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...

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...

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…

Josephine Baker: The Original Queen B
A&E, Black History Month

Josephine Baker: The Original Queen B

By Sydney Stallworth You’ll be hard pressed to find anyone today who isn’t a fan of mega-star Beyonce. She is described as a musical genius, the best dancer in Hollywood, and the ultimate triple threat. But if you’re a fan of Queen Bey, you need to know the OG queen of performance. A woman who…

Claudette Colvin: Teen Paved the Way in Integrating Buses
Black History Month, For the Record

Claudette Colvin: Teen Paved the Way in Integrating Buses

February commemorates the annual celebration of Black History Month, which highlights the important contributions by people of African descent. Each year, however, we discover that there are many more black individuals and groups that significantly contributed to today’s world, yet remain unacknowledged in today’s history lessons. Black people have made (and continue to make) considerable…

Gladys Bentley: Testing the Limits in Entertainment
A&E, Black History Month, Music

Gladys Bentley: Testing the Limits in Entertainment

February commemorates the annual celebration of Black History Month, which highlights the important contributions by people of African descent. Each year, however, we discover that there are many more black individuals and groups that significantly contributed to today’s world, yet remain unacknowledged in today’s history lessons. Black people have made (and continue to make) considerable…

Dr. Vivien T. Thomas: Uncharted Black Medical Professional
Black History Month, Health

Dr. Vivien T. Thomas: Uncharted Black Medical Professional

February commemorates the annual celebration of Black History Month, which highlights the important contributions by people of African descent. Each year, however, we discover that there are many more black individuals and groups that significantly contributed to today’s world, yet remain unacknowledged in today’s history lessons. Black people have made (and continue to make) considerable…

For the Record

2 Years In, Trump’s Promises on Immigration Are Mostly Unfilled

By Kamilah Tom In the closing days of the midterm campaign, President Trump promised to make it no longer possible for children whose parents are not citizens of the United States to be citizens themselves just because they were born here. “We’re the only country in the world where a person comes in, has a…

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…

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