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Women of Color and the Wealth of Wisdom

Sunday, June 24, 2018

By Kamaria Mason Illustration by NIcholle Kobi There seems to be a cycle in our society where each generation struggles then eventually finds their way. The process of developing into a self-sufficient person requires us to go through certain growing pains. However, a very blatant disconnect is evident between the generations who have “made it” and ...

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Life After College: I Graduated Now What?

Wednesday, May 23, 2018

By Taylor Johnson So you graduated college, now what are you going to do? If you are going through this stressful and confusing period following graduation then you definitely aren’t alone. Here are some tips and advice to help you figure out how to maneuver this new chapter of your life. 1. Post grad depression is real ...

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10 Black Podcasts to Vibe During Your Day-to-Day

Tuesday, May 22, 2018

By Unique Ratcliff The struggle of finding a good podcast in 2018 is equivalent to finding something good on Netflix. There are thousands of options, ranging by topics and hosts, but like any good film, it’s the story-line that pulls you in. Outside from podcasts being undoubtedly entertaining, they are a perfect source to gaining new ...

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Do Brand Extensions Perpetuate the “Othering” of Women of Color?

Monday, May 14, 2018

By Shatay Speights In a recent article on the Canadian online platform called Flare, there was a discussion about the necessity behind creating forums for women of color- a dedicated place for black and brown women to freely express ideas and truly feel a part of something. The article mentioned two platforms/forums that were created with women ...

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Janelle Monae’s Coming Out Story Teaches Us About Intersectionality

Friday, May 11, 2018

By Unique Ratcliff What does it mean to be a Queer WOC in the music industry? Janelle Monae, an artist known for her distinct style and sound, recently addressed her sexuality in a Rolling Stone interview. Monae’s sexuality has always been questioned by media outlets, mostly because of her androgynous approach to fashion. In the Rolling Stone interview, ...

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Black Aesthetics are “Ghetto Until Proven Fashionable”

Tuesday, May 1, 2018

BY SHATAY SPEIGHTS When highlighting new trends in fashion, especially those that are “inspired” by the style and aesthetics from black and brown communities, credit is rarely given to those within the communities that bring these trends to the forefront. Trends that are established by black and brown persons are often seen as lowbrow or ghetto, ...

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