Black Liberation Blueprint
The voices that made it possible.
In order of appearance:
Merrill Robinson Jr.
"Charging Into the Future"
Joy B. Songeur "In Response to Reality"
"Freedom Ain't Free"
"Party Loyal for What?"
Ashleigh Rae Staton
Grow Greater Englewood
Victoria Stewart "Centering Piece"
"Our Desire for Quality Public Schools:
Part 1 Defining a Quality School"
"All You Need is One"
Kayla Brown "Insubordination"
"A Symbol of Black Excellence"
Dr. James Woodard
Mike Strode "Change Everything"
Black, the Creator
"Place of Illusionment"
The National Black Agenda Consortium
"The National Black Agenda"
"to my daughter, not yet conceived"
"Consort of the Spirits"
Les James "WHY BLACK WOMEN WRITE HORROR STORIES"
"1 of 4 Women"
Matthew R. Manning
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BlackRoots Alliance was responsible for the framing of The Blueprint through their 5 Pillars of Black Liberation, and was a major contributor to all editorial and operational processes.
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