Having to write this at all is frustrating to say the least. But, heterosexual sex is not the only kind of sex. Not only that, it isn’t a tool that should be leveraged to secure anyone’s civil rights. And, even though actress, singer, producer, and Black girl from the future Janelle Monáe recently suggested otherwise in her 2017 Fresh Faces interview with Marie Claire, “respecting the vagina” is not synonymous with respecting women or our rights.
Dr. Willie Parker has been a devout Christian for his entire life. He would even walk from door-to-door and spread the word when he was only a teenager growing up in the Deep South. He later became a doctor specializing in obstetrics after attending Berea College, Harvard and the University of Iowa. For the first half of his medical career, Parker refused to provide abortions to patients and referred them to other physicians who would. However, in 2002, his stance changed drastically.
United Airlines is caught up in a whirlwind of controversy after a video shows how security officers forced a passenger off of a flight.
Not everyone has a passion for literature or a knowledge of coding. But, combining those with an interest in representation might result in something spectacular. For example, Dartmouth College student Kaya Thomas created new phone app called We Read Too. She saw a need for readers to find books written by diverse authors about diverse characters. Then, she fulfilled it herself.
President Donald Trump has been infatuated with both Russia and its leadership for over a year now. Based on recent news stories, it appears that his affections weren’t one-sided. They may have helped him win the election. However, as many predicted, this illicit relationship has now put Trump, and the United States, in an awkward position especially where it concerns Syria.
As a mayor, Rahm Emanuel is often criticized for his approach to solving Chicago’s problems. His proposal on increasing CPS graduation rates was no different.
The plan in question calls for CPS students to not be allowed to graduate until they offer some evidence that their next step in life is planned out. This evidence would come in the form of a college acceptance letter, a job offer or even acceptance into the military.
In July 2016, Charles Kinsey was shot by a North Miami police officer while laying on the ground with his hands raised. The officer who shot him claimed that he couldn’t tell if the autistic patient Kinsey was sitting next to was armed or simply holding a toy truck, which was the case.
Getting accepted into an Ivy League institution is a dream most high school seniors won’t experience. When it does happen, it’s something worth celebrating. Imagine the feeling of elation that came when a teenager from New Jersey was accepted to not only one, but all eight Ivy League schools.