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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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Pamela Burnett: A Breast Cancer Surviver’s Story

Wednesday, October 31, 2018

By Aisha Powell Pamela Burnett is a 57-year-old Opa-Locka, Florida resident who is a breast cancer survivor. She was born in Syracuse, NY but was raised in Miami-Dade. In 2006, she created the Beautiful Gate, a non-profit organization that provides resources, education and support to vulnerable communities of color by the disease of cancer. Burnett, who ...

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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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Home Essentials for Your First Apartment

Wednesday, September 26, 2018

By Taylor Johnson Moving out of the house and into your first apartment can be somewhat nerve racking. It is your first official step into adulthood. Even though getting your first apartment is something most young adults look forward to, with a new place comes new responsibilities. Such as paying rent, bills, and other needs that ...

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