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Hidden Figures- 7 Prominent African Americans in Science that Were Not Taught in School

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Photo by Francisco Schmidt via Flickr I recently saw Hidden Figures at the Westwood Village theater and it was inspiring, to say the least. The phenomenal (and I do mean phenomenal) movie is about three Black women who worked at the Langley Research Center as scientists and mathematicians who helped launch NASA’s first successful space missions in 1962. It starred my …

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Black Bruins Cope With Donald Trump Victory

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Photo  via Pixabay On Wednesday, November 9, UCLA students were obliged to attend classes amid the emotional aftermath of one of the most traumatizing events in recent U.S. history. On January 20, 2017, Donald J. Trump will become the President of the United States of America. Dear God help us all. It feels like a waste of time to parse, …

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The Discrimination of Black Women in Online Dating

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I joined Tinder a few weeks after my first heartbreak. I had always regarded online dating as romance’s modern day horror show: ego, debauchery, and desperation. But after binge-watching Californication on my ex-boyfriend’s Netflix account I decided I needed connection. I figured if I swiped cautiously I could find a respectful yet passionate boy to go to music shows with. …

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THE HARSH REALITY OF RACIST INTERNET TROLLING

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Photo by Geralt via Pixabay We all know what trolling is. It’s when anonymous people on the internet, most of whom seem to be profoundly unhappy, post negative, unhelpful comments on forums and comments sections of websites. Often, they are so nonsensical and persistent that one can only assume their sole purpose in perusing the internet is to upset people. …

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The Media Misrepresent the Revolution

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Photo by Steve Rhodes via Flickr “We want Freedom. We want power to determine the destiny of our Black community”; this is the first point of the Black Panthers’ 10 point program. The 10 points were centered around bettering the Black community and dissociating from the broader white community.   The leaders of the Party were able to see the …

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The Side Piece Complex

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Photo by Keoni Cabral via Flickr With serious trust issues in relationships revolving around infidelity and other unfaithful acts, the question I hear most is: “if you want more than one person and cannot be faithful, why not just be single?” This is a very relevant question in college, where we come into contact with a wide range of young …

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Is There Still a Need for Black History Month?

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Photo via Flickr “Either you want to segregate or integrate,” said Stacey Dash expressing her feelings about Black issues in America today. Recently, the  infamous Ms. Dash has been receiving a lot of attention for her outspoken declaration that things like BET and other “Black only” award shows are no longer needed at this time. She even goes as far …

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The Dangers of It “Going Down in the DM”

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The role that smartphones play in relationships is growing larger and larger. Everyday technological features are being added that decrease privacy and increase user suspicion. From iPhone read receipts, to it “going down in the DM’s,” it is hard to get away from the negative effects that cell phones and social media have on the relationships of our young generation. …

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Barbershop Talk

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Photo by Scott Smith via Flickr   The communal environment found in well-established Black barbershops provides customers with a quality haircut, a safe place to voice their opinions and feelings, and an outlet for young men to pick up words of wisdom from their elders. Black barbershops are a place that have a distinct “grit, rhythm, and attitude,” voiced Masai …