Ajah Hales

If you start practicing now, you can probably eliminate these words from your vocabulary by Black History Month

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SStatistically speaking, about 75% of White people don’t even have a Black friend, but on the off chance that you are one of the White people who do, I have a message for you from your (one) Black friend: Do better.

In her New York Times bestselling book White Fragility…


It was always going to end this way

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Snitches get riches in Texas nowadays. The Lone Star state’s new anti-reproductive freedom act empowers friends, neighbors and co-workers to sue anyone that “induces…aids or abets the performance or inducement of an abortion.”

The actual person receiving the abortion can’t be sued. But the doctor who performed it, the would-be…

Race In America

You can’t solve a problem you can’t see.

Blonde white womxn uses her own french braids to cover her eyes
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Nikole Hannah Jones is already spitting fire — and I haven’t had my first cup of coffee. The Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist and creator of The 1619 Project took to the interwebs to explain how colorblindness has been historically weaponized for the benefit of white supremacy.

Not all heroes wear capes.


Harry Clay Smith’s legacy lives on in Cleveland

Front page of Cleveland Gazette from Saturday, April 6, 1901
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On August 25, 1883, Harry Clay Smith, John F. Lightfoot, John Holmes, and James H. Jackson started a Negro newspaper called the Cleveland Gazette. It became one of the longest-running Black papers in the United States.

Within five years, Harry C. Smith bought out all of his partners, becoming the…

Ajah Hales

World Changer. Social Thinker. Business Owner. #WEOC

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