Saturday, October 31, 2020

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PROTECT OUR SISTERS!

RICK ROSS STANDS UP WITH BLACK WOMEN On August 20, 2020, Megan Thee Stallion went on IG Live to address the shots-fired incident. She publicly accused Tory Lanez of shooting her. “Yes, this n**** Tory shot me, you shot me,” said Megan Thee Stallion. Megan Thee Stallion clarified on IG...

IT’S OKAY TO POST ABOUT YOURSELF

85.7% OF AMERICANS HAVE A PROBLEM WITH THEIR LOOKS Based on the definition given by Merriam-Webster, the message we receive on social media depends on who the sender is. Merriam-Webster describes Social Media as "forms of electronic communication through which users create online communities to share information, ideas, personal messages,...

BLACK LIVES MATTER IS TRENDING

ARE THERE SIDE EFFECTS TO THE MOVEMENT BECOMING "TRENDY"? Right now, Black Americans are facing multiple pandemics such as COVID-19 and police brutality. After the death of Breonna Taylor, George Floyd, and Ahmaud Arbery, many Americans were posting #BlackLivesMatter to spread awareness. CNN US reported: "People are tweeting about Black...

SONGS OF PROTEST

"R-E-S-P-E-C-T FIND OUT WHAT IT MEANS TO ME." For most people, music is an international language to speak and understand. On June 4th, 2020, N.B.C. News published a video on YouTube about protestors in Washington, D.C., singing 'Lean On Me," by Bill Withers. People protest to make their opinions heard...

HISTORY OF RACISM IN AMERICAN POLICING

THE HISTORY OF THE POLICE On June 5, 2020, PBS NEWS HOUR published an article titled “Two-thirds of black Americans don’t trust the police to treat them equally. Most white Americans do.” At some points, most parents have “the talk” with their children. In a household with black kids, “the...

BLACK LIVES MATTER UPDATE FROM ACROSS THE COUNTRY

WHAT STATES ARE DOING IN REGARDS TO THE BLACK LIVES MATTER MOVEMENT Videos of Black people such as George Floyd and Ahmaud Arbery being killed opened the eyes of Americans. Each state is protesting in their own manner in showing support for the Black Lives Matter movement. Here is the...

MALE SURVIVORS

IT HAPPENS TO MEN TOO It has been said and believed by most that men cannot be raped. Like Lady Gaga said, "you won't know how it feels TILL IT HAPPENS TO YOU." As a survivor of rape, I know how it feels, and men's health is at risk. Society...

THE RELATIONSHIP WITH FREEDOM AND POLICE BRUTALITY

FREEDOM FROM FEAR Most people have their own definition of freedom, but if we look back at our history then it is clear that the meaning of freedom changes. For our ancestors, freedom was being treated with basic decency, having the right to vote, and ending segregation. Today, freedom is...

ARTISTS TO WATCH SPOTLIGHT: CHLOE X HALLE

CHLOE X HALLE IN THE SPOTLIGHT Chloe x Halle, the R&B sister duo, are climbing up the ladder into the spotlight. Their successful career started on YouTube, catching the attention of large names like Beyoncé, starring in multiple films and shows, earning various awards and nominations.  The sisters were born in...

THE DIFFICULTIES OF IDENTIFYING AS A BLACK QUEER MAN

BLACK & QUEER James Baldwin said, "we can disagree and still love each other unless your disagreement is rooted in my oppression and denial of humanity and right to exist." From my experience, growing up as a black gay man is a difficult battle because of biased beliefs. Before I...