Shirley Carswell

Blackface in the Spotlight, Again
Enduring Myths, News

Blackface in the Spotlight, Again

By Tai Spears A recent series of scandals, and the backlash and public scrutiny that follow, has brought the issue of “blackface” to the forefront. Although it has become a trending topic of controversy, the use of blackface is nothing new in American culture. Its reemergence in the news, however, has reminded many of the…

Valentine’s Day Is A Holiday Retailers Can Love
For the Record

Valentine’s Day Is A Holiday Retailers Can Love

By Zadriuna Bridges Valentine’s Day, Feb. 14, has become the day for love and all things that represent it. We spend our time planning the best dates and gifts, hoping to give our Valentine a perfect day. But how much did that perfect day cost us this year? According to Business Insider, $20.7 billion is…

Josephine Baker: The Original Queen B
A&E, Black History Month

Josephine Baker: The Original Queen B

By Sydney Stallworth You’ll be hard pressed to find anyone today who isn’t a fan of mega-star Beyonce. She is described as a musical genius, the best dancer in Hollywood, and the ultimate triple threat. But if you’re a fan of Queen Bey, you need to know the OG queen of performance. A woman who…

Claudette Colvin: Teen Paved the Way in Integrating Buses
Black History Month, For the Record

Claudette Colvin: Teen Paved the Way in Integrating Buses

February commemorates the annual celebration of Black History Month, which highlights the important contributions by people of African descent. Each year, however, we discover that there are many more black individuals and groups that significantly contributed to today’s world, yet remain unacknowledged in today’s history lessons. Black people have made (and continue to make) considerable…

Gladys Bentley: Testing the Limits in Entertainment
A&E, Black History Month, Music

Gladys Bentley: Testing the Limits in Entertainment

February commemorates the annual celebration of Black History Month, which highlights the important contributions by people of African descent. Each year, however, we discover that there are many more black individuals and groups that significantly contributed to today’s world, yet remain unacknowledged in today’s history lessons. Black people have made (and continue to make) considerable…

Dr. Vivien T. Thomas: Uncharted Black Medical Professional
Black History Month, Health

Dr. Vivien T. Thomas: Uncharted Black Medical Professional

February commemorates the annual celebration of Black History Month, which highlights the important contributions by people of African descent. Each year, however, we discover that there are many more black individuals and groups that significantly contributed to today’s world, yet remain unacknowledged in today’s history lessons. Black people have made (and continue to make) considerable…

For the Record

2 Years In, Trump’s Promises on Immigration Are Mostly Unfilled

By Kamilah Tom In the closing days of the midterm campaign, President Trump promised to make it no longer possible for children whose parents are not citizens of the United States to be citizens themselves just because they were born here. “We’re the only country in the world where a person comes in, has a…

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