Tragic Flooding in Houston

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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

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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 …

Hillary Clinton Versus Donald Trump: Hypothetical Matchup

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Photo by Gage Skidmore via Flickr An online poll conducted between April 4-10th asked adults ages 18 and over to give their feelings about a potential election matchup between Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton this November. According to the poll, Clinton still leads the Democratic field nationally with 49 percent support among Democrats and Democratic-leaners, while Trump continues to lead the …

Naturally in Style: New Natural Hair Magazine Celebrates Authentic Black Beauty

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Photo by Dionysius Burton via Flickr The natural hair movement is becoming a popular trend in our society. Black women are more comfortable and proud wearing their own, natural hair. In August 2015, the first issue of an editorial titled “CRWNMAG” was released online to celebrate and encourage the natural beauty of women of color everywhere. Co-founders Editor-in-chief Lindsey Day …

Black is Just as Beautiful

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Standards of beauty  vary from country to country. However, one type of beauty that struggles to be accepted is the Black beauty. Black beauty features like thick hair, full lips, large breasts and butts are all highly sought after by other races, but these features are deemed unacceptable if a Black woman has any of these. M.A.C. Cosmetics recently received negative comments …

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 …

Senate Republicans Will Not Meet With Presidential Supreme Court Nominee

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Photo by Kjetil Ree via Flickr After Antonin Scalia’s passing, the United States Senate Republicans have remained firm on their decision to not replace Scalia’s seat until after the upcoming election. Now it has been reported that if President Obama was to select a nominee Senate leaders will not meet them.   Senator Mitch McConnell of Kentucky strongly urges President …

The Hidden Side of the Pell Grant

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Photo by Miran Rijavec via Flickr Non-traditional students who want to pursue higher education should be financially assisted throughout the completion of their degrees. The federal aids that are available to help low income students should pay for their education without leaving them to be left in a substantial amount of debt.   The Pell Grant is usually awarded to …