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What I’ve Learned from Meghan Markle’s Feminism

Monday, December 3, 2018

by Uma Ramesh Hours after Meghan Markle married Prince Harry, the monarchy’s official website was updated to include her biography. Displayed in large text was a quote from Markle’s 2015 speech at a U.N. Women event: “I am proud to be a woman and a feminist.” With just a few words, the Duchess of Sussex signaled ...

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About My Sisters Business

Friday, November 2, 2018

Dakota Somerville Thankfully respecting the grind… As the leaves begin to change colors to a bright burnt orange, we also begin to look forward to the holiday season, a time when sharing special moments become more frequent in our everyday lives. I’m surely not alone in choosing this time of the year for self reflection; after all, ...

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Missing in Action: How Production Companies Dropped the Ball on ‘Black Panther’ Merchandise

Thursday, November 1, 2018

By Jennifer Akotoh As the second highest grossing film of 2018 and the ninth highest grossing film worldwide, Black Panther is one of the most successful Marvel movies to date. So why then, was there such a lack of merchandise inspired by the film and its characters? This was the question that LIM Professor Regina Gwynn, ...

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Netflix Movie “Nappily Ever After” Sends A Powerful and Relatable Message about Natural Hair

Thursday, October 4, 2018

By Taylor Johnson **Spoiler Alert** If you haven't read the book or seen the movie yet, you might not want to read this until afterwards :-) The new Netflix movie Nappily Ever After, which premiered on September 21st tells a relatable story about a black woman named Violet Jones, played by Sanaa Lathan. The movie is originally ...

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Will the committee make the same mistake twice? The undeniable similarities between Anita Hill and Christine Blasey Ford

Friday, September 28, 2018

By Aisha Powell "I am here today, not because I want to be, I am terrified." The first sentence Christine Blasey Ford spoke on Sep.27 in front of the Senate Judiciary Committee. Dr. Blasey, a professor of Psychology at Palo Alto University, voice was a bit shaky as she continues her testimony. She has accused Hon. Brett Kavanaugh, ...

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‘There She is’: Women of Color Win Big in Miss America 2019

Saturday, September 22, 2018

by Uma Ramesh “There she is, Miss America/There she is, your ideal.” For years, Americans have watched Miss America winners glide down the runway to the pageant’s crowning song. During the 2019 competition – which aired two weeks ago – Nia Franklin, representing New York state, became the ninth black woman to be crowned as America’s ...

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