Politics and Government / May 5, 2021 When Reparations Begin at Home

By Jade Boone Evanston Alderman Ciceley Fleming, a sixth-generation Black resident of the Illinois city and a strong advocate for defunding the local police department, was a dissenting voice and the only vote against what many hailed as a landmark local reparations bill. The legislation, which would provide grants of up to $25,000 to assist...

Basketball, Black Lives Matter, Social Justice, Sports / April 28, 2021 Getting Even by Getting into Ownership

By Monét Bowen Layshia Clarendon remembered the way they were—the way she and other members of the Atlanta Dream WNBA team felt so connected to owner Kelly Loeffler, and seemed to bond with her on issues both personal and political. Clarendon “shared meals with Kelly, stepped foot in her home…,” she recalled, “introduced her to...

Black Lives Matter, Police Reform, Uncategorized / April 25, 2021 The Verdict on Derek Chauvin: A New Ending to a Familiar Tale

By Airielle Lowe Derek Chauvin’s first words defending his treatment of George Floyd came not facing the jury that convicted him of murder, but at the neighborhood intersection in Minneapolis where he’d kept his knee on Floyd’s neck until he passed out and later died. “We’ve got to control this guy because he’s a sizable...

Does Social Media Activism Take a Mental Toll?
Health

Does Social Media Activism Take a Mental Toll?

By Kayla-Ajanae Archer-Buckley Social media has become a key component of activism in the last few years. Movements are easily able to gain traction with the use of hashtags. Popular platforms like Twitter also make it easier to spread information through infographics, circulate crowdfunding pages and share other resources. On its 10-year anniversary in 2016,…

Voter Suppression: An Ongoing Battle in 2020
Election 2020

Voter Suppression: An Ongoing Battle in 2020

By Jalen Whitehead  In the 2020 presidential race, voter suppression has become a hot topic, especially in the Black community. But is voter suppression real and if so, what steps are being taken to fight it? Voter suppression is defined as any effort, legal or illegal, by way of laws, administrative news, and/or tactics that…

High Anxiety
Election 2020, Opinion

High Anxiety

Voters Around the Nation Express Unease as the Clock Winds Down As voter turnout records were being broken in state after state, Howard University journalism students took the pulse of voters around the country. We asked people how they are feeling on this Election Day 2020, one unlike any other in the history of America….

MORE BLUE SKIES FOR BLACK DEMOCRATS IN VIRGINIA?
Election 2020

MORE BLUE SKIES FOR BLACK DEMOCRATS IN VIRGINIA?

By Paapa Ewool The Republican candidate’s email was alarming: America is “under assault,” it read. The rule of law is “under siege,” and “mobs of thugs” want to “abolish the police.” “We have seen what these rioters have done in America’s cities,” Bob Good proclaimed, including “right here in Virginia.” Indeed, there was rioting, law…

When Women Are Suburban—and Black, Too.
Election 2020

When Women Are Suburban—and Black, Too.

By Tia Lowe For weeks, President Trump has been predicting the end of an American dream if his Democratic challenger is elected. “The suburbs would be gone, and you’d see problems like you’ve never seen before,” he said during the Sept. 29 televised debate. The next day, Vice President Pence was in a suburb outside…

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