Education, For the Record, News, Technology / January 28, 2024 Experts Seek to Diversify Tech Industry 

By: Asia Alexander, Sabreen Dawud, Makenna Underwood, Amarie Betancourt Artificial Intelligence (AI) technology has made its way into various industries from convenient assistance on cell phones to self-driving vehicles. AI seems to be here to stay. However, the safety surrounding this technology, particularly for Black communities, is questionable. While AI technology appears to have advanced...

Black Lives Matter, Education, Fact-Checks, For the Record, HBCUs, News, Politics and Government / January 8, 2024 Student Loan System Causes Unequal Burdens for Black Student Borrowers, Makes Them Prey for Predatory Lending Tactics

By: Amber Smith Several years after leaving Morgan State University with a major in physical education, Marcus Dumorin found himself grappling with repaying his $55,000 student loan debt while handling monthly obligations, including caring for his young daughter and sick mother.   His monthly payments had reached as high as $600, an insurmountable challenge given his...

Black Lives Matter, Fact-Checks, For the Record, News, Social Justice / January 8, 2024 Culture Remains in Barry Farms after Forced Gentrification

By Autumn Coleman, Jakeria Haynes and Hunter Stevens Today, like every day for the past 10 years residents of Barry Farms are being pushed out. The Barry Farms neighborhood is located in Southeast Washington, D.C. – which to D.C. natives is known as “east of the river.”. The neighborhood originated as a development established by...

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#nomakeup with a little help?

Alicia Keys launched a movement after she published a letter on Lena Dunham’s blog, Lenny, in May, stating that she has had enough of wearing makeup everyday. Her reason is simple: “I don’t want to cover up anymore. Not my face, not my mind, not my soul, not my thoughts, not my dreams, not my…

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George Clinton on the Mothership, the Smithsonian — and Funk

The Mothership is the space vehicle of George Clinton aka Mr. Funkenstein and his wingmen of Supergroovalisticprosifunkstication. As part of the Parliament-Funkadelic theory, it existed as a fictional vehicle of funk arrival to engage fans who were down with the P-Funk movement. After the success of his hit “Chocolate City,” Clinton says, the Mothership was later developed into a physical…

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