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

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

Do You Know Your History? Black Inventors We Forgot About

As we continue to honor the contributions the Black community has made throughout U.S. history, we cannot discredit some of the most revolutionary inventions made by black inventors over the course of American history. Black inventors are responsible for some of the world’s greatest technological and social advancements today. However, many Black inventors were discredited… Read More Do You Know Your History? Black Inventors We Forgot About

Do You Know Your History? Fashion Trends that Originated from Black Culture

Fashion today is unequivocally pioneered in Black culture. However, the history of Black fashion is complex. Mostly built on colonial racism and the subjugation of Black and brown bodies, fashion industries were well known to whitewash and profit off of Black culture without respectfully acknowledging our history. With the events of 2020 regarding the Black… Read More Do You Know Your History? Fashion Trends that Originated from Black Culture

Do You Know Your History? The History of Black Hair in America

There is a reason why the evolution of black hair and it’s impact on our society speaks volumes about the black experience: Our hair is an integral part of our history. It has a versatile story of tears, self-hatred, rebellion, and self love. Taken to foreign lands and pressured into fitting a certain beauty standard,… Read More Do You Know Your History? The History of Black Hair in America

White Privilege in Plain View at the Capitol

On Jan. 6th, 2021, angry supporters of President Donald Trump stormed the Washington DC Capitol in frustration with Joe Biden’s Electoral College victory. Protesters fought past police forces and breached the house, waving American flags as they marched through the hallways Much was said about the fact that these actions threaten the core of our… Read More White Privilege in Plain View at the Capitol

Amanda Gorman Makes her Mark at Biden’s Inauguration

Amanda Gorman, the nation’s first ever Youth Poet Laureate, recited a powerful poem at the 59th Presidential Inauguration of President Joe Biden and Vice President Kamala Harrison on Wednesday, Jan. 20th, 2021. Gorman, who is 22, is the youngest inaugural poet in United States history.   “It’s amazing…Especially at my age. No one really gets… Read More Amanda Gorman Makes her Mark at Biden’s Inauguration

Disney’s got SOUL

Pixar’s new animated feature, “Soul,” is a beautiful, introspective film about life’s purpose. With its mix of creativity and meaning, it achieves a level of maturity that other Pixar films haven’t quite hit yet. The heartwarming movie was released on Dec. 25th, 2020 which was the perfect time for viewers who were trapped indoors and… Read More Disney’s got SOUL