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Nahbuma Gana

Nahbuma Gana

Dear White People, Stop Thinking ‘Love’ Alone is Enough to End Racism

Let’s get one thing straight: racism is a white people problem. In the past few days, it has come to my attention that the world believes that marginalized minorities, especially those of the African-American community, are expected to magically solve a problem that white people bred and birthed. But the reality is that the only way to truly disassemble hundreds of years of systemic racism is through the people who created. Given the recent events in Charlottesville, it’s


#GirlhoodInterrupted Proves Black Girls Aren’t Getting the Childhood They Deserve

On June 27, 2017, the Georgetown Law Center On Poverty and Inequality released a publication titled, “Girlhood Interrupted: The Erasure of Black Girls’ Childhood,” that showed that adults in America view black girls as less innocent than their white counterparts. This study is an extension of a 2014 study led by Phillip Goff that investigated the criminalization of black boys in comparison to white boys.  The study entails not only the differences on how society perceives black


Black America Doesn’t Need Another Hashtag- We Need Justice

We are living in an era of social media sensationalism and systemized racism. Alone, the two form an extreme inconvenience, causing nothing but social stratification and discrimination. But together they can be dangerous. Every time a black person in America dies at the hands of an official who was meant to keep them alive, an official who very well won’t be convicted of their murder, the internet outrages and sensationalism pours from the phones and news outlets like


Dear Katy Perry, You’re Not Black

It’s time for us to sit down and talk about the cultural appropriating, Obama-slamming, racist mess that is Katy Perry. Now, we’ve always known Katy Perry to be problematic, from her casual banter about wanting to skin Japanese people and wear them to her homophobic song “You’re So Gay”, there’s always some receipts lurking in the crevices of the internet just waiting to be pulled out. Well, I’m pulling them out. In Perry’s “This is How We Do” music


One Hundred Eighth Graders Refused to Take a Photo With Paul Ryan

In the most powerful city in the country where power and scandal bask in the air, South Orange Middle School eighth graders from New Jersey threw some major shade when they arrived in the nation’s capital. For students who don’t live in the District of Columbia, Maryland, Virgina(DMV) witnessing the wonders of Washington D.C. is a privilege. However, when some of the eighth graders of South Orange MS arrived they were more than reluctant when told


Why Not Acknowledging Colorism Makes You Racist

col·or·ism prejudice or discrimination against individuals with a dark skin tone, typically among people of the same ethnic or racial group. Colorism is a term that’s rather unfamiliar to mainstream, as the term isn’t used as commonly as racism. Many might not realize that the terms are unequivocally intertwined. Colorism is a byproduct of centuries of embedded racism that has integrated its way into a diversity of cultures. We see colorism in Asian cultures, in

Real Life

Simone Biles Delivers the Clapback of the Century on Dancing with the Stars

Simone Biles gives the clap back of the century when being criticized on Dancing with the Stars for not smiling. After performing her first dance, Biles was presented with a mixed response from the judges regarding the authenticity of her smile. Host Tom Bergeron then proceeds to criticize her as to why she didn’t smile when she received positive reviews. You would think a four-time Olympic gold medalist knows a thing or two about how to conduct herself in


Happy Earth Day to Everyone Except Trump

One week from now on April 29, it will have been 100 days since the Trump presidency began and most of us are already counting down the 1368 days until his term is over. It’s bad enough that we have a racist, homophobic, transphobic, and xenophobic president, but the guy doesn’t even like the environment either. Since it’s Earth Day let’s talk about all the things President Cheeto has done to show us he’s not a big fan

Awesome AF Teens

Meet Matt Post, the High School Student Transforming Education in His Community

It’s 2017 and we are, more than ever, in the age of teen activism and advocacy. These days, it would be primitive to think that teens don’t care about the community and the world around them. Matt Post, a 17-year-old teen residing in Montgomery County, Maryland, has proved that over and over again. Post is an educational policy advocate and aid, confronting the diverse issues that all students face when attending public school. Post testified in front


Maria Borges Is the First African Woman of the Century To Be on the Cover of Elle

Maria Borges just made history when she became the new cover of the newest issue of ELLE Magazine. This 24-year-old Angolan model has walked the runway for Dior, Banana Republic, Victoria’s Secret, Versace and much more. She has been featured in campaigns for Givenchy, Tommy Hilfiger, H&M, Bobbi Brown, C&A, L’Oréal, Mac Cosmetics, and Forever 21. Given all her notable works it’s no shock that she has become the first African woman of this century to be on

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