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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 …

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 …

New York Roommate Hard Lesson Learned

Some posts ago, I mentioned moving into a great new spot – a room (haven’t made it yet folks) – in Brooklyn. It was great. Big, street side with a pretty decent view of the neighborhood. The woman who owned it loved on the building as much as she could …

The Bar, Where ‘Pretty’ Thrives

by Brittney M. Walker About the bar: The place is owned by a Nigerian man who loves Black people. He’s a smart man with a lot of vision and has been an entrepreneur for years. It’s located in Bed Stuy near Clinton Hills in a community that used to be …

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