QUICK HIT: Ferguson & Michael Brown

It’s all over the news, and it’s all over your social media. Darren Wilson, the police officer who shot and killed unarmed teenager Michael Brown, was not indicted over the killing of Brown, as the grand jury decided this past Monday evening. As a human being, what can you do? Educate yourself on the situation. Below […]

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Q&A With Beyoncé Professor Kevin Allred

In 2010, Rutgers University professor Kevin Allred created “Politicizing Beyoncé”, a course that pairs U.S. Black Feminist texts, both historical and contemporary, with Beyoncé’s music and career in order to discuss current U.S. race, class, gender, and sexual politics. I had the opportunity to interview Kevin Allred about his class, and here’s what he had […]

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Giving Thanks: An Open Letter

Dear Friends, Peers, and Internet Strangers, With Thanksgiving and the holidays rapidly approaching, this time of year lends itself nicely to reflection. Personally, this has been a trying semester for me– a full course load, two jobs, multiple organizations, health issues, trying to figure out what the hell I’m going to do after graduation, and […]

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#BreakTheInternet: Kim K Full Mooning Her Way to the Top

Hark! Kim Kardashian’s moon is quite *ahem* full tonight…   Your Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Reddit feeds have probably been drowning with photos of Kim Kardashian’s sizable derriere and very naked body for the Paper magazine cover and spread in its campaign to “break the Internet.” Many reactions to the marketing ploy echo shouts of disdain and contempt, demanding […]

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