Black Voices

Lauren Ingram

Dear Mainstream,

MiC Contributor

Dear Professor A,


Dear Black People at the University of Michigan,


The global chain of movements driven organically by the people give me hope. As many systematic, institutional and legal structures thwart any attempts of equality, we shall overcome.


I am not pigmentally challenged

I bleed in color

Dream vivid dreams

And leap from slumber

Singing songs that make the rainbow

Quiver at dusk


We laugh in yellow

Amplify: Louder Illustration

This was the response I received just minutes after tweeting that I would be attending a national solidarity event, aimed at ending racial injustices on college campuses, hosted by the Black Liberation Collective.

Kristin Swope, MiC Contributor

I will be completely honest in saying that this is one of the hardest things I’ve had to write — mainly because I know that, as my mother, you are my biggest supporter and encourager. I can always count on you to be my number one fan — except when it comes to my natural curls.