Re’nesia Mills, University of Tampa
The new Netflix series discusses Kaepernick’s experiences with discrimination and the obstacles he had to overcome to achieve his dream.
Jael Davis, DePaul University
There’s a lot of information on how to take care of it, but here are a few ways to really, fully embrace it.
Dr. Joy DeGruy notes that many aspects of Black culture in America have developed from generational trauma due to slavery.
Why the concept of coming up with your own ‘hustle’ or opening a side business should be reevaluated, particularly within the Black community.
The unexpected benefits of having a doctor that shares a racial or ethnic background could have far-reaching effects — another reason why there should be more minorities in the medical industry.
What’s the purpose of such films and who are they for? They can be done well, but only if they don’t objectify the victims and are balanced by other films that show stories of Black success.
Gabrielle Pascal, Hofstra University
From the Know Your Rights Camp to GoodKids MadCity, these groups are empowering some of society’s marginalized young people.
Katherine Brand, University of Michigan
Kacen Callender’s young adult novel features a queer trans person of color amid friendships, love and a heartwarming journey of self-acceptance.
Juliana Fujii, Biola University
Beyoncé’s latest release is a celebration of Black beauty to empower Black women. The project unites African music and cultures in a visual masterpiece.
These Black influencers offer more than hair-care. They encourage viewers to love and appreciate all parts themselves — kinks, coils and all.
Reem Farhat, Fordham University
COVID-19 might affect the collection of U.S. population data, but the count suffers more because some communities are continually overlooked.
The Black activist teaches aspiring allies the art of confrontation and the need to overcome comfort to achieve change.
Nora Markey, Wesleyan University
Netflix’s original series seeks to introduce its audience to a firsthand view of the challenges facing Black university students.
Alyssa Alexander, SUNY Buffalo State
The fourth season of the HBO comedy-drama focuses on Issa and Molly’s friendship, as well as important issues like toxic masculinity and postpartum depression. Let’s discuss.
Celebrities like the Kardashians and companies like H&M are praised for the styles that black people are derided for, then profit off of the publicity caused by the anger.
With no dark-skin representation, the show is continuing the harmful idea that only light-skinned black people are worth casting.
Society is redefining what it means to be masculine and feminine. What does that mean for a culture rooted in gender roles?
Kayla Johnson, Bradley University
Being black at a predominantly white university is hard, but remember you’re not alone.
Why is this romance so important? You won’t see stereotypical tropes about black people here — just couples trying to navigate the tricky world of love.
Haley Newlin, Southern New Hampshire University
Even if you’re not part of the black community, it’s still important to recognize its significance and your role in the celebration.
Maahfio Otchere, Villanova University
Angie Thomas’ vivid novel follows the coming-of-age stories of teens living in two different communities facing racial conflicts.
Angela Fraser, CUNY Brooklyn
Lewis, founder of the summer camp Operation Summer Exposure, enables young black men to grow through exploring the great outdoors.
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