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There is Healing In Writing

Wednesday, January 16, 2019

By: Ariel Swopes Although anyone can develop a mental health issue, black women may experience more trauma due to not acknowledging their mental needs. A focus on mental health is practically non existent when it comes to black women because they are too busy carrying the world on their shoulders, forgetting that they make up the ...

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A Tribute to Crazy Rich Asians’ Rachel Chu

Monday, December 17, 2018

By Uma Ramesh When I learned that Constance Wu had received a Golden Globe nomination for her portrayal of Rachel Chu, Crazy Rich Asians’ female protagonist, I was thrilled. I’m usually far too self-absorbed to feel overwhelming joy for someone else, much less a person I don’t know; unfortunately for my hopes of personal growth, this ...

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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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For Better Futures: A teenage mom’s quest to help others like her

Monday, November 19, 2018

By Farheen Nahvi One of the most growing epidemics affecting life and health of mothers and newborns in America today is teenage pregnancy. Over 1100 teenagers give birth every day in the United States. 1 in 10 new mothers, as of 2018, is a teen. It is the leading cause of death in females aged 15 to 19. ...

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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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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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