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...

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Between the World and Ta-Nehisi Coates

Ta-Nehisi Coates returned to home to The Mecca, where he spent the day interacting with Howard University students — some of whom he praised for stumping him with insightful questions. The MacArthur “Genius” Grant recipient participated in master classes and an evening event that filled Cramton Auditorium, where he discussed everything from history and identity to…

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