News, Technology / February 7, 2020 Always Online, But Not Just For The Memes: Black Digital Engagement As Fuel For Activism

By Greer Jackson In the summer of 2013, Black Lives Matter as a social justice campaign became a major platform and organizing tool, and today persists as one of the most formidable movements of our time. Since then, other movements have followed in its wake: #SayHerName in honor of Sandra Bland, #OscarsSoWhite in response to...

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...

Economics, Enduring Myths, Fact-Checks / January 9, 2020 Is Financial Literacy the answer to closing America’s Huge Racial Wealth Gap?

By Alexandra Banks News of Jay-Z making a business deal with the NFL and rapper Nas and Will Smith investing in an app to teach teenagers financial literacy has once again sparked an age-old debate on whether black people are smart with their money. You often hear in casual conversation or see on social media...

Why Your Favorite Songs Seem to Leave You Wanting More
A&E, Music, Quick Hits

Why Your Favorite Songs Seem to Leave You Wanting More

By Alexandra Banks Have you ever been listening to a song from your favorite artist, and right when you’re starting to enjoy the song, it just…ends? Whether this song takes the form of an interlude or just a 90-second melodic experience, it seems as if artists are releasing teasers rather than full-length songs these days….

The Job-Hopping Generation?
Enduring Myths

The Job-Hopping Generation?

By Kyana Harris With over 75 million members, millennials became the largest generational group in the labor force in 2016. This group has very different values than the older generations. Their outlook on work has generated a lot of buzz, leading to them being known as the job-hopping generation. Data from a 2018 Visier research…

Black May Not Crack, But It Definitely Will Burn
Enduring Myths, Health

Black May Not Crack, But It Definitely Will Burn

By Sydney Stallworth With summer on the horizon, hundreds of thousands of vacationers will flock to the nearest beach to enjoy some time in the sun. Suitcases will be stuffed with swimsuits, flip flops, and club ‘fits. But what’s one crucial item being left off so many young black millennials’ packing checklist? Sunscreen. Ever received…

Flint Residents’ Water Woes Include High Cost
Health, News

Flint Residents’ Water Woes Include High Cost

By T’Keyah Hayes “Flint pays the highest rate of water in the entire United States,” First Trinity Missionary Baptist Church first lady Catrina Tillman told a group of students in April as she discussed the severity of the crisis in Flint. As Flint enters its fifth year in the water crisis, many residents continue to…

Reaching New Heights in Death
A&E

Reaching New Heights in Death

By Tai Spears As the world continues to mourn the untimely death of Nipsey Hussle, the rapper’s music streams and sales have risen dramatically. According to initial reports made by Nielsen Music, on the day of and day after his March 31 death, his catalog of songs collected 101.5 million on-demand streams (audio and video…

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…

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