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Black Poetry: An Unapologetic Look into American Cruelty
A mural of Maya Angelou with her quote, "you may write me down in history with your bitter twisted lies. You may trod me in the very dirt but still, like dust, I'll rise."

Black Poetry: An Unapologetic Look into American Cruelty

Black poetry in the U.S. has been a revolutionary space throughout history, acting as a reminder of American cruelty and strife.

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Support foster care youth.

16-year-old Ma’Khia Bryant was killed on April 20th, 2021, outside of her foster home by a police officer called to help (NYTimes). The officer resorted to extreme and fatal force without issuing any clear verbal warnings or commands to the girl who had been in foster care since 2018. Unless you’ve been a child or teen in the foster care system or a foster parent, this situation may be hard to understand. As a product of the foster care system, this case hit home. In light of National Foster Care Month, I’ll be telling my story, one of hundreds of thousands of stories of current and former foster care youth in America.

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Support unaccompanied minors.
A young person carrying life savers near the shore of the ocean.

Support unaccompanied minors.

As an unaccompanied minor who traveled to the U.S. to seek refuge, Sergio shares the story of his journey – and how we can support other youths forced to make the same decision.

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Fight Racism Within Gen Z
A teen in a red long sleeve shirt using a smartphone next to another girl in a purple hoodie.

Fight Racism Within Gen Z

Like members of Gen Z, younger generations’ racist beliefs and actions are often seen as youthful mistakes. But white supremacy doesn’t end with age.

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