Happy International Transgender Day of Visibility from Nommo

Leilani Fu’Qua Black History, Culture, LGBTQ+, Lifestyle, News, World Leave a Comment

On this Trans Visibility Day, Nommo would like to celebrate the beauty and resilience of Black transgender individuals. Black trans activists have been at the center of the fight towards liberation, on the axes of race, gender identity, and sexuality. However, prioritizing the health and safety of Black trans people remains an issue across the globe. Illuminated by healthcare disparities, …

I May Destroy You: A Groundbreaking, Black Series

Ulani Mafate Black History

It took about 191 drafts, but writer, creator, and lead actress Michaela Coel managed to create this socio-cultural paradigm of modern-day television, a nuanced opus that despite The “Hollywood Foreign Press Association’s lack of recognition (Specter, 2021),” found the spotlight in entertainment. I May Destroy You is genre-defying, packed with more relevant issues than one can detect after the first …

BHM: Immigration

Sandi Wiggins Black History

     Coming to America Immigration to America from African countries is growing at an ever-increasing rate, bringing with them expansive cultures and diverse lifestyles. From language and slang, cultural dishes and festivities, to music and dancing, the presence of African culture is growing more prevalent day by day. Although not always in ideal ways (see TikTok’s latest “fufu” challenge, in which …

The History Behind the Green Book

Hannah Masresha Black History

“Oh yeah, the Green Book, isn’t that the movie that won Best Picture or something?” No. That’s not just what the Green Book was. In the mid-1900s, when Black migration was rampant, Black individuals constantly moved around, longing for a place where the air was crisp, clean, and racist-free. But in a country where one wrong turn could land you …

Black History Month: Environmental Justice

Allison Scott Black History

Environmental issues are often overlooked within Black communities, even though we are among the most adversely affected communities. The conversation is growing in light of the pandemic, but Black communities have been disproportionately affected by issues, such as climate change and pollution, for decades. The health disparities resulting from conditions within our communities are directly linked to institutionalized racism. More …

Black History in Modern Meals

Natalie Baltimore Black History, Culture

Meal: Jerk Chicken Many modern meals in the Americas have been historically rooted and altered by African slaves. An example of one meal is Jamaican Jerk Chicken. There are many different theories as to the meal’s origins, therefore the similarities between the various accounts are as follows.  Recipe: https://www.foodandwine.com/recipes/jamaican-jerk-chicken Although nowadays used with jerk chicken seasoning, the “jerk method” was …

Black History Month: Black is Fashion

Kristal Ombogo Black History, Culture

Following the rise of the BLM movement this last summer, there has been a significant increase of awareness from non-black allies to #BuyBlack and pressure for the fashion industry as a whole to elevate Black-owned businesses and creators. Historically, there has been a complicated relationship between Black culture and the fashion industry, with one too many cases of appropriation and …