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 …

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 …

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 …

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

Leilani Fu’Qua News

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

Mary Sutton News, U.S., World

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 …

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 …