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A letter to my Governor: Our problem is not Syrian refugees – it’s us.

I wrote this letter as a response to the Governor of my home state of Maryland–Larry Hogan–who requested that federal authorities cease any additional settlements of refugees from Syria in Maryland. — Elsa Lakew Dear Governor Larry Hogan, You don’t … Continue reading

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New Year, Same Message — #BlackLivesMatter

On January 1st 2015, a die-in demonstration took place at Wheaton Mall. The event was entitled #BlackLivesStillMatter for a reason. Personally, I don’t know how many times I have seen the #BlackLivesMatter hashtag. Even though the message and the statement … Continue reading

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