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#BlackOutDay tells the world that we don't care that you don't love us anymore, we love us!

Our feeds were blessed with beautiful melanin for another time this year. Gorgeous black women and men loving themselves and loving each other’s different shades and all. I can’t help but feel encouraged by #BlackOutDay. Seeing others like you appreciating features you were taught to hate is encouraging for all ages. Being a black kid in a world that doesn’t love you very much (although loves your culture) isn’t easy and the only way to know that is to be one.

Selfies, candids, photoshoots, group photos, I love them all! Go ahead and glow what God gave you! Nothing can dull the mood, even the poor attempts like #WhiteOut can’t tear us down (seriously though, stop with that mess). As Nina Simone said, “In the whole world you know there are billion boys and girls who are young, gifted and black. And that’s a fact!” (“To Be Young, Gifted and Black”).

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Lalissie Eteffa

Lalissie Eteffa

Editorial Fellow Lalissie Eteffa is a student who will be starting college this fall. Eteffa loves to binge watch shows and movies for hours, but don't worry she actually steps out the house and socializes once in awhile. Her favorite thing to do is to hangout in downtown with her friends. Eteffa also enjoys discussing current events, especially on topics surrounding race and gender. In the future, Eteffa hopes to work for the United Nations and/or continue to be a journalist in the future.

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