Awkwafina’s Blaccent

Natalie Baltimore Arts & Entertainment, News

Awkwafina is a peculiar actress to say the least. Best known for her roles in Oceans 8, The Farewell, Crazy Rich Asians, and Jumanji, her rise to fame began with her rap career once her song “My Vag” went viral on Youtube in 2012. Nora Lum, (Awkwafina’s real name) was raised in Queens (New York City) by her Chinese-American father, …

Black History in Modern Meals

Natalie Baltimore Black History, Culture

Meal: Jerk Chicken Many modern meals in the Americas have been historically rooted and altered by African slaves. An example of one meal is Jamaican Jerk Chicken. There are many different theories as to the meal’s origins, therefore the similarities between the various accounts are as follows.  Recipe: https://www.foodandwine.com/recipes/jamaican-jerk-chicken Although nowadays used with jerk chicken seasoning, the “jerk method” was …

The Media Misrepresent the Revolution

Brian Griffith Archive

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 …

Hair is The Last Thing on My Head: Balancing Hair Care and College Demands

Aaliyah Sade Murphy Archive

Whether you rocks your hair natural, relaxed or weaved up, maintainence of black hair demands time and tender love and care but as full time college students that is time that many of us do not have. Loving the versatile doo’s of black hair is the easy part, but for many fulfilling student duties while taking care of one’s hair in this ‘new home …

Little Miss African American Scholarship Pageant

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The Little Miss African American Scholarship Pageant will celebrate its 21st year anniversary on Sunday, August 10, at the Wilshire Ebell Theatre in Los Angeles, CA.  Pageant producer Lisa Ruffin has once again announced a nationwide registration and will select 50 young participants, between the ages of six and 12 for the event. The pageant has seen support over the …