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Day in the Life: Stacey Abrams, Voting Rights Activist

Serene Issa Activist, Politician

Day in the Life: Stacey Abrams Written by Serene Issa, Owaves Community Developer On January 20, 2021, President Joe Biden and Vice President Kamala Harris were sworn in as the 46th President and Vice President of the United States of America. For many across the country, this inauguration was a sigh of relief. This day marked a time in which many groups …

Day in the Life: Ruth Bader Ginsburg

Owaves Team Lawyer, Supreme Court Justice

Day in the Life: Ruth Bader Ginsburg “Order, order in the court.” This nation will never hear Ruth Bader Ginsburg (RBG) say these very words again. Nonetheless, her spirit will motivate us all to fight for justice and equality. In her career and lifetime, she broke down several barriers and opened doors for many minorities like herself. Even till the day she …

Day in the Life: Chadwick Boseman

Owaves Team Activist, Actor

Day in the Life: Chadwick Boseman On August 28, 2020, Chadwick Boseman breathed his last breath after a four-year-long battle with colon cancer. To many Marvel fans like me, he was the Black Panther. His character represented a civilization that found a balance between technology and humanity in order to create peace. Beyond Black Panther, he played incredible roles in movies like …

Day in the Life: Martin Luther King Jr.

Owaves Team Activist

Day in the Life: Martin Luther King Jr. When I visited Atlanta, Georgia, the first thing I wanted to do was visit the landmarks associated with the Civil Rights Movement and Martin Luther King Jr. I went to the Ebenezer Baptist Church where Dr. King was a pastor for several years. Walking in, it felt incredible to know that several important meetings …

Day in the Life: Angela Davis

Owaves Team Activist, Professor

Day in the Life: Angela Davis Born and raised in Birmingham, Alabama, Angela Davis was exposed to the brutalities associated with racism at a young age. She herself recollects how every day there was a threat to the Black lives in her community: “So many bombings took place in the neighborhood where I grew up… that it came to be called ‘Dynamite …

Day in the Life: Colin Kaepernick

Owaves Team Activist, Football Player

Day in the Life: Colin Kaepernick I remember the time when media outlets were flooded with news about Colin Kaepernick and his sit down during the national anthem. To me, it seemed reasonable for him to do what he did. Oftentimes, in high school, I sat down when people were reciting the pledge of allegiance. It just seemed ridiculous to pledge allegiance …

Day in the Life: John Lewis

Owaves Team Activist, Author

Day in the Life: John Lewis I remember walking into the church in Atlanta, Georgia where Martin Luther King Jr. preached his messages of equality and empowerment. MLK Jr. was supported by several activists and leaders in the Black community. One of these activists was the incredibly inspiring John Lewis. Much to our dismay, John Lewis passed away on July 17, 2020 …

Day in the Life: Nelson Mandela

Owaves Team Activist, Lawyer

Day in the Life: Nelson Mandela “Madiba!” That is what the people lovingly called Nelson Mandela. The human rights violations and the discriminatory policies of the Apartheid in South Africa compelled many, including Mandela, to fight. Most people outside of South Africa are unaware of Apartheid; this form of institutionalized racial segregation existed from 1948 to the early 1990s. Mandela, as a …

Day in the Life: Rosa Parks

Owaves Team Activist

Day in the Life: Rosa Parks   I remember first learning about Rosa Parks in elementary school. When I heard how she defied the status quo by staying put in her seat on the bus that day in 1955, I was empowered by her fearlessness. Through time, it made sense that more than fearlessness, it was fatigue. She was tired of being …