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Black Women are Unapologetically Expressing their Sexuality


By Taylor Johnson | For decades women have been criticized and degraded by society for expressing their sexuality. Society tells women that they have to dress and act a certain way in order to be “ladylike.” If they behave opposite to society’s expectations, then they are automatically judged and slut-shamed. Black women have a different experience when it …


Inspiring Moments from the March for Black Women


By Taylor Johnson | Thousands of demonstrators marched on September 30th for black women and racial injustice. The March for Black Women and the March for Racial Justice joined together in Washington, D.C. Marches also took place in other cities like Miami, San Diego, Chicago, and Phoenix. During the march, women linked arms while speakers said the names …

Cultural Appropriation On Halloween What’s Really Scary


As Halloween draws closer, costumes choices are immense. However, there’s a topic that deserves discussion, especially this time of year: Cultural Appropriation. Susan Scafidi, the author of Who Owns Culture? Appropriation and Authenticity in American Law, explained cultural appropriation as such in her work: “Taking intellectual property, traditional knowledge, cultural expressions, or artifacts from someone else’s culture without …

The Grand Opening of the National Museum of African American History and Culture


The National Museum of African American History and Culture (NMAAHC) opened on September 24, 2016 in Washington D.C. The NMAAHC was established by Congress in 2003 and is the only museum exclusively devoted to the life, history and culture of African Americans. This museum has collected more than 36,000 artifacts and is the 19th museum …