Politics

Left, right, moderate, extreme, this section is devoted to the challenges that we face in refining and solidifying our political beliefs.

On Young, Black Motherhood

Three years ago, I graduated from college with a Bachelor’s degree in Africana Studies and Psychology. I’d written critical analyses of COINTELPRO and J....

#BlackLivesMatter: On Race, On Donald Trump, and Why Your Vote Matters...

Imagine that your best friend, a person whom you’ve known since Mrs. Jones’ pre-school class and with whom you have eaten more than one...

The Day the Music Died

I’m going to be honest—more honest than most people would advise; after all this is the Internet, and anything I say here will last...

When I Was Color-Blind

Race is something we are taught to overlook. On a planet with varying pallets of vibrant color, it is taboo to discuss shades. It’s...

How to Be a Politically Open Twenty-Something

Politics. It’s an election year and it’s an even hotter button topic than usual. When we’re young we all absorb some amount of our...

An Open Letter to Dr. Maya Angelou

Dear Dr. Angelou, Today you rest in paradise, and my feelings, dare I say it, are extremely selfish. I know you are at ease, enlightening...

I Am Because We Are

  I am because we are. I am because of those that came before me. I was born free, from a free and proud people....