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Jameelah Nasheed

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Recent articles by Jameelah:

Jamaica’s High Court Gives Kingston School Right to Ban Locs

A 7-year-old girl will have to cut her locs to attend classes at her school in Jamaica following a Supreme Court ruling. → Read More

HBO's "Stockton On My Mind" Chronicles Mayor Michael Tubbs' Work

HBO's new doc chronicles the city’s first Black mayor and its youngest elected official. → Read More

‘Black-on-Black Crime’ Is a Dangerous Myth

The notion that Black people are inherently more violent has been used to justify their mistreatment since the abolishment of slavery. → Read More

Trader Joe's Renews Pledge to Completely Discontinue Racist Packaging

A teen-led petition called on the grocery giant to stop using ethnic-sounding names for some products, something the company says has been a work in progress for years. → Read More

July 20 Strike for Black Lives: This Historic Organizing Effort Is Demanding Economic Justice for Black Workers

The July 20 Strike for Black Lives has brought together a laundry list of organizations to bring an economic angle to the movement for Black lives. → Read More

"John Lewis: Good Trouble" Film Documents John Lewis' Life of Activism

'Good Trouble' shares the story of a rural Alabama teen who would grow up to change the world. → Read More

Kellyanne Conway's Daughter Claudia Is Anti-Trump and Pro-BLM on TikTok and Instagram

Claudia Conway, 15, is the daughter of one of President Trump's best-known staffers, but she doesn't much care for her mom's boss. → Read More

Teen Activist Oluwatoyin ‘Toyin’ Salau Found Dead After Tweeting About Experience With Sexual Assault

Toyin was a fixture in Tallahassee Black Lives Matter protests. → Read More

Democrats Wearing Kente Cloth Was a Publicity Stunt, Not Solidarity

It doesn’t prove that Black lives are valued or being heard. → Read More

Celebs Like Rihanna and Ariana Grande Are Pushing for Repealing 50-A as Part of New York Police Reform

Megan Thee Stallion, Justin Bieber, and Demi Lovato have also signed an open letter calling on New York officials to repeal 50-A. → Read More

Atlanta HBCU Students Worried They'd Die During Police Encounter

Taniyah Pilgrim (20) and Messiah Young (22) were tased and arrested in viral video from Atlanta; now 6 officers have been charged. → Read More

Ahmaud Arbery Was Killed for Jogging as a Black Man in America

After a video of a George and Travis McMichael fatally shooting Ahmaud Arbery went viral, the father and son were arrested and charged with murder and aggravated assault. → Read More

The Coronavirus Is Killing Black Americans in Alarming Numbers

The disproportionate number of COVID cases and deaths in Black communities speaks to the horrific racial inequalities in health outcomes in the United States. → Read More

Young Black People Experience Physical, Emotional Toll of Racism, Studies Show

In this op-ed, Jameelah Nasheed writes about how racial discrimination against Black teens leads to anxiety, depression and increased substance use. → Read More

Calling Black Voters Who Voted for Biden Uninformed Is Ignorant and Unproductive

In this op-ed, Jameelah Nasheed argues that progressives are ignoring history and hurting their own movement by blaming older Black voters for supporting Joe Biden. → Read More

It Shouldn't Take Violence for White Americans to Push for Black Civil Rights

From Bloody Sunday to the Black Lives Matter movement, progress on civil rights has often only come in the wake of violence against Black Americans. → Read More

The History of the Confederate Flag and What It Represents

Since the Civil War, the Confederate flag has been used as a symbol of oppression by various groups that oppose civil rights. → Read More

Elizabeth Warren and Amy Klobuchar Had the Most Speaking Time at the Democratic Debate

Warren and Klobuchar’s mic-time monopoly is the first time two women have said the most at a presidential debate. → Read More

Donald Trump’s Border Wall Threatens an Area Sacred to Tohono O’odham Native Americans

Construction in Arizona is reportedly blowing up protected land on a national monument in an area sacred to Indigenous communities. → Read More

"Zola" Review: The Mind-Blowing Film Based on a Wild Twitter Thread Lives Up to High Expectations

It's a nuanced depiction of sex work while being an examination of storytelling. → Read More