On July 13, 2013, nearly 7 years ago, the Black Lives Matter movement began. The movement protests the racial disparities and police brutality African-Americans face in America. Since the protest started 7 years ago there hasn’t been a lot done to help or solve the issues of the Black community. After the murder of GeorgeContinue reading “The Impact of the Black Lives Matter Protest in the U.S.”
There is no room to write off the movement as short-lived when police departments have yet to be fully defunded or abolished, murderers are still walking free masked as cops, and Black people continue to be murdered because of the color of their skin. Black Lives Matter as a whole is our “new normal.”
If you stand for nothing, Burr, what will you fall for? On Friday, July 3, the recorded version of the hit Broadway musical Hamilton was made available to stream on Disney+, released early, “in light of the world turning upside down”, stated by Lin-Manuel Miranda, who penned the show. When I first listened to theContinue reading “HAMILTON: How the Broadway Musical Parallels Today’s Movements”
It is important to remember that you can celebrate LGBTQ+ rights and march on the streets for Black lives at the same time. They are not mutually exclusive, and are often more entwined than we expect. The Black Lives Matter movement needs people chanting “Black Trans Lives Matter”!
EMPOWER WOMEN OF COLOR. This short music video film by Eli Frances, a Zenerations Team Member, expresses and celebrates intersectional feminism through Beyonce’s ‘Love Drought’.
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Listed are links to resources for the youth at the forefront of the movement, such as Netflix shows, non-monetary donations, Instagram activists, and starting the BLM conversation with parents and friends.
DISCLAIMER: This article represents no political affiliations and does not serve to bring down any political opinions. This is an expressive piece strictly regarding the Black Lives Matter movement, and does not establish Zenerations as a partisan organization. George Floyd was murdered on May 25th, 2020 by a police officer because he was black. SayContinue reading “OPINION: No Justice, No Peace. #BlackLivesMatter”
If someone had told me at the beginning of the year that I’d get weeks, maybe even months off school, I’d be leaping for joy at the thought of extended vacation. I would have envisioned hanging out with my friends, going out every day, and enjoying the beautiful spring weather. But what I – andContinue reading “QUARANTEENS: How The Youth is Affected by Self-Isolation”