Dating While Black

Leilani Fu’Qua Lifestyle, Opinion

As February reaches an end and we enter the spring quarter,  I’ve noticed that too many Black bruins struggle with cultivating healthy relationships.   Parental expectations, stereotypes pressuring black couples to have “that Jada and that Will love,” and influential traumas are all factors that contribute to the decline of hopeful, flourishing relationships. In response, I’ve compiled a list of general …

The Side Piece Complex

Jerzy Messan Archive

Photo by Keoni Cabral via Flickr With serious trust issues in relationships revolving around infidelity and other unfaithful acts, the question I hear most is: “if you want more than one person and cannot be faithful, why not just be single?” This is a very relevant question in college, where we come into contact with a wide range of young …

The Dangers of It “Going Down in the DM”

Jerzy Messan Archive

The role that smartphones play in relationships is growing larger and larger. Everyday technological features are being added that decrease privacy and increase user suspicion. From iPhone read receipts, to it “going down in the DM’s,” it is hard to get away from the negative effects that cell phones and social media have on the relationships of our young generation. …

The Chance of a Lifetime

Brian Griffith Archive

Photo by Will C. Fry via Flickr Many people have jumped on the bandwagon of the Powerball jackpot. The Powerball jackpot has continued to grow, and it has grown so much that it is now at a record $1.5 billion. After taxes and other fees are taken out, it is reduced, to a still mind-blowing, $930 million. Lottery officials reported …

Chipotle: The Wait May Be Over

Naima Lamb Archive

Photo by Michael Saechang via Flickr Chipotle representatives confirm that last week, executive members met with officials from the Center for Disease Control to discuss the status of the restaurant’s E. Coli outbreak. At a conference in Orlando, FL, Chipotle CEO Steve Ells stated “I’m hopeful that the CDC will call this over soon. We know that Chipotle is as …

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 …

Black Men and Weaves

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Following the publishing of my latest article, “Natural or Not: A Discussion on Natural Hair vs. Weaves,” many female students of color on campus approached me to further discuss this phenomenon among the Afrikan American community. In our talks, the subject of Black men and their feelings toward our hair entered the conversations frequently. Many of the women I spoke …