Reposting from Intersected: Unshackling the juvenile justice system

It’s been 400 years, and there are still roughly two million Black bodies in shackles on American soil. Unshackling the juvenile justice system My good friend Sarah wrote an excellent piece on the juvenile justice system, describing the horrendous racism towards BIPOC youth while highlighting brand news ways Illinois is actually taking positive steps towards…

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Inspiring youth, Independence Day, and the DRC

Fifty-seven years ago on June 30, the Democratic Republic of Congo won its independence. While I won’t go into a political history right now, I will celebrate Independence Day by telling you about my generation and how amazing they are. Congolese youth are artists, talented photographers and musicians. They are teachers of elementary students and ESL…

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