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Dehumanization, Criminalization, & Punishment of Black Children

Online Reading  Get Out!: Black Male Suspensions in California Public Schools (Wood, Harris III, & Howard, 2018) - Report on School Discipline Black Girls Matter: Pushed-Out, Overpoliced, and Underprotected (Crenshaw, Ocen, & Nanda, 2015) - Report on School Discipline The Essence of Innocence: Consequences of Dehumanizing Black Children (Goff et al., 2014) - Academic Journal Article Discipline Disparities for Black Students, Boys, and Students with Disabilities (U.S. Government Accountability Office, 2018) Youtube Videos Black Minds Matter: Addressing Disproportionate Suspensions of Black Children and Youth (2021) Pushout: A Discussion about the Criminalization of Black Girls in Schools (Morris, 2016) Race, Revolution, and the Struggle for Quality Education (Stovall, 2015) Antiblackness and Black Futurity in Research on Urban Communities and Schooling (Dumas, 2015)  Challenging...

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African-American Maternal Health, Birth Work, and Doulas

Research & Data African-American mothers’ persistent excessive maternal death rates Black Women's Maternal Health: A Multifaceted Approach to Addressing Persistent and Dire Health Disparities  Racial/Ethnic Disparities in Pregnancy-Related Deaths — United States, 2007–2016 Breastfeeding Indicators, Rates, Disparities, and Improvements Breastfeeding Disparities in African American Women Top Five Reasons We Need A Black Breastfeeding Week Who, What, Why: Why do African-American women breastfeed less? Breastfeeding Disparities in African American Women Your Guide to Breastfeeding for African American Women Instagram Accounts to Follow - Practitioners, Organizations, & Resources  @blackdoulaproject @nationalblackdoulas @blackwomenbirthing @blackwomenshealth @blackmidwivesalliance @blacksistersmidwifery @blackbirthworkersrock @blackwomenbirthing @birthbygrace @natalstories @iamksealsallers - Black Breastfeeding Week & @theirthapp Founder @devoncharise - Doula - Los Angeles, CA @t3doulaservices - Atlanta, GA @giftedhandsmidwifery - Central & North,...

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Support & Donate to Black Organizations, Initiatives, & Media

Please support & donate as regularly as possible to any of the following:  General Organizations  All African People's Revolutionary Party Black Alliance for Peace  African National Women's Organization The Uhuru Movement - African People's Socialist Party Racial Justice Now New Era Detroit Nation of Islam California-Based Organizations  Afrikan Black Coalition  Youth Justice Coalition JusticeLA Coalition UCLA Ralph J. Bunche Center for African American Studies Los Angeles Black Worker Center National Bail Fund Network Los Angeles Community Action Network Community Coalition South Los Angeles  Independent Black Media Websites Black Agenda Report Hood Communist The Final Call  I Mix What I Like  African American Intellectual History Society Youtube Accounts  Afrikan Black Coalition Black Agenda Report Presents: The Left Lens  The Burning Spear...

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Performative Activism

NOTE: This message is for all, with an emphasis on non-Black people. Here at Your Neighborhood Scholar, the freedom and liberation of Black people is a serious matter. We do not condone nor wish for people to wear our merchandise in moments of performative activism.  For Your Neighborhood Scholar, performative activism refers to people using radical/revolutionary moments, imagery, historical figures, quotes, and art forms to gain personal clout, praise and recognition in real life or on social media platforms. This performance of activism is common, as opposed to people committing their life/energy/resources to the liberation of Black people by actively organizing and fighting against systems of oppression that limit freedom and result in Black people not having access to housing,...

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History of African-American Armed Resistance, Firearm Safety/Operation Education & Resource Guide

History of African-American Armed Resistance, Firearm Safety/Operation Education & Resource Guide Youtube Presentations  Deacons for Defense (19 min.) - History and interviews with actual organizational members Jerry Martin - Member of Deacons for Defense - This is a full interview with Jerry Martin who was a member of the organization. Great primary source of information. (1.5 hrs.) This Nonviolent Stuff'll Get You Killed: How Guns Made the Civil Rights Movement Possible - Author Charles Cobb discusses his book This Nonviolent Stuff'll Get You Killed (1 hr. 36 min.) We Will Shoot Back: Armed Resistance in the Mississippi Freedom Movement - Author Dr. Akinyele Umoja speaks on his book We Will Shoot Back (50 min. - Starts at 7:00) Online Articles “Guns Kept...

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