Black Lives Matter: Google It.

Black Lives Matter Doodle Google Akilah Johnson DC Blaque Coffee Blog

Because art is supposed to make you feel.

I’m sure if you’re reading this article then you’ve seen the piece already on Google’s site today. I saw it from the Google app on my phone during my morning commute and casually thought, wow, that’s dope. I made a mental note to investigate further when I was logged onto my laptop and see where the design came from. Moving on with my the piece began to slip my mind.

Fast forward 7 hours later.

Being the procrastinator that I am, once returning home from work and logging on my computer to start homework, I instead began viewing today’s doodle even more closely. The detail in the design and the different symbols once again grabbed my attention. Subsequently, I clicked the artwork and read an inspiring article about a young, Black, girl, from D.C. who created the piece. She won a national contest with over 100,000 applicants from all over the 53 different U.S. states/territories. I was shocked.

Needless to say, her story inspired me, only a sophomore in high school yet wise beyond her years. I couldn’t help but share. You go Akilah. You Go.

Be strong. Be haute. Be you.

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