The lack of options makes people like me with darker complexions feel cast out. My makeup should not make me feel like an outsider. Beauty is supposed to be something that everyone, no matter what ethnicity or gender you are, can enjoy without fear of being denied.
“Sorry To Bother You” meshes outlandish visuals with real-life circumstances, and creatively does so, exuding an all-around larger-than-life experience.
Imagine if every time you come back to school, you drive through a town called Lynchburg and are forced to see a Confederate flag flying in the air and you have a slight feeling that you might not make it back home because you might be harmed by someone who doesn’t want you there.
VOX Media Cafe writer Rachel Springer shares her poem, “Are You Listening?”
It seems that superhero movies that take a progressive social and political stance tend to garner great success.
On Tuesday, June 5, VOX Media Café was proud to host Atlanta-based singer-songwriter and activist Doria Roberts. After performing three original songs and revealing the personal meanings behind them, the teen journalists held a press conference to learn more.
“Hamilton” has a diverse cast, even Alexander Hamilton himself is a person of color. The only white people are the dancers and King George. But in real life, none of these were people of color. Just because they chose actors who look like me doesn’t make me relate to the characters more.
Dayonn Davis and every other black man sitting in prison for a minor crime is living proof that even as a child, side effects of being black include incarceration, over sentencing, and sometimes even death.
Black women are stereotyped to the point where it makes me want to roll my eyes into another dimension. They are shown to be ditzy, annoying, loud, disrespectful, and attention seeking.
VOX ATL sat down with “The Poet X” author Elizabeth Acevedo after a reading she hosted at Charis Books & More in Atlanta.