With college growing more expensive by the year, it seems like it is harder and harder to find ways to make money and save for that four-year education that opens up so many doors. However, one student has found a way to do so.
“If it gets to be too much, or if you start feeling like you’re in danger, you call the university and tell them to bring you right back to Chicago.”
I was on the phone with my mother discussing my upcoming study abroad trip to Europe. “I hope they like Black people there”, I joked with a tinge of seriousness. Though I spoke solid French, I deliberately chose to complete my minor in a German-speaking country: Austria. After committing to the program, I caught up with a friend who had recently studied abroad and he shared the rampant racism he both witnessed and experienced in Mexico.
In the age of social media prowess, not only does everyone have an opinion, they have thousands and they have no hesitation when it comes to sharing every single one of them. While free speech and open dialogue is wonderful, a clear drawback to social media culture is an overabundance of thought. But these people are changing that.
In the Democratic primary race, there seems to be a large divide between the older and younger African-Americans. Many black voters under 30 favor Senator Bernie Sanders, while older African-Americans are overwhelmingly and unsurprisingly backing Hillary Clinton.
“Yeah, we saw that. Don’t worry, we got you.”
Did you see when BET put that ad on television after the Billboard Music Awards’ Prince Tribute, which featured Madonna?
Teens, tweens, and millennials, how do you get your news?
Are you looking up New York Times on your phone? Are you buying the Chicago Tribune or the Star-Ledger off of the newsstands when they are hot off the press? It seems, that the old ways of getting news are becoming more and more a thing of the past.
A recent debate generated on Twitter has many Black women assessing the role of colorism in Black feminism, particularly regarding the “faces” of the movement. From Beyoncé to bell hooks and even young Amandla Stenberg, the gravitation towards lighter faces prompts concern over the exclusion of the nuanced experiences of darker-hued women. But as prevalent as color-struck praxis may be in our feminism, to what extent is it an issue in our political representation?
You know who is tired of “slave movies”? Snoop Dogg. He even made a video to complain about them.
Over the weekend – Saturday, to be exact – the Cincinnati Zoo shot and killed a western lowland gorilla after a 4-year-old boy slipped into the animal’s enclosure. The 17-year old, 400-pound gorilla, Harambe carried the boy around its space for about 10 minutes, and the zoo’s dangerous animal response team considered a life-threatening situation.
On Memorial Day (Monday, May 30, 2016), The White House went on a partial lockdown after a woman threw a metal object over the fence.