A&E / November 18, 2020 ‘Blackfishing’: The New Blackface?

By Jade Whaley   In the midst of increased racial tensions in the U.S., a new kind of cultural appropriation has emerged, which some have dubbed “Blackfishing.” Cultural appropriation, the idea of members of one culture adopting elements of another culture, is a hot topic on social media. The term Blackfishing is used to describe an...

Police Reform / November 16, 2020 Would increased police training save black lives?

By Ravyn Hardwick George Floyd, an unarmed Black man, was seen by millions in video footage gasping, “I can’t breathe” while a white police officer kneeled on his neck until he died. In death, he joined a growing litany of names: Trayvon Martin, Breonna Taylor, Atatiana Jefferson, Philando Castille, Eric Garner, and Tamir Rice, just...

Immigration / November 12, 2020 The Africans Among Them

By Jaylin Ward The woman who said a doctor at an immigrant detention center removed one of her fallopian tubes without her consent doesn’t quite fit the Trump administration’s suggested image of a desperate illegal alien sneaking across the border from Mexico. She is 30 years old, has a 12-year-old American-born daughter, and has lived in...

‘Blackfishing’: The New Blackface?
A&E

‘Blackfishing’: The New Blackface?

By Jade Whaley   In the midst of increased racial tensions in the U.S., a new kind of cultural appropriation has emerged, which some have dubbed “Blackfishing.” Cultural appropriation, the idea of members of one culture adopting elements of another culture, is a hot topic on social media. The term Blackfishing is used to describe an…

Would increased police training save black lives?
Police Reform

Would increased police training save black lives?

By Ravyn Hardwick George Floyd, an unarmed Black man, was seen by millions in video footage gasping, “I can’t breathe” while a white police officer kneeled on his neck until he died. In death, he joined a growing litany of names: Trayvon Martin, Breonna Taylor, Atatiana Jefferson, Philando Castille, Eric Garner, and Tamir Rice, just…

The Africans Among Them
Immigration

The Africans Among Them

By Jaylin Ward The woman who said a doctor at an immigrant detention center removed one of her fallopian tubes without her consent doesn’t quite fit the Trump administration’s suggested image of a desperate illegal alien sneaking across the border from Mexico. She is 30 years old, has a 12-year-old American-born daughter, and has lived in…

Does Social Media Activism Take a Mental Toll?
Health

Does Social Media Activism Take a Mental Toll?

By Kayla-Ajanae Archer-Buckley Social media has become a key component of activism in the last few years. Movements are easily able to gain traction with the use of hashtags. Popular platforms like Twitter also make it easier to spread information through infographics, circulate crowdfunding pages and share other resources. On its 10-year anniversary in 2016,…

Voter Suppression: An Ongoing Battle in 2020
Election 2020

Voter Suppression: An Ongoing Battle in 2020

By Jalen Whitehead  In the 2020 presidential race, voter suppression has become a hot topic, especially in the Black community. But is voter suppression real and if so, what steps are being taken to fight it? Voter suppression is defined as any effort, legal or illegal, by way of laws, administrative news, and/or tactics that…

High Anxiety
Election 2020, Opinion

High Anxiety

Voters Around the Nation Express Unease as the Clock Winds Down As voter turnout records were being broken in state after state, Howard University journalism students took the pulse of voters around the country. We asked people how they are feeling on this Election Day 2020, one unlike any other in the history of America….

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