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Black Life In The Spotlight Of Literature

The Black experience has often been not diverse in media and literature. We have been portrayed as drug dealers, drug addicts, criminals, or impoverished athletes who find miraculous success at the hands of a generous white coach. Black characters, when included, have been one-dimensional figures within white narratives.  However, increasing numbers of Black literary minds […]

How Colorism Changed The Perception of Black Beauty

Growing up in a predominantly white school, I heard “yeah you’re pretty, pretty for a Black girl” quite often. As a Black woman, that phrase left a mark- one that took a long time to heal. To put it blatantly, it’s dehumanizing and exhausting to hear.. The statement “you’re pretty for a Black girl” is […]

No, Black Women Are Not “Bitter” About Your Interracial Relationship

A Black boy on Tik Tok writes, “No hate but everytime I say I like white women, Black women always say to me ‘coon,’ ‘no taste,’ ‘go with those slave masters.’ But if I say I like Black women, white girls just say ‘oh ok.’”  The problematic notion that Black women are bitterly defensive when […]

Stop Asking Black Girls About Their Hair.

At my predominately white school, I have been asked many questions regarding my hair by non-Black people. Whenever I would get my hair straightened, I would face the same question: “Is that a wig?” Not only is that question extremely disrespectful, it is also just very unnecessary. Why does my hair concern you? Something I […]

Mental Health Should Not Be a Silent Struggle

The world is not particularly friendly to Black mental health. The constant reminders of Black oppression, the pandemic, and now, remote learning, have taken an exhausting toll on the mental health of Black teens. Black teens across the country are facing burnout, a state of emotional, physical, and mental exhaustion caused by excessive and prolonged […]

The Commodification of Black History Month

On February 6, I received an email about Apple’s new Black Unity watch. At first, I was confused by this new piece of inventory until I remembered: it’s Black History Month, and that means it’s the time when corporations remember that we exist and decide to bombard us with a plethora of Black-inspired and focused […]

Tell Me More About Black Women

The events that have occurred over the past year have broken and reshaped the lives of people all over the world. It is true that being in a state of quarantine & experiencing a global pandemic has changed the lives of many, but I speak of one series of events that have been brought to […]

Use Your Love Language on You

When the weight of the world burdens your shoulders, sometimes it’s most revolutionary to love yourself. Finding consistent meaningful ways to reward your existence, can ground your mental and physical presence while strengthening your relation to self. We don’t always need a grand reason to celebrate, wanting to be happy for the hell of it […]

To Black Women In STEM

There are too many times where Black women aren’t given the proper respect that they deserve. From personal experience, the constant belittling and undermining of my intelligence and hard work often gets frustrating. Battling these daily challenges requires a lot of motivation.  To be a woman in STEM (science, technology, engineering, and math) fields is […]

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