Covid-19, For the Record / April 21, 2020 A Journey Through Darkness

By Josyana Joshua China was the epicenter of the Coronavirus outbreak; then it started spreading to other countries. Now the United States has taken that title, which no nation wants. Here we take a look at key moments in China’s Covid-19 journey.

Economics, For the Record / March 3, 2020 High credit scores aren’t exactly what you think. Here’s the truth.

By Lynn Pierce Establishing and maintaining a respectable credit score could be the biggest pitfall for a successful financial future. A recent report from Experian revealed the average FICO score in America reached an all-time high in 2019 at 703. You might think that the news of high credit scores is a positive trend: more...

Civil Rights, For the Record / January 25, 2020 Is It the Way I Talk? Hiring discrimination based on an accent is illegal.

By Julia Weng Why is it that in cartoons, films and television shows the monster, vampire or villain of ze story alvays speaks like zhees? Research shows that when we do not understand what a person is saying, we tend to lose trust in them all together. Artistic creators may not give accents to the...

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”...

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#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…

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