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You am I, and I am you: The Call for Solidarity!

#BlackLivesMatter

If there’s one thing we can always count on history to do, that would be to repeat itself. In today’s media, it portrays nothing but a constant reminder how even in 2015, as African-Americans we still fight to be seen as equal.  605 more words

Society

black every friday: eleven things Black women aren't "allowed" to say

article adapted from Anna Gibson for forharriet.com

A brilliant article by Bustle recently detailed 10 things that women aren’t allowed to say. The list was extremely relatable and recounted everything from “That’s sexist!” to “I don’t want to have kids.” However, because of intersectionality, there are many ideas and opinions that Black women are also told we’re not allowed to have. 1,264 more words

Black Love

An emotional night with Fisk Jubilee Singers and Black Voices

Have you heard of the Fisk Jubilee Singers? No? Well neither had I until this year. It’s worth having a quick read of the history but essentially Fisk University opened in Nashville in 1866 as the first American university to offer a liberal arts education to “young men and women irrespective of color” and Queen Victoria commissioned a floor-to-ceiling portrait of the original Jubilee Singers during the 1873 tour as a gift from England to Fisk which was the last time they toured in the UK. 550 more words

Singing

High School Poetry Series: Gender, Identity, & Race — A'bria Robinson

A note from Series Editor Sarah Marcus: Born from a powerful in-class discussion that we had about gender, race, and the role of masculinity in rape culture, “Be A Man/Be A Woman” poems are an analysis of gendered personal experience and a study of our intersectionality. 640 more words

Poetry

Chicago Radio Personality Dies of Heart Congestion

Ty Wansley, a former STL resident who spent 35 years as a radio-show host in Chicago, died Wednesday at the age of 63.

Wansley lived in Hillsboro and attended Jefferson Community College before starting his radio career in 1972 in St. 79 more words

National News

Chicago Radio Personality Dies of Heart Congestion

Ty Wansley, a former STL resident who spent 35 years as a radio-show host in Chicago, died Wednesday at the age of 63.

Wansley lived in Hillsboro and attended Jefferson Community College before starting his radio career in 1972 in St. 79 more words

City