Black Lives Matter protest in Portland, Oregon in 2016 (Diego G. Diaz, Shutterstock).
When Shaun King invited me to join The North Star as Editor in Chief, I could hardly contain my excitement. I thought immediately about the historic significance of the original North Star as a tool for liberation and I reflected on the many ways we could build upon this legacy to address the injustices that plague our society today. At a moment when so many media outlets adopt the “both sides” narrative that inevitably provides a space for many to spew hate, The North Star takes an uncompromising stance against injustice.
Like Frederick Douglass and Martin R. Delany, who established The North Star in 1847, we are unapologetic freedom fighters committed to speaking truth to power at a time when truth appears to be a luxury. Even now during Black History Month, our nation’s leaders propagate lies packaged as “truth”—including the…
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