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Power of the Powerless

In Power by Gazelle Mba July 6, 2021

Power is not always embodied or rather disembodied as ‘the man’, an institution or the government. It feels slippery, you know it exists but you can’t hold it in your hands. It is impossible to define, so much so that approaching an essay on the topic feels daunting. What could I possibly contribute to the conversation around such an unwieldy …


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Inheritance of War

In Justice by Wahi Omer May 2, 2021

To be Eritrean is to have a direct link with war and its psychological undoings. Intergenerational trauma caused by war and displacement has become etched into the very meaning of our national identity.



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Sikhism’s Teachings on Justice have Taught Me about Myself.

In Justice by Upneet Masaun May 1, 2021

This idea of justice has always been central to Sikhism, the principle of being fair and righteous. Sikhism’s teachings and philosophy preach equality, unity, and truthful living, ultimately implementing moral equity among all individuals of society, regardless of their race or social class.


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Last Call

In Justice by Brianna Fable May 1, 2021

It’s been awhile right? You don’t come down here anymore since y’all moved,” he says leaning back into his chair.

All the maple hasn’t washed the jollof from his voice. You would think his accent would have vanished by now, but the colder Canada got, the warmer he seemed to be.

“Yeah, I didn’t really see a reason to,” I say honestly.


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I forgive my Father for the injustice he has caused me

In Justice by Kayla Willis-Simmonds May 1, 2021

People do not realize that these ancestral wounds run deeper than we think. It becomes our responsibility to then find justice for and within ourselves. What is often overlooked when it comes to social activism, is that it first begins with fighting for yourself.


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Isokan:
Remembering Where our Justice Comes From

In Justice by Elizabeth Oyegunle May 1, 2021

Somewhere along our journey as children of the diaspora, we lost the importance of looking back. I have come to understand this concept of looking back as an expedition into our lived experiences. It is a journey that strives to discover knowledge that is often lost, stolen, or hidden


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What you learn from suing your teachers

In Justice by Diego Lopes May 1, 2021

The education sector is meant to teach us to be just, but it is one of the greatest reproducers of injustice in society. Have we really gotten to a place where for BIPOC students to be treated fairly they have to sue their teachers ?


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A Legacy of Self Advocacy:
How Black People Continue to Show up for Themselves

In Justice by Tani Odukale May 1, 2021

For many centuries, Black people have shouldered the responsibility of self-advocacy to get the justice and equality we deserve. From individual efforts to community-based programs, advocacy has taken many forms—and with technological advancements, we continue to see advocacy evolve to this day. Black advocacy in the past Black self-advocacy can be seen as far back as the Black Panther Party …




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