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South Centrals’ African-American Taco Movement

In the first episode of her food travel series Ms. Info went to my birth place of South Central, Los Angeles to illustrate the cultural exchange between Black’s and Hispanic’s and the rise of young African-American entrepreneurs in the city. Ms. Info is a respected and renowned music journalist who has worked for BET, The Source Magazine, XXL and Rolling Stone. …

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Memoirs of a Ghetto Girl

My desire to attend college was merely my plan to escape the inner city. I was trying to escape being trapped in the midst of turmoil until I left this earth. This feeling came from growing up within communities displaced by the crack epidemic. To see your elders strung out on drugs, makes you envision your own future. Witnessing the …

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Texas Tech Shooting: When White Privilege Leads To White Violence

19- Year old Hollis Reid Daniels was indicted by a federal grand jury Wednesday for possession of a stolen fire arm and capital murder of a peace officer. “Texas Tech police received a call about a person with a weapon behaving erratically. This call prompted the welfare check that led to Daniels’ arrest and the death of TTPD Officer Floyd …

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How Are Students of Color Supposed To Respond to Racism & Bigotry?

Terms such as microaggressions, unconscious bias, diversity, and inclusion are all too familiar to me. During my time as a student at Humboldt State, I heard these terms so frequently they became annoying in general. I know these terms have importance and it is imperative to get white folks to understand power dynamics and systems of oppression so they are …

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The Curious Case of Kenneka Jenkins

The mysterious death of 19-year old Kenneka Jenkins became a viral, online sensation within the last few weeks. When I heard about her death, it personally had me vexed and perplexed. I am so tired of reading about Black youth dying under suspicious circumstances and the police telling their parents that they caused their own deaths, prior to any formal …

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Movie Review: The Last Word

  Today I saw The Last Word, a movie that recently hit theatres. After seeing the previews I found similarities and aspects relevant to myself and the story that made me want to see the film. One was that the supporting character was as a young (obituary) writer for a newspaper. She is solicited by this assertive, wealthy and controlling …

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Black Women At Work

Thousands of Black women began using the hashtag #BlackWomenAtWork on Twitter this week to share their experiences of bigotry in the workplace. The hashtag was started by a woman named Brittany Packnett to illustrate that, what had recently happened to congresswoman Maxine Waters, was no isolated event. Black women too often experience being disrespected and undermined in the workplace which is …

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Bastards Of The Party

I was chilling with my roommates this evening and we began to have this discussion about the whole Black Lives Matter movement. I discussed my own sentiments, being that I thought the hashtags were very cliche. I was also confused as to why we as Black people only seemed to make a roar when someone other than a Black person kills one …

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