White Violence Against Black Bodies: 1619–2021

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The Whip

Threats of violence against African villages

Black bodies sold to European “explorers”

Lives and livelihood disrupted by their evil racism and greed

Claims of Manifest Destiny

False notions of white superiority

Human trafficking along the Middle Passage

The Triangular Trade becoming a Black hole of death

Slave ships sailing along…

By love I mean reads, claps and comments please

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Before I ask anyone to read, clap, and comment on any of my work, I feel obligated to explain why I’m making such a request. Of course it’s because I would like the reads, claps, and comments, but it’s really because I’m exhausted.

My new job is keeping me extremely…

Writing Community + WEOC Perspective

Some people are just salty. Let it go and move on.

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In usual fashion, whenever a big contest of significant monetary prizes is involed, the haters come out of the woodwork as soon as the winners are announced. The recent Medium Writers Challenge is no exception. I have been reading the comments on social media and many people are simply salty.

A re-interpretation of the creation story

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The beginning

In the beginning, I created the heavens and the earth. Of the billions of galaxies I created, the earth was most precious to me. Although it was formless and empty, with darkness over the surface of the deep, my Spirit was always present, hovering over the earth’s waters. My desire…

How social media exposes their truth

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I previously published an article entitled “White People, It’s Time to Stop the Performative Allyship.” In it, I call for an end to various methods that are celebrated by white people as allyship but are recognized by Black people as being nothing more than performative. These would include the self-congratulatory…

The trauma of being Black in America

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What do you do when your spirit is broken

Because you’re “sick & tired of being sick & tired”

When your mind and body ache from a pain

Buried deep within your soul

When your heart is shattered into tiny little pieces

And is no longer capable of healing


It’s all about “dominion”

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In a 1967 article entitled “The Historical Roots of Our Ecologic Crisis” by author Lynn White, he argues that “Christianity bears a huge burden of guilt for the ecologic crisis.” …

Why I became an anti-racism writer

L.A. Justice at Millions March NYC Protest 2014 (use of photo is strictly prohibited)

He is instructed not to get out of his SUV or approach the person. Zimmerman disregards the instructions. Moments later, neighbors report hearing gunfire. Zimmerman acknowledges that he shot Martin, claiming it was in self-defense.¹

It was February 26, 2012 when the nation learned of the ruthless murder of Trayvon…

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Please handle with care

You are appreciated, you are valued, and you are loved

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Beautiful Black Queens

You are the earth, the moon, and the stars

You are the mother of humanity

The sister of tranquility

And the daughter of creation

Cultured, classy, and cool

Your blackness is entwined with your magnificence

The universe breathes in your essence

And saturates its spaces with your…

L.A. Justice

Social Justice Organizer & Activist | Theologian | Author | Educator | Previously a Biochemist | Member of #WEOC | A Top Writer in Racism and BlackLivesMatter

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