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Here’s What Eric Reid’s Signing Means For the NFL

Eric Reid, the first NFL player to kneel with Colin Kaepernick, and in turn, become a free agent, finally got signed by the Carolina Panthers yesterday. The first time Eric Reid knelt was in 2016, when he decided to follow in Kaepernick’s footsteps and kneel as a calm protest for police brutality against African Americans. Although he knew his job was on the line, he still took a knee with his then-San Francisco 49er’s teammate,

Race, Real Life

How Natural Disaster Relief Fails Minorities

Does loss of life have a color? A certain bank account? A value based upon intelligence or access? Has our world reached a place wherein disaster relief and aid is just as polarizing as every other evidence of racial and socioeconomic divide? For the past week, the United States has effortlessly focused their time and energy in preparing the east coast for the impact of Hurricane Florence. Mandatory evacuations, taking effect in the Carolinas and


Stormzy Is Funding Cambridge Scholarships for Black Students

British grime artist Stormzy has announced that he is funding two scholarships for black students attending the University of Cambridge. This scholarship, known as the ‘Stormzy Scholarship,’ will fully cover tuition fees and provide a maintenance grant for up to four years of undergraduate study. The first two students will start their courses at the beginning of the new academic year this October with two further students selected for 2019 entry. This year’s entries will be self-funded by Stormzy


There’s A Crisis In Black Education That We Need To Talk About

Contrary to popular belief, getting an education is not just about books and grades- students are also learning how to respectfully and actively take part in the life of this nation. Without the freedoms offered to us through the U.S. Constitution, many students would not be able to take part in this process of free and equal education, most especially black students. As we look across the country, the ability for black students to obtain


Slave Patrols to #LivingWhileBlack: The Policing of Black Lives

For the past few months, the #LivingWhileBlack has been trending due to the plethora of similar cases of white people calling the police on black people for, well, living. From the Starbucks incident where two black men were arrested while waiting on their coffee, the police call made on a 8-year-old black girl selling water, calling the police on a black women for couponing, and many more 2018 has further proved that criminalization is part


Murder Of A 13-Year-Old Roma Girl Outrages… No One?

A Roma community living near the town of Amfissa, Greece has been calling for justice following the hit-and-run murder of a 13-year-old girl. However, despite their cries for help, no one seems to be paying attention, and no international media coverage has surfaced on the hate crime. According to a Greek newspaper, the incident occurred sometime after 8 P.M. when a 34-year-old local butcher drove to the Roma camp and fired his shotgun from inside the car. According


Everyday Racism Makes People Sick: The Health Disparities Between Black And White Americans

Study after study proves that the stress of experiencing racism and discrimination is making people sick. Sick as in being more likely to experience breast cancer, heart disease, high blood pressure, abdominal obesity, stroke, diabetes and premature mortality. As in being four times more likely than a white American to die in childbirth or during pregnancy as an African American and twice as likely to have one’s child die during their first year of life. In


Introducing Black Maternal Health Week

The first annual Black Maternal Health Week (BMHW) is currently underway and serves as a significant step towards addressing the challenges black mothers in the United States repeatedly face regarding their health. Led and founded by the Black Mamas Matter Alliance (BMMA) – an organization focusing their efforts on the maternal health and reproductive justice of black women – April 13 to April 17, is now a week solely for supporting black mothers and bringing


I’m White In An Arab Country And I’m Sick Of The Islamophobia

Dear Islamophobes, I’m a Westerner living in an Arab country and I’m sick of the ignorance. Spending my most intense teenage years split between Italy and the Middle East meant that every year that passed, I felt closer to the international vibe of Dubai and more distant from the typical Italian life that was once part of my routine. One thing that, in particular, I experienced a lot and started bothering me more and more


Half-Century Legacy: Investigating The FBI’s Criminalization Of MLK

While in modern years Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. has been unanimously praised as a valiant and  proud public leader, this has not always been the case. Dr. King has touched thousands of lives with his poetic words and heroic yet nonviolent actions, with activists and philosophers in the generations since his death adopting his mantras and doctrines and using them as their own personal guidance through life. This is unassailable in the aftermath and

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