Events such as Teen Convene are especially important in the intense and divisive political climate that we are experiencing right now, because it encourages us to get out of our comfort zone, talk about controversial topics that need to be addressed, and connect with people who we may not usually have the opportunity to connect with.
This movie is a direct response to white people asking us, “Why can’t you get over it? Why are you still mad?” The film replies quite beautifully, “Because it hasn’t ended.”
Kehlani manages to switch your emotions from lit to sad to happy in a time span of 60 minutes in her first full-length album “SweetSexySavage.”
At an advance screening of “I Am Not Your Negro,” I thought deeply about the broken record of oppression that has a hold over black life in America. Racism is not over. James Baldwin knew it, modern black people know it and it is likely that those after us will know it.
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.
Each year, we look forward to the large selection of funny, emotional, outrageous and entertaining commercials that debut during the Super Bowl.
Lady Gaga might be the only one in our generation who can rival Beyonce. Having my favorite singer perform at halftime was the icing on the cake of my hometown making it to Sunday night’s game against the New England Patriots.
Editors Note: Cleave Poetry is an experimental form of poetry that allows the reader to look at a poem in parts or as a whole. Both the left and right sides can stand as independent poems and can be read separately or they can be combined and read together. DeAndre Washington is an 18-year old from Washington D.C. […]
“The Radius of Us” takes on the difficult topic of immigration in a way that connects readers to the hardships people face in an attempt to find safety. It teaches teens about the realities of immigration in a way they will willingly read and understand.