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Higher Education and the African American Experience

Black Lives (Always) Matter

December 22nd, 2014 by Ajuan Mance

At this watershed moment in the national and international conversation on race, it is absolutely critical for me to state clearly and unequivocally that, for those of us who research and write about the Black past, the entire reason we do what we do is because BLACK LIVES MATTER.

The belief fundamental truth that gets us up and out of bed every morning, that gets us through those long days spent combing through archives and databases, that keeps us seated at the keyboard through weeks of writing and editing, and that drives our passion as classroom teachers, community activists, bloggers, and journalists can be stated as simply as this:

BLACK LIVES MATTER

And Black is still beautiful.

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  1. Stephen Bess

    Yes, I’m still continuing to process it all. Perhaps I will write my thoughts about the B’more riots soon. Unless, of course, there will be more riots. Then, there will be even more to process.

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