It’s Deeper than the Bonnet: The Debate Surrounding Black Women And Their Bonnets

Actress Mo-Nique went viral last month after she took to Instagram to shame Black women out of wearing bonnets and pajamas out in public. Now from how it seems, the conversation regarding whether hair bonnets should be worn in public has been an ongoing topic of debate everywhere. In the five-minute-long video the actress recalled… Read More It’s Deeper than the Bonnet: The Debate Surrounding Black Women And Their Bonnets

Opinion: Florida’s New Critical Race Theory Ban Debate and its Effect on Our Nation

The Florida State Board of Education voted on Thursday to ban public schools from teaching critical race theory. The push was led by Gov. Ron DeSantis as a way to prevent history that would “denigrate the Founding Fathers” from being taught in state classrooms. DeSantis also said he wanted  to prevent instructors from “teaching kids… Read More Opinion: Florida’s New Critical Race Theory Ban Debate and its Effect on Our Nation

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