Category: Columns

Genocide Has a Holiday

While we are a proud country and can enjoy many benefits that billions of people cannot, we need to remember how this country was founded.

Remember Who You Are

Since PWIs have a low population of Blacks, Black students are pushed to a crowd where they are forced to maneuver their way into an unusual world.

A One Hit Wonder vs. A Legend

From their great service to their delicious and healthy tasting food, Chick-fil-a has been the one to beat — especially with their chicken sandwiches. But it looks like a challenge is underway as a well known fried chicken franchise has come out with their own spicy chicken sandwich.

The World is Yours

Given its ever-increasing popularity, many students have begun to take college for granted; however, we should all view our college experience as incredibly seminal moments in our lives. Not only does it give us the opportunity to take agency over our futures, but it also gives students the chance to connect with themselves in ways which might otherwise be unavailable. 

“Born a Crime”: The Full Book Review

In the book, Noah contextualizes his experiences and upbringing within wider societal changes happening in South Africa. Now this book is not offering a deep dive in the wider socio-political workings of South African society, merely, Trevor Noah is grounding his narrative within the wider narrative of South Africa.

Reparations should not be our Litmus Test

One of the most surprising features of this election cycle thus far has been the unexpected amount of interest in the reparation platform for candidates running in the Democratic primary. Popularized by many members of the black media like Ta-Nehisi Coates and “The Breakfast Club”, reparations have become a hot-button issue that just about every candidate in the race has opined on. While I do wish that more politicians would get behind the idea of reparations as a means to remedy the damage caused by 200 years of chattel slavery, I do not think that reparations should be the hill that progressives die on.

The Impact of ‘Us’ on the Film Industry

For quite some time, there has been a myth in Hollywood that black films won’t gross enough money. It’s believed that films with predominantly black casts will underperform in the box office. “Us” is just one of many examples that debunks this myth.

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