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Sikivu Hutchinson
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Author, educator, wordsmith
Author, educator, wordsmith

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Redressing the invisibility of Black children in reading, literature and literary inquiry: "Of 3,200 children’s books published in 2013, just 93 were about black people, according to a study by the Cooperative Children’s Book Center at the University of Wisconsin."

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White Nights, Black Paradise the film: "The bible is the thing that brought us...it's what they used to rip us from the rich lands of Africa and put us into chains"

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"Trump’s shock troops, the GOP, and corporate Dems are heirs to Bacon’s Rebellion. Far too often, liberal-progressive whites seeking to forge coalitions based on workers’ rights disingenuously disregard this legacy and their own complicity in white supremacy."

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White juvenile offenders get second, third and fourth chances -- youth of color get convictions, incarceration and no reasonable chance for re-entry to jobs, housing and education when they are released from adult prisons

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"By failing to invest in youth and youth spaces, City and County government aid and abet crime, systematically looting communities of color which bear the burden of anemic to nonexistent recreational, therapeutic and job resources. YJC’s initiative is timely and radical for a city that has a long, pernicious legacy of being a pioneer in state violence for the poor and corporate welfare for the rich."

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High school students from WLP in South L.A. discuss impact of sexual and street harassment on Black girls' lives

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"The phrase “man of faith” resonates with many black audiences. In this instance it’s designed to elicit an unquestioning cultural solidarity that Parker does not deserve."

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"I decided to produce, write and direct a short film treatment of the novel with an all-black crew and predominantly black cast of insanely talented actors out of frustration with the parade of white savior/redeemer/villain representations of Jonestown."
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