Politics

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

Why I Can’t, and Won’t, Trust You

  A little over a month ago, I resigned from a job that would have killed me. It would have been slow. It would have taken...

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...

#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...

Not Trump’s America: What We Can Do

Following the results of the election, I found myself living in extremes. At 100%, I hadn’t even gotten out of bed before I was...

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...

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....

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...