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Black Women Cannot Redeem America

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Black Women Cannot Redeem America


The day that Beyoncé’s most recent album Cowboy Carter was released, Vice President Kamala Harris sent a congratulatory tweet to the singer. “Thank you for reminding us to never feel confined to other people’s perspective of what our lane is,” Harris wrote from the official VP account on X (formerly Twitter). Here we have a snapshot of a world that maybe even a decade ago would’ve felt improper to envision. A Black woman occupying the second highest of the land, publicly communing with the most powerful Black woman in entertainment. 

It’s the kind of interaction that would’ve been charming, say, a decade ago. An obvious attempt at trying to return us to a sociopolitical era that has long lost its luster. A politician showing off their pop culture prowess and their ability to relate with their young constituents of color feels very of the Obama era. Now, however, one can only think about the atrocities being carried out by an administration…

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I am a future butterfly at the stage of growth when I am turning into an adult. I am enclosed in a hard case shell formed by love, family, and friends. It is the hardest stage of becoming a black butterfly. You will encounter many hardships only to come out stronger and better than what you went in. At this stage, you are finding out who you truly are and how to love yourself.

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