Events, Influential Characters, Response Articles

Why I’m Adrenalized by a Trump Presidency

What We Must Do, Resist Trump, Occupy Inauguration- Seattle My final year of college I was a very active member of the University of Washington’s Black Student Union and during one of our BSU meetings Spring quarter the question came up, “What if Donald Trump actually becomes president?” At the time we said ‘actually’ as if there was only a…

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Events, Shows and Musical Productions

Concert Review: Ms. Lauryn Hill The MLH Caravan

Ms. Lauryn Hill The MLH Caravan: A Diaspora Calling! Concert Series Lauryn Hill is the female rapper that every Black Women draws inspiration from. For a long time, Doo Wop’s lyrics proved to me that it actually is easier to practice self-respect rather than self-deprivation in romantic relationships. How often do we hear Black women in the media preach about positive…

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Events, Social Policy

13TH Film Review: Circumstantial Slavery Abolition and the Industrial Prison Complex, Director Ava Duvernay

This documentary style film takes a look at the direct relationship between the circumstantial abolition of slavery and the modern era of mass incarceration. Ava DuVernay, directed, wrote and produced the documentary, threading together interviews from Michelle Alexander, Angela Davis, Jelani Cobb, Henry Louis Gates Jr., David Keene, James Kilgore, with other activist and scholars. These interviews were paired with…

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Events, Music Analyses, Shows and Musical Productions

Concert Review: Kanye West Chained Yet Untamed, Saint Pablo Tour 2016

On Wednesday October 20, 2016 at 8pm I attended the Kanye West Saint Pablo Tour at Key Arena in Seattle, Washington. This was my first time seeing West in concert, so I didn’t mind the fact that he was over an hour and a half late. Only excitement and anticipation in me grew as others nearby got frustrated and left,…

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Events

The Farce ‘Holiday’ That They Call Columbus Day

The Fall season marks the beginning of a sequence of American celebrations that independently do their part to whitewash history. The holidays that we celebrate are shaped by lies in order to support our capitalist democracy. Capitalism thrives on holidays as they are marketed to increase sales and spending. Instead of focusing on the history behind American holidays (usually because the…

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Events, Social Policy

Support Jill Stein and Ajamu Baraka in the 2016 Election

September 27th,  2016 I made the mistake of watching only Donald Trump’s (Republican nominee) and Hilary Clinton’s (Democratic nominee) responses to Lester Holt’s questions during the 1st presidential debate. On September 27, 2016 I was one of 84 million people around the world who watched Clinton and Trump on television. A few days later, after seeing Stein’s responses to the debate, I…

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Events

#ForeverDuncan The Love Story that Revitalized the Hearts of Black America

If you haven’t already seen #ForverDuncan on Instagram and Twitter than it’s probably because you’re not ready to tear up from an overwhelming feeling of love and excitement.  #ForeverDuncan flooded social media as Alfred Duncan planned a surprise proposal and wedding for his now wife, Sherrell Duncan. Black love is beautiful and witnessing the progression of these their special day is…

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Events

#Missing24 #StayHomeSeptember262016

Isaiah Washington, African-American actor, partnered with Missing24 in order to organize a national boycott among blacks in America. The boycott called for no work, school, or spending (at non-black owned businesses) in order to protest against police brutality. The significance of #Missing24 is to show America the power of the black collective.  We are already aware of our buying power…

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