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All of our work at The Lighthouse | Black Girl Projects centers achieving ‘responsible freedom,’ one of seven programmatic principles. On these principles, we are able to foster community, our autonomy and a continuous sense of self-evaluation. Doing so is the first step in how we overcome.   Abstract White supremacy is a ubiquitous ideology...
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I knew from the first day I entered  Greenville-Weston High School I didn’t want to be a classroom teacher for the rest of my life. This wasn’t a negative thought that accompanied first-day jitters. I’d wanted to be a teacher for years. The feeling crept in, settled down and embedded itself into my being when...
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“I don’t have time for this,” I say to myself. I say this about half a dozen times a day, and it’s probably the truest statement I’ve ever said. I’m a college student currently on a gap semester working as a barista, nanny, running coach, and I volunteer on the weekends at my local hospital....
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I’ve been back in Jackson, Mississippi, for nearly six months, and if I had a dollar for every time someone’s asked me why I moved back with a face full of disgust, my light bill would be paid for the next month. And you know what? I don’t blame them. Our local social media feeds...
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