The Breath That Connects Us

Featured Artwork: Feroze Alam In the same week that George Floyd was so callously killed by a police officer in Minneapolis, I attended a webinar celebrating Africa Month and what it meant to be African. Right here in South Africa, a country that carries the heavy legacy of colonialism, slavery, and apartheid, is irrefutable, scientific…

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The Divisiveness Behind the Model Minority Myth 

The idea that South and East Asians achieve a higher socioeconomic success because of their “two-parent households” and “strong emphasis on education” only serves as a poorly veiled jab at the systematic inequality disadvantaging black people from navigating the same system. We are lifted up by a system that intentionally pushes down our black friends, coworkers, and neighbours.

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Being Black in America Should Not Be a Death Sentence

Featured Artwork: Nikkolas Smith Eric Garner, Ahmaud Arbery, and now, George Floyd, were all subject to the same fate: their deaths were written by white men. You can deny it but the facts won’t change, these were hate crimes and none of the incidents were accidents. Eric Garner was put in a chokehold by an…

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