What I Want to See for the Future

Euro News Amaya Madarang •  Every older generation says, “Remember how we thought there’d be flying cars in the future.”  And everyone laughs and nods their heads.  “Look at us now!” the adults reply, mockingly.  Again, everyone laughs.  But, really what’s funny is that people still think that there will be flying cars in the … Continue reading What I Want to See for the Future

The Mataculebra, the ultimate expression of slavery in the carnival of Tenerife

https://youtu.be/_VJPMGDLCwo No dejamos de sorprendernos con la capacidad de la sociedad españolapara normalizar actos brutales de contenido racista, disfrazados de unpresunto contenido antirracista. Este es el caso del Mataculebra que seperpetra en el Puerto de la Cruz de Tenerife. El vídeo habla por si solo y no diremos más de los que es un actovomitivo … Continue reading The Mataculebra, the ultimate expression of slavery in the carnival of Tenerife

Water

Courtesy of Ray Collins By Sahana Kapumba • Water H20 A transparent liquid that is drunk and swam in for recreational purposes Water 60% percent of my black body Water If we already have so much why do we need more? Why do I need to overfill myself with this colorless liquid If its been … Continue reading Water

How Gender Stereotypes Intersect with Racism

According to the African American Policy Forum, Black girls were six times more likely to be suspended than white girls in the 2011-2012 school year. Photo by Phuong Tran/ACLU of Virginia. By Stephanie Younger •  Do the ways we talk about gender stereotypes represent the struggles we all go through? In Katherine Toland Frith and … Continue reading How Gender Stereotypes Intersect with Racism

Is it Open Season on Natural Hair?

By Teresa Younger • Complete with unsolicited comments,touching attempts from strangers, and pressure to do away with your coils right now, or you risk the shame of being prevented from attending your graduation or losing gainful employment? Is natural hair controversy a real thing? How have generations dealt with this constant problem?  My news feed … Continue reading Is it Open Season on Natural Hair?

4 reasons why Alcoy’s black pages are violence

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JMc0jhIxnVQ By Elvira Swartch Lorenzo •  No importa lo que tú creas que estás tratando de representar. No importa que creas que así haces felices a los niños. No importa si es una tradición. Si te pintas de un color que no es el tuyo es racista. La controversia del blackface llega cada navidad como el turrón. … Continue reading 4 reasons why Alcoy’s black pages are violence

How the Mental Health Stigma Harms Black Youth

By Stephanie Younger • In the Black community, talking down to, speaking poorly of, publicly humiliating and criminalizing Black youth as a whole is acceptable. In the Black community, body shaming, and devaluing dark skin and type 4 hair on Black girls is acceptable. In the Black community, being violent against Black women and girls, … Continue reading How the Mental Health Stigma Harms Black Youth

The Terrifying Adventure of Autonomy

By Jourdan Lobban • “Defiant!” “Fresh!” “Rude!” “A bad girl!” Those titles followed me all through my childhood and into my teen years. Anytime I did something bad, I knew what was coming. Lectures in yelling style, laced with fury, and if I didn’t shape up in time, the belt would make an appearance. It … Continue reading The Terrifying Adventure of Autonomy

Riding Rising Waters

By Jourdan Lobban • It was endless  The sea of self-doubt Rejection Beating me  With its ruthless water  Every chance it got    It was brutal How it told me  Over and Over “You’re bad, Worthless.  Rude, Evil,  A sinner who needs saving.” All the while  I hung my head low Taking blow  After blow  … Continue reading Riding Rising Waters