Young, black, & educated: College & beyond

All my life, I’ve attended primarily white schools, and every seemingly simple task — from juggling classes and teachers and finding a friend group, to joining clubs and organizations that are a good fit — had a similar obstacle: entering spaces that have a smaller black population. The majority always has a preconceived notion of …

‘Black Panther’: Killmonger is the everyday African-American misogynist in denial

After seeing Black Panther on opening night, I knew that there would be endless articles of people’s reviews on the highly-anticipated film: Theories of the symbolic meanings; ideas on what the film did for black identity; black progressiveness; successful black films; black superheroes; black characters outside of the negative images of pimps and prostitutes and …

Collateral beauty: The realization of being a black woman

Even when I was a little, high-yellow 4-year-old running around with Shirley Temple curls in some random, hot pink tutu when I didn't even take ballet, I complained that there were not enough black people on TV. I've always been vocal and fought for what -- in my mind -- I thought was right. I …