A (Personal) Written Speech on Racism & Anti-Blackness

Featured Artwork: Shirien Damra 6.13.20 Hi. I’m Na’ilah. A lot of y’all know me as Nailah — minus the Arabic pronunciation — because it’s easier for me to dumb my name down for everyone else’s benefit. My name is Arabic for achiever, I believe. I never felt like it was a name that fit me.…

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Urgent Call to Action: Feeding Yemen

Featured Artwork: Niki Singleton A Nation. A nation compounded with poverty and thrown off the edge with a civil war.  A nation once skyrocketing with rich architecture now littered with bombs and destruction in all its form. A nation screaming for help yet silenced by the very lack of awareness to their suffering.  A nation…

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Black Lives More Than Matter

Featured Image: Minnesota Historical Society The recent developments in this country have shed light on a harrowing reality: there are two different Americas in the United States. There’s mainstream America, mostly occupied by Caucasians. This side of the country comes with the typical American Dream — a sizable dwelling place, a picturesque lawn typically protected…

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We’re All Racist

Featured Artwork: Chelsea Beck Why Legal Reform Alone Is Not Enough You might have read the title of this article and immediately thought it could not possibly apply to you. After all, how could you be racist when you’ve been going to protests, posting Instagram stories and retweets all day, calling your representatives, and signing…

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Between the World and Me: A book by Ta-Nehisi Coates

Featured Image: The Atlantic Have you ever felt fearful of your body growing up? Have you ever felt unsettled with your own identity? Ta-Nehisi Paul Coates talks about the apprehensive state in which he grew up in his book, Between the World and Me. He confides all his intimate concerns, worries and agitations to his…

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Yemen: Why The World Needs To Wake Up

Yemen, the country once known as the land of the happy and fortunate is far from its pre-existing glory.  The Yemeni Civil War is an ongoing war that began back in 2015, between the Yemeni government and the Houthi-led rebels, a coalition backed by the UAE and Saudi Arabia along with the U.S. The war…

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Combating Anti-Black Racism Within Latinx Communities

Featured Artwork: Brittany Holloway As tensions erupt across the globe, the Latinx community has shown solidarity by demanding the end of racism and protesting throughout the cities. Systemic racism and police brutality have disproportionately caused pain and merciless murder for Black people in the United States. However, marching in the streets is not enough to…

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The Breath That Connects Us

Featured Artwork: Feroze Alam In the same week that George Floyd was so callously killed by a police officer in Minneapolis, I attended a webinar celebrating Africa Month and what it meant to be African. Right here in South Africa, a country that carries the heavy legacy of colonialism, slavery, and apartheid, is irrefutable, scientific…

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Are The Filipino People Truly Free?

Featured Artwork: Thea Torres On June 12th, the Philippines celebrates its 122nd year of independence: a feat we achieved thanks to our forefathers who wielded their pens and swords and revolted against our colonizers. But given the recent turn of events, our country seems to be doing them a great disservice by allowing a tyrant…

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