Self-Cancellation: Dr. Seuss

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 …

Offended By My Sex Appeal

For generations, the conversation of sex within the Black community has become uncomfortable or overwhelmed with misconceptions and misinformation. The most sensitive subject within such dialogue is often the sexual experiences and sexual health of Black women. From sex work to romantic partners, Black women’s bodies are seen as commodities to be consumed yet are simultaneously devalued and shamed for …

I May Destroy You: A Groundbreaking, Black Series

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 …

Comparison is the Thief of Joy

(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 …

BHM: Immigration

     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 …

Statement In Regards to UCLA student & athlete Chris Weiland

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 …

Shh! Don’t Tell My Mom: On “Slag Wars” with Topher Cusumano

Shh! Don’t Tell My Mom,” hosts @f0luke__ & @kyafosterr sit down with Jack Angel, Sarah Isen, and writer & executive producer of Slag Wars @tophcus to discuss queer media representation and hit reality TV show “Slag Wars: The Next Destroyer.” Check it out HERE!

“If You Can’t Donate”: The Increase in Black Fundraisers

GoFundMe is an online platform where people can create fundraisers for all types of situations, ranging from simple projects like school events, to serious problems like school tuition. In the past, they normally appeared in relation to a viral event, but nowadays, they show up on every other post. The recent increase of GoFundMe pages on social media is the …