Behind the Stigma of Mental Health in the Black Community

Trailblazing pioneers like Martin Luther King and George Washington Carver, to modern day heroes like Anita Hill have made enormous contributions to the fight for social, racial, and economic justice. Despite these efforts, true justice among the black community will remain incomplete until mental health disparities among the community are addressed. In fact, according to… Read More Behind the Stigma of Mental Health in the Black Community

Hip-Hop Panel brings culture into the classroom

Just days after rapstress Megan Thee Stallion earned Grammy awards for Best Rap Song, Best Rap Performance, and Best New Artist, over 50 attendees logged into Zoom to talk about the effects of bringing Hip-Hop culture and music into the classroom. Part of the School of Multimedia and Communication Studies’ Critical Conversation series, “If You… Read More Hip-Hop Panel brings culture into the classroom

Monarchy Does Not Have to Validate Our Humanity

For years, it has been a staple in conscious circles to greet or express ethnic solidarity with members of the Black community with the titles “king” or “queen.” While the sentiment behind these titles of uplift is well-intentioned, I posit that monarchy need not validate the humanity of Black people. The origin of this practice… Read More Monarchy Does Not Have to Validate Our Humanity

Derek Chauvin’s Murder Trial to start in March

Minneapolis police officer, Derek Chauvin,  charged with killing George Floyd will soon go on trial this month. Charged with second-degree unintentional murder, third-degree murder and second-degree manslaughter, Chauvin is being held on $1.25 million bail. The 44-year-old knelt on Floyd’s neck for 8 minutes and 46 seconds as Floyd, handcuffed and stomach-down on the ground,… Read More Derek Chauvin’s Murder Trial to start in March