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Why We Need To Be Talking About Western High

Western High School is the oldest public all-girls high school remaining in the United States today. It is the third-oldest public high school in the state of Maryland, and proudly carries the label of being a National Blue Ribbon School. The school is located in the heart of Baltimore, a city where Black people make up roughly 63 percent of the population – A city known for its issues with inequality. The school is made


#MeToo Sparks Up Overdue Conversation On Sexual Assault

Every 98 seconds, an American is sexually assaulted. This rising statistic doesn’t come close to accounting for the countries in which sexual assault is even more common, and little is done about it. This statistic doesn’t account for place after place in this world where sexual assault is still an issue that isn’t talked about. This statistic doesn’t shed light on the many cases that aren’t reported, aren’t talked about, and are kept hidden out


Facebook Suspends People of Color For Calling Out White People Online But Doesn’t Delete Hate Speech Targeted at Minority Groups

In this day and age, critiquing established systems of power is essential — especially when critiquing white people. White people as a whole are undoubtedly the most notorious oppressors in our world, and there is nothing wrong with pointing out where we fall short. Social media has created spaces where this critiquing can take place. From Facebook rants to Twitter threads, there are so many opportunities to express what we believe. And we have the


Dear White America, Stop Telling Minorities to Give Trump a Chance

After the horrible news that Donald Trump was elected as President, the next day I attended my Psychology lecture. My white male professor, who is a veteran, walked in smiling. He asked his class of 98% minority how we felt about the election. After hearing us talk with such anger, he raised his hand and silenced us. In his exact words, he said, “Look, I don’t like the guy either, but just give him a


Rap Music: The Heart Of Our Culture Is Misunderstood As Toxic

  The year was 1972, and seventeen-year-old Clive Campbell, a Jamaican immigrant and the oldest of six siblings, was preparing for a block party in his apartment building in the Bronx. Classmates and neighbors all flocked to the rec room of 1520 Sedgwick Avenue to dance and listen to music. Campbell, soon to be known as DJ Kool Herc, armed only with two record players, two speakers and a PA system, was drawing the blueprints

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