Enduring Myths, News / February 28, 2019 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...

Black History Month, Health and Beauty / February 27, 2019 When a Hairstyle Is … Sustenance

By Kyra Azore Cornrows have a rich history in the black community, a traditional hairstyle that traveled to America in the belly of the slave ship 400 years ago and can still be seen marching in the streets for freedom today. But cornrows have a more engrained purpose in the history of African Americans. It...

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...

Election 2018

Election Day Brings Steady Rain, Determined Voters

By Alexandria Frank Many voters in the eastern part of the U.S. awoke to a pouring rain on Election Day, but the nasty weather didn’t wash away people’s desire to be heard. At polling locations in Washington, voters still came out to perform their civic duty. The morning rain cleared up around noon, leaving the…

DeSantis Called Tallahassee the State’s “Most Crime-Ridden”City. Its Citizens (and Stats) Say Otherwise.
Election 2018

DeSantis Called Tallahassee the State’s “Most Crime-Ridden”City. Its Citizens (and Stats) Say Otherwise.

By Maya King TALLAHASSEE—Residents of Florida’s capital city are confused and offended by the way their city has been recently portrayed in the public sphere. Both President Trump and his disciple, gubernatorial candidate Ron DeSantis, have described Tallahassee as “dangerous” and “corrupt,” citing a recent crime spike in Leon County. Those who actually live in…

More Are Casting Absentee Ballots. Is It Too Late For Me?
Election 2018

More Are Casting Absentee Ballots. Is It Too Late For Me?

By Alexandria Frank It’s Election Day and while some people are searching for the nearest polling station, many are belatedly scrambling to figure out how absentee ballots work. Absentee ballots are used by those who cannot go to the polls on Election Day and need their ballot mailed to them. If you haven’t requested one…

Are Voter ID Laws the New Poll Tax?
Election 2018

Are Voter ID Laws the New Poll Tax?

By Jessica O’Donnell WASHINGTON — As more states move to pass strict voter ID laws, cries of voter suppression have grown louder. But that’s not really new: Voter suppression in the U.S. is as old as the nation itself. From the beginning, white women and enslaved black people were barred from the polls. After the…

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