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Black History Today: Baionne Coleman

by Marcus Harden

(Black History Today is published in collaboration with Rise Up for Students.)

“My silences had not protected me. Your silence will not protect you. But for every real word spoken, for every attempt I had ever made to speak those truths for which I am still seeking, I had made contact with other women while we examined the words to fit a world in which we all believed, bridging our differences.”

― Audre Lorde, “The Cancer Journals

The courage you see in others is inspiring. Their will, their fortitude doesn’t just move you, it transforms you to become better than even you believed yourself to be. When your voice is stolen and worse yet, when you give it away, the person who uses theirs while gently placing their arm around you, becoming a human amplifier to help your voice resonate, demonstrates the highest level of courage.

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