Friday, February 1 marked the start of Black History Month, a tribute to the African American men and women who have made contributions to America and the rest of the world. Here are some ways that white people can celebrate Black History Month. Donate money to an organization that fights against injustice and racism and […]Read More 5 Ways White People Can Celebrate Black History Month
On the evening of the day we recognize and celebrate the life of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr, James Madison University welcomed Dr. Brittney Cooper to speak. As a Women’s and Gender Studies and Africana Studies professor at Rutgers University, Dr. Cooper was quite different from past guests of honor. Her message was deeply rooted […]Read More Dr. Brittney Cooper: the Superwoman
Just because I identify as black doesn’t mean I want to discuss my experience as being black like I’m some sort of foreign being and I want my non-POC (person of color) counterpart to “take me to their leader”.Read More Unapologetically Black & I Don’t Need to Explain.
In fact, a black woman with an advanced degree is more likely to lose her baby than a white woman with less than an eighth-grade education.” That statistic was for the people that assume white women must be more advantaged because of their socioeconomic or education status which they are not. Next.Read More Why I Am Afraid To Give Birth As A Black Woman in America
In honor of Black History Month, I’ve done a little research on some women who helped build this nation who where we are now. So many stories untold, these are only a few of the women who deserved to be recognized for their efforts. Here are 13 women you probably haven’t heard of, and hopefully […]Read More 13 Famously Infamous Women
I once had a long conversation with a man who proudly hung confederate flags from his house and his truck, and belonged to the Sons of the Confederacy. On his fridge there was a magnet that said, “A government that’s big enough to give you everything you want is big enough to take away everything […]Read More How to be free, P.C., and remember history
On December 25, 2016, 20th Century Fox released Hidden Figures, a film that tells the true story of three African-American women, a mathematician, an engineer, and a programmer, who had an incredible impact on NASA’s space program in the 1960s. These heroes, Dorothy Vaughn, Mary Jackson, and Katherine Johnson worked as human computers to calculate […]Read More Equations Never Lie: The Hidden Figures Behind the Space Race