump’s rhetoric, leaders are working to build a resistance against an agenda that not only divides the country but also sets …

                Originally published in The New York Amsterdam News.  Pulling up to Charlottesville, Va., I expect to be heading into a frenzied chaos of protestors and Klan ralliers. Instead, I am pleasantly surprised with a welcome sign coupled with a giant metal daffodil …

Being Light in Your Own Darkness

Being Light in Your Own Darkness An entrepreneur discovers fulfillment begins from within By Brittney M. Walker (Originally published in NV Magazine in 2016) When Ebola hit Sierra Leone, the village of Bongema was devastated for a second time after the civil war. Children couldn’t play outside, go to school …

Community Remembers Shantel Davis

  Community Remembers Shantel Davis Gentrification may be linked to increased violence By Brittney M. Walker (Originally published in Print only – The New York Amsterdam News Vol. 107 No. 26 | June 23- June 29, 2016) On June 14, 2012 Shantel Davis, 23, was killed in a police involved …

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