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EMPOWERMENT

The Mother of Education: How Susie King Taylor Set the Foundation for Black Education

“Young women who want an education will not be stopped.” The quote from Indian actor…

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The Story of Darlene Anderson, One of Roller Derby’s Unseen Titans

African Americans have made some significant contributions to the history of American sports, achieving many…

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Black Women Athletes: Their Humanity Is More Important Than Their Abilities

Athletes are modern-day superheroes. They run at speeds that are comparable to a moving car…

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Black Women: The Rising Face of Homelessness

The US Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) estimated 582,000 Americans experienced homelessness in…

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Alabama Brawl Draws Awareness to Racial Tension and Commendation for Black Solidarity in the Community

By now, you’ve seen the video of the brawl at the Alabama Riverfront dock in…

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Celebrating 75 Years of Black Women’s Leadership in the Armed Forces

This year marks 75 years since the pioneering Women’s Armed Services Integration Act was passed,…

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GAMING & TECH

Nostalgia and Pixelated-Punches: A Deep Dive into the ’90s Beat Em-Up Classic ‘Streets of Rage’

For true retro gamers, the mere mention of late ’80s and early ’90s video games is enough to invoke feelings of nostalgia. The early ’90s introduced gamers to the fourth generation of…

Is AI a Blessing or a Curse? 

It’s 2023 and artificial intelligence, also known as AI, is booming. With a simple tap on a phone screen, app users can edit photos to look like they’ve lived in the Elizabethan…

5 Historically Videogame Reasons Why I Have and I Always Will Vote Mike Haggar for Mayor

When talking about the ever-shifting political landscape, many people look to historical figures, such as Nelson Mandela or Martin Luther King Jr., or contemporary leaders, such as Keisha Lance Bottoms or Aja…

HEALTH & WELLNESS

5 Black-Owned Wellness Retreats

Self-care is a critical component of mental and physical wellness. It is especially important for Black women because we face unique challenges and stressors in our daily lives. The demands of work,…

If Loneliness Is an Epidemic, Then What Is the Cure?

“The most terrible poverty is loneliness and the feeling of being unloved” — Mother Teresa At the beginning of May 2023, Mental Health awareness month, the US Surgeon, General Dr. Vivek Murthy,…

Mental-Health Concerns for Black and Brown Students on Campus

College campuses have been under pressure to meet student’s mental-health needs, especially since the COVID-19 pandemic. Counseling centers and clinicians who work with students are now seeing a significant increase in anxiety,…

Autistic While Black

I remember being in the cafeteria in second grade when something was making my friend feel anxious. It wasn’t anything new. I was used to her being fidgety, sometimes pacing, and repeating…

How Weathering Negatively Affects Black Women

Shortly after the murder of George Floyd in May 2020, I was sitting in my home office on a Zoom call. I’m used to being the only Black woman in faculty meetings,…

8 Black Female Doctors You Should Be Following on Social Media

I bet in the last 24 hours, you’ve learned more about celebrity gossip and what’s trendy on Instagram Reels than what’s going on in your body. I don’t mean to shame you.…