For the Record / October 4, 2019 Impeachment: Just How Does the Process Work?

By Tia Humphries House Speaker Nancy Pelosi has announced an impeachment inquiry against President Donald Trump, but what does that mean and how does the impeachment process work? The impeachment process is a protected right in the Constitution that is essential to holding the U.S. government accountable. As part of the government’s checks and balances,...

Black History Month, For the Record, Health and Beauty / February 27, 2019 When a Hairstyle Is … Freedom

By Sabrina Shanghie What if I told you the trendy cornrow styles of 2019 once served as a gateway to freedom for enslaved African Americans hundreds of years ago? In the past decade, many cultures have embraced the beauty of cornrows, including some who don’t understand the deep history that the style holds. Braids may...

A&E, Black History Month, For the Record, Music / February 27, 2019 Betty Boop: Inspired by a Black Jazz Singer

By T’Keyah Hayes Betty Boop is widely recognized as one of the most notable cartoon characters and one of the first cartoonized American sex symbols. Her vocal trademark, “Boop Oop A Doop,” and her contoured figure in a form-fitting dress traces back to a black woman by the name of Esther Jones. Esther “Baby Esther”...

For the Record / February 22, 2019 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...

Black History Month, For the Record / February 21, 2019 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...

For the Record / February 5, 2019 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...

For the Record

Impeachment: Just How Does the Process Work?
For the Record

Impeachment: Just How Does the Process Work?

By Tia Humphries House Speaker Nancy Pelosi has announced an impeachment inquiry against President Donald Trump, but what does that mean and how does the impeachment process work? The impeachment process is a protected right in the Constitution that is essential to holding the U.S. government accountable. As part of the government’s checks and balances,…

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…

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…

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…

#OscarsSoWhite, Because #HollywoodSoWhite — and Male
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#OscarsSoWhite, Because #HollywoodSoWhite — and Male

By Miesha Miller April Reign, who spearheaded the #OscarsSoWhite hashtag, will be live-tweeting “The Wood” with some of her 22,000 Twitter followers during the telecast of the 88th Academy Awards tonight. As part of a nationwide series of protests and “tune-outs,” the Rev. Al Sharpton plans to lead a rally outside the Dolby Theatre in…