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

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