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Arts + Culture

The Black Met Gala

✨ Everything that Black people wore at the 2021 Met Gala. ✨

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Arts + Culture

Black Girls Are on the Verge of Being Extinct in TV

It seems as if Black girls no longer exist the way Hollywood fails to give us spaces. It seems as if they are going out of their way to make sure we aren’t represented. Why does Netflix’s entire teen drama catalog consist of the same blueprint: white leads, a dark skin Black boy, and then […]

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Personal Essay + Poetry

High School Musical: But make it black

  I remember watching Disney Channel when I was younger and building my perception of high school from there…everyone was separated into groups: the jocks and cheerleaders, the nerds, the artists, etc. People would get shoved into lockers and there was always that one bully who would come and try to steal your lunch money. I […]

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Personal Essay + Poetry

The Ballad of a Black Girl & Her Friends

A black girl with black friends in the suburbs Have you ever heard a tale so sweet? What divine hand of fate permitted it so That these black girls could all meet? —t’was as rare as a comet passing She met a black girl who was idealistic yet grounded And one who liked to keep […]

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Recurring Devastation

The Parallels Between Katrina and Ida Kassidy Charles *At the bottom of this article are links to learn more about the hurricane’s aftermath and how to help individually or with organizations to provide relief and aid.* On August 29th, the 16th anniversary of Hurricane Katrina to the very day, Hurricane Ida landed in Louisiana beginning its […]

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Restoring the Mental Health of the Black family.

I love learning who people were before their entrance into adulthood, hearing the stories that tether them to their childhoods, and introduce you into their world. I often wonder how our worlds may differ. About two years ago, I asked my grandmother about her parents and their relationship with her siblings. What she told me […]

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Lifestyle

A Cup A Day

It began while visiting Grandma’s house. Each morning we would sit in her big window outlooking the street. There we would slowly sip our heavily creamed and sugared coffee.      That was back in 2010. Now a cup of coffee a day is a habit I’ve had no reason to break. Honestly, it’s a treasured […]

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Lifestyle

not us being the blueprint | WBWAST

TW: mental health disorders, body dysmorphia, racial trauma Welcome to the first addition (of many) of “Why Black Women Are So Tired”! It’s great to have you, friend. Before we start, how are you? Are you okay? How’s your heart? The topics we’ll get into are ~infuriating~, so I hope you’re in the right mental […]

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Arts + Culture

The New Age of Rock and Metal

Black people are expected to stick to certain boxes when it comes to music: either R&B or rap and hip-hop. Other genres such as pop, alternative, and rock are seen as foreign. Black people who preferred rock or metal music instead of what was mainstream were, and still are seen as unusual and are bullied […]

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History + Education

The Erasure of Slavery in American History.

Growing up, I loved to imagine myself in alternate timelines. I was fascinated by the thought of other worlds merging into one—centuries of human beings adapting to new habitats while exploring the range of the human intellect. Our forefathers explored the world, from the deepest oceans to the tiniest cities. But we must hold ourselves […]