Preparing for my 10-hour commitment, I set my moisturizer, shea butter and laptop on the corner of the mahogany dining room table. As daylight faded into darkness, I sat, parting my freshly washed hair into square sections and attaching the synthetic hair to the roots of my natural hair like my late aunt Holly taught me.
From Dizzee’s discovery of his sexuality to the influence Catholicism plays in Hispanic families, the issues in “The Get Down” are relevant, not just to the era of the show, but today as well.
I am a human.
I am an independent student, a visionary,
A feminine writer, driven and smart.
Some would say I am “passionate.” I would say I am “outspoken”…
The constant portrayal of black men as angry and belligerent is part of what leads people to generalizing these traits among all black men.
As our first stop on the Youth Theological Initiative “Praying With Our Feet” Travel Seminar, Dexter Avenue Baptist Church, the only church where Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. pastored, became a monumental part of our experience, for reasons no one quite expected.
Chris did not deserve the persecution of the people around him. He did not deserve to be pushed to his brink.
When the girls began to write, it was evident they could communicate their despair through these pieces. I was so proud to see people in my generation be so aware of the issues in the world and be able to talk in a calm manner about how it’s affecting their families.
Hearing that refugees fleeing terrorism will be denied entry to the United States because they call themselves Muslim, angers me — to say the least. If racism and xenophobia are unfounded weapons President Trump plans to use to bat away terrorism, or at the very least people’s fear of the Other, then we will respond with protest and resistance, with colorful hijabs and Arabic that rolls off the tongue.
“It’s a great shock to realize you’re black” in America. And me being raised in white suburbia, that line is all too true.
Atlanta-area teens share their thoughts about what race means to them in this day and age at an event VOX held at the Center for Civil and Human Rights.