Guest Lecturer Discusses ‘The Rebellious Life’ of Rosa Parks

Briana Tracy Archive

In elementary and high school we are told the brave and historic story of Rosa Parks and how her refusal to move from her seat on the bus changed the course of history. On Wednesday, April 27th visiting lecturer Jeanne Theoharis from Brooklyn College spoke about her biography, The Rebellious Life of Mrs. Rosa Parks which was published in 2013. …

Health Concerns for ADHD Children

Briana Tracy Archive

Photo via Flickr On Tuesday, May 3rd, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention publically expressed concerns about medicinal treatments for toddlers and young children diagnosed with Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder or ADHD. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recommends that parents of young children with the diagnosis try behavior therapy first, but less than half are receiving such services. 75 percent …

U.S. Adopts Israeli Tactic in New ISIS Bombings

Briana Tracy Archive

Photo by David B. Gleason via Flickr On Tuesday, April 26th the United States adopted a unique Israeli tactic in its fight against ISIS: exploding a missile above a building to warn civilians inside that it’s about to be bombed in an effort to get civilians out before they are hit. By using an aircraft and other intelligence assets to …

The First African American Woman is Coming to the $20 Bill

Aaliyah Sade Murphy Archive

Photo via Flickr On the morning of April 20th, the most googled phrase was “Who is Harriet Tubman?” This occurred in response to news that American hero Harriet Tubman would soon grace the front of the $20 bill. The announcement left the internet in shambles, prompting celebratory tweets and funny memes by members of the Black community while sending others …

Tragic Flooding in Houston

Briana Tracy Archive

Photo by Martin Katerberg via Flickr The Houston area continued to recover Tuesday, April 19th after historic flooding swept across Southeast Texas, where at least six people are reported dead and at least 1,000 homes swamped. All of the deaths are caused due to drownings when people drove their cars into flooded roads. The National Weather Service issued a flash …

Kerry Washington Portrays Anita Hill in New HBO Film

Brian Griffith Archive

Photo via Flickr Kerry Washington is portraying Anita Hill in the upcoming film Confirmation. Anita Hill, a professor of law for many years, was instrumental in pushing for stronger sexual harassment laws being taken more seriously, especially for black women. Confirmation tells the story of Hill’s battle against Supreme Court Justice member Clarence Thomas. In 1981, shortly after becoming a professor, Hill accused Thomas …