Classism: The New Racism?

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Nothing displays the ills of society’s views towards race in media more than an outburst from Kanye West. Whether it is a comment about who should rightfully win an award or explaining George Bush’s lack of concern for Black people, Kanye may be seen as irrational, but he does highlight important oversights in the Black community. On October 10, 2013, …

3 Tips to Eliminate Hair Envy: For New Naturalistas

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       Making the decision to embark on the natural hair journey is a major one. As you embark upon this new chapter of your life, you will encounter various resources that will claim to give you the beautiful long and curly hair you have always wanted. However, many women experience “hair envy” during the early periods of their …

Tea, Tea, Tea

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In the words of notable author Lemony Snicket, “Tea should be as bitter as wormwod and as sharp as a two edged sword.” However, not all teas are created equal or even bitter necessarily. Tea comes in an assortment of flavors and different hues of color depending on what type of tea leaf it originates from. According to teavana.com, all …

Gabby Douglas and The Hair Dilemma

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Douglas is the first Afrikan American gymnast in Olympic history to become the individual All-Around Champion, and the first American gymnast to win gold in both the individual All-Around and team competitions at the same Olympics. In addition, she is the first and only American All-Around Champion to win multiple gold medals, so far. Despite all of her accomplishments, however, …

My N***A, My N***A!

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Five months ago when I first heard the song, “My N***a”, by local rapper YG, the first thing I noticed was the beat. Immediately, I found myself grooving to it. Initially, the lyrics weren’t too bad. I was used to YG’s subject matter so nothing came off particularly shocking. Then came the hook. The word “n***a” is repeated a total of …