Being Black in America Should Not Be a Death Sentence

Featured Artwork: Nikkolas Smith Eric Garner, Ahmaud Arbery, and now, George Floyd, were all subject to the same fate: their deaths were written by white men. You can deny it but the facts won’t change, these were hate crimes and none of the incidents were accidents. Eric Garner was put in a chokehold by an…

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Am I Too Brown, or Not Brown Enough: Why We Have to Drop the Whitewashing Rhetoric

Featured Artwork: Manjit Thapp “So, you’ve really never watched any of the classic Bollywood movies?” asked a brown girl I had just met at a friend’s party.  “Not even Kuch Kuch Hota Hai? Or Kal Ho Naa Ho?!” With a sheepish grin, I shook my head at each one. “Uh no, I’ve really only seen…

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Do You Feel As Good As You Look?

Featured Artwork: Rocco Baviera A Short Story About Fashion and Homelessness It was a few days before my 25th birthday and I decided to have my party early because all my friends were going to be with their families for Thanksgiving. It was an unusually cold November night; in fact, it was November 16th, 2013,…

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