Activism

Justice for All Just Ain’t Specific Enough

This article originally appeared in Sesi’s Spring 2015 issue. Subscribe here to stay up on our current editions. In the eight months since Ferguson, a grand jury chose not to indict the police officer who killed the unarmed teen, and the Department of Justice decided not to file civil rights charges, either. This may have […]

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Activism

We Need a Revolution

#BlackLivesMatter, prison reform, environmentalism, women’s rights –– the list could go on and on. There’s a load of issues in the world and plenty of reasons you may feel the urge to join the fight for change. And while it’s no cap that activism can be rewarding, it can also have a negative impact on the mental health of some of its strongest warriors. And there are receipts to prove it.

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Activism

Unlock Your Inner Activist with These New Year’s Revolutions

By L’Oreal Thompson Payton Ever since the 2016 presidential election, Generation Z has been showing up and showing out when it comes to activism. But you don’t have to be a celebrity to make a difference. Whether it’s protesting to raise awareness for a cause you care about or donating to organizations that make a […]

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Activism

#BlackGirlMagic, Climate Activism, and Fighting for Our Future

By Ava Marshall In honor of the global climate strike that took place last week, we’ve compiled a list of powerful, inspiring, Black girl activists who are at the front lines of the fight for climate justice. Get your snaps ready for these leading ladies.  Mari Copeny Better known as “Little Miss Flint,” Mari wrote […]

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Activism, Features

Cyntoia Brown Set to be Released From Prison in August

By Andréa Butler In 2006, when Cyntoia Brown was just 16 years old, she was convicted of the first-degree murder of real estate agent Johnny Allen in Nashville, Tennessee two years before. Today (Monday, Jan. 7, 2018), she was granted full clemency. For more on what that actually means and to refresh you on what […]

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