Celebrating Pride Month

Happy #WakeUpWednesday day and happy #pridemonth! Today, we want to share some education resources for you and your loved ones to learn about the origins of Pride Month. The goal of our page is to enlighten our readers about our communities’ histories and present day issues by providing open, honest, and thorough education. The article…

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Meet Sachi!

Hi y’all! It’s Sachi, the social media intern for JRF! I’d like to take a second to introduce myself and let y’all know who’s behind some of these posts!  I was born and raised in Putnam County, Georgia, which is a tiny, rural, conservative area (read: many cows) about an hour south of Athens. Growing…

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100th Anniversary of the Tulsa Massacre

It’s time for another installment of #WakeUpWednesday! Today, two days after the 100th anniversary of the Tulsa Massacre, we’d like to take a moment to remember those whose lives were taken. If you’d like to read more about this massacre specifically, take a look at the post from December 16th, 2020. Instead of revisiting this…

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Suffrage Saturday: Maude Craig

It’s #SuffrageSaturday! Today, we want to introduce you to Maude Craig (pictured left). Craig was born in Austin, Texas in February 1880. She attended Prairie View State Normal and Industrial College, and she taught as a public school teacher for her entire life. Alongside being a teacher, Craig had a passion for activism. She helped…

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Remembering George Floyd

It’s Wednesday, so y’all know what that means – another installment of #WakeUpWednesday. We’d like to take today’s post to remember George Floyd, who was murdered one year ago yesterday and whose death sparked a national uprising and global reckoning. While Floyd was not the first and certainly not the last Black man to have…

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Suffrage Saturday: Sarah Massey Overton

Happy #SuffrageSaturday, folks! Today, we’d like you to meet another phenomenal suffrage activist, Sarah Massey Overton! Overton was born in Massachusetts, and she moved to California as a young girl. They joined a budding Black community in San Jose, and there she joined the Phoenixonian Institute and learned to read, write, and play music. It…

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Breaking Up With Your Favorite Racist Childhood Classic Books

It’s time for another installment of #WakeUpWednesday! Today, we’d like to share an article entitled “Breaking up with your favorite racist childhood classic books”. The author of this article dives into why critiquing childhood favorites and rethinking our previously-held understanding of children’s literature is an act of love and healing. Philip Nel, the major contributor…

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Guide to Combating Anti-Asian Racism

Hi y’all! It’s #WakeUpWednesday, so today, we’d like to share a guide about combatting Asian American racism. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic and anti-Asian sentiment spreading rapidly in the United States, attacks to Asian Americans have increased dramatically. Combating such violence begins with you! This guide dives deeply into how parents, educators, friends, partners, and…

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Property Ownership & Housing Discrimination

It’s #WakeUpWednesday, y’all! Today, we’re talking about another systemic issue that disproportionately impacts Black people in America: housing discrimination. The article linked below starts off with a really good point: to talk about housing discrimination is to talk about property ownership, but what does that look like in a country that, from its inception, considered…

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Combatting Anti-Asian Crime

Happy #WakeUpWednesday and happy late #LunarNewYear! The Lunar New Year, which fell on February 12th this year, is celebrated by many East Asian Americans, and it signifies the first new moon of the lunisolar calendar! It’s supposed to be a joyous time, but unfortunately due to COVID-19 and the racism wrapped up with it, many…

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