To start Black History Month off on the wrong foot, a photo of Virginia Governor Ralph Northam dressed either in blackface or as a Ku Klux Klan member in his 1984 medical school yearbook has surfaced. Black face has a long history of being used to dehumanize people of color by exaggerating stereotypes of looks […]Read More Racism has no place in our government: a call for Ralph Northam to resign
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
As most people know, the NFL has been a political topic recently. It all started when Colin Kaepernick kneeled during the national anthem at the beginning of the 2016 season. The conversation was brought back into the spotlight with Donald Trump’s statement at a rally in Alabama, calling for the NFL owners to fire players who […]Read More Women are Overlooked, Once Again.
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
If you don’t live under a rock, you probably are aware that Super Bowl 50 happened last night. And if you aren’t into football, hopefully, you at least watched the halftime show (If not, before you do anything, check it out here). Coldplay, Beyonce, and Bruno Mars came out with a bang, making one of […]Read More Football and Activism: Why the Halftime Show Matters
DISCLAIMER: This post is going to be an organized rant. The first day of Shout Out I was asked, why are you here? Why did you decide to apply and be a part of this class? As the quirky person I am I said something silly, but it was not the real reason. I entered this […]Read More Through Unseen Eyes