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Self-Care as the Leading Torch

Leilani Fu’Qua News

In collaboration with the Black AIDS Institute of Los Angeles: Audre Lorde’s 1988 A Burst of Light: Essays introduced me to the concept of self care as resistance. She writes, “Caring for myself is not self-indulgence, it is self-preservation, and that is an act of political warfare,” and inspires Black youth to prioritize their health, safety, and well-being against institutional …

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The Black Sapphic

Leilani Fu’Qua Culture, LGBTQ+, Lifestyle, Opinion, World

Women are traditionally and fundamentally underrepresented, underappreciated, and devalued in societal relationships. For Black women, this is amplified with Black men’s allegiance to heterosexism, misogynoir, and any claim to the privileges of the patriarchy they cling to, adding another level to the subordination of Black women. Lesbianism, and Black lesbianism specifically, has operated as a silent phenomenon within the Black …

Black American History and the British Messiah

Mary Sutton Arts & Entertainment, News

Blackness in film is a century-old topic that grew more complex over time. It initially focused on the exclusion of Black actors, which turned to the exclusion Black actresses, and now it focuses on the exclusion of Black films in general. These movies chronicle the lives of both real and fictional Black people, and some of the greatest examples come …

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, …

2 Months Later: What President Biden has done in his first 60 days

Kristal Ombogo News, U.S.

President Joe Biden has been in office for 60 days. Here’s what he’s done and failed to do so far. Within his first days of office, Biden signed several executive orders, many of them attempting to reverse Trump’s decisions during his term.  On his first day in office, Biden repealed Trump’s controversial travel ban that restricted migration, primarily from Muslim-majority …

Self-Cancellation: Dr. Seuss

Natalie Baltimore News, U.S., World

On March 2, the decision was made by the Dr. Seuss Foundation to stop publishing six of its titles because of its racist imagery. The books: “And to Think I Saw it on Mulberry Street”, “If I Ran the Zoo”, “McElligot’s Pool”, “On Beyond Zebra!”, “Scrambled Eggs Super!”, and “The Cat’s Quizzer” displayed varying degrees of offensive imagery. “And to …

Comparison is the Thief of Joy

Ulani Mafate Lifestyle, News, Opinion

(I wanted to start the following sentence with the phrase “like a lot of girls,” but truly, that’s a reductive statement, and only belittles my/our pain; I mention this in case anyone else often feels inclined to conform to this rather sexist statement.)  I have always wanted to be pretty. Growing up, I believed that I was. But, with every …

Statement In Regards to UCLA student & athlete Chris Weiland

Leilani Fu’Qua News

NOMMO Newsmagazine stands with the UCLA Black Student Athlete Alliance in the demand for UCLA athletics to take immediate action and remove student Chris Weiland from the team.  Furthermore, we would like to highlight the “Principles of Intolerance,” enacted into the UC system and UCLA’s Office of Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion in 2016, and specifically Principles “i” and “j” that …