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“As a sister I say if I want to be loved and I want to be supported then I have to love and support,” she said. “The intersection of being Black and being a woman is where we meet and when we meet we advocate for each other.”

The “Justice or Else” movement also appeared to draw a much younger crowd than the Million Man March of 1995.

“I feel a huge generational responsibility to be here today,” said Angel Dye, a Howard University student. “I think it’s significant that this is happening when we are in our twenties; at the time the original march we were babies.”

As I walked away from the Million Man March and smiled at a beautiful baby girl, I was struck by one undeniable fact: the mass rally for racial justice was clearly more meaningful –and more extraordinary –because so many committed women of color have joined this evolving movement.


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