Opinion

Photo courtesy of Jasmine Williamson | Leire Cullum celebrates Black History Month every month by keeping up with current events in the African-American community, eating soul food and talking with her grandmother about growing up in segregated schools.

Every day should be a celebration

Acknowledging achievements for the past, present and future   February is known as Black History Month, but African- Americans shouldn’t feel confined to celebrate the success of our ancestors, peers and young people for just…


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Dear Black Girl…

Dear black girl,   Be proud of your full lips, dark skin, and curvy features. Besides, everyone else pays for it. Understand that your uniqueness is a gift from above and there is nothing like…


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Freshmen Corner: I’m Black and I’m Proud

Young African-American men and women often get criticized about their skin color. But as young adults, they realize their true meaning and the beauty of the skin they’re in. When did you realize the beauty…


Photo courtesy of Alyssa Washington | Freshman Briona Millidge discusses how her current favorite black TV show embodies black culture.

Back to the real

In large declines since the 1980s, 1990s and even the early 2000s, American black television is losing its representation in today’s media with each progressing year. American black television has paved the way for much…


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Black at a PWI

Many would think that the general decision to pursue their education after college would be met with nothing but positivity. But in today’s African-American society, where you decide to pursue your education can sometimes cause…



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What is winning: Natural hair or bundles?

From wearing your natural hair, finger waves, and jerry curls to the new hottest thing, weave, throughout time the evolution of hair has grown drastically for women. There has been a long battle between whether…


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Yes, your cotton wreath is offensive

I worked at a store that sells home décor; this store prides itself on providing customers items that will tie in to their Southern-themed homes. During my time there, I noticed the particular items that caught…


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Saying goodbye to my family’s values

Growing up I always thought being straight, Republican and Christian were the only lifestyles a person could live. I rarely heard of people who weren’t one of the three. I never thought I would end…


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The problem with Black Friday

Black Friday, which the busiest shopping day of the year, is November 24, the day after Thanksgiving. Millions of people every year go on rampages through strip malls, department stores, and food markets to buy…