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What will fill my stomach?

This political cartoon caught my eye while perusing the Bloom Collection of the Black Panther newspaper. I was probably really hungry at that exact instance – Val dining never cuts it for me (I think I am allowed to complain about the nourishment my mom pays her hard-earned coin on that should sustain me enough to produce quality work and perform to my best both inside and outside of the classroom). 291 more words

Ne Cede Malis, Yield Not to Misfortune

Recently, some students from my former high school dressed in all black as a silent demonstration in respect of and support for the black and brown bodies lost to police brutality. 777 more words

"Night Catches Us"

As we put the final touches on our essays and finish biting our nails during finals period, I hope we all get a chance to decompress from such an emotional semester. 216 more words

Question for Open Carry Advocates: What if Muslims Start Doing It?

I know where I stand on equal protection under the laws….
The language is straight forward and unambiguous.
And I know I’ve been boo’d for suggesting that the history of gun control laws in the US is rooted in rascism. 447 more words

Tool Kit

"Why don't you pass a comb through it?" The Infatuation with Black Hair

The title of this post is a quote from an Amherst College professor to a first-year student this semester. The context to which this statement is attached grounds itself in the professor’s inability to distinguish two female students of color from one another, therefore urging one to “manipulate” her hair by means of a comb, for his sole benefit. 382 more words

Will Cuba extradite Assata Shakur to the US?

What’s next for Assata Shakur? With Havana’s humanitarian release of American Alan Gross—A USAID worker who had been imprisoned in Cuba for five years on accusations of espionage—President Obama announced a resumption in relations between the two countries after 53 years. 1,232 more words


Radikal Readings: Assata: An Autobiography

As President Obama announced a major change in U.S.-Cuba relations for the first time in 50 years, one of the first people that came to my mind was Assata Shakur. 410 more words