It’s Always Black History Month

Leilani Fu’Qua Black History, Lifestyle, World

It’s the end of Black History Month. English teachers will conclude their reading of To Kill a Mockingbird (1960), History teachers have finished their 4-week retelling of the Trans-Atlantic Slave Trade, and Hoteps are done reminding everyone that cheating on Coretta was justifiable given MLK’s time away from home during the Civil Rights Movement. But what about the other 337 …

Some words over coffee with Jordan Hawkins

Daniella Hagopian Arts & Entertainment, Culture

This post has been edited for clarity. D: How long have you been doing music? Do you remember when you wrote your first song? J: It’s been a long time. I grew up singing in the church. I picked up piano, then guitar. I started writing around 12 years old. D: Who’d you grow up listening to? J: Erykah Badu, …

Jordan Peele’s “Get Out” Receives Four Oscar Nominations

Melody Gulliver Arts & Entertainment

Jordan Peele’s 2017 social thriller, “Get Out,” received four Academy Award Nominations including Best Picture and Best Original Screenplay. Following the Oscar reveal, Peele expressed his gratitude via Twitter. “Right now I’m just thinking about everyone who bought a ticket and told someone else to. You did this. Thank you,” wrote Peele. Peele’s directorial debut, Get Out, is a testament …

Recy Taylor, Rape Survivor and Civil Rights Activist, Dies Days Before 98th Birthday

Melody Gulliver Black History, Culture

Recy Taylor, daughter of Alabama sharecroppers, passed away ten days before her 98th birthday in her Abbeville nursing home. Taylor had become a prominent civil and women’s rights activist after surviving a traumatic rape during the Jim Crow era. In 1944, 24-year old Recy Taylor was brutally raped by six white men while walking home from church in Alabama. With …