Video: Black and Brown Arizona State Students forced to Defend New Multicultural Solidarity Center and Themselves from White Supremacist Rhetoric

On September 23, 2021 two white males displaying white supremacist & anti Black rhetoric walked into the recently constructed Arizona State Multicultural Solidarity Center (MSC). The MSC space is a safe space advocated for by Black & Brown students for the last 5 years. The center finally opened in Fall of 2021. For perspective it is CURRENTLY FALL OF 2021. The students of color who use the center as a safe space feel that ASU didn’t listen to their concerns regarding making the center safe for them from these types…

Why We Should Be Hella Concerned About Environmental Racism By Kymberly Akpowowo

What does August 29, 2005, vs. August 29, 2021, have in common? Sadly, a lot. Exactly 16 years to the day that Hurricane Katrina wreaked havoc in the state of Louisiana residents are dealing with Hurricane Ida. 16 years later we have made minimal progress in the fight to dismantle/improve the damaging effects of structural and environmental racism. To note, about 60% of the population in New Orleans is Black. At the time this post was penned, more than 800,000 residents were without power, sewage, or water in Louisiana. Of…

Grief in My Black Experience

“Libations poured in remembrance Balloons released into the sky Ritual and procession, Pomp and circumstance It’s an affair when Black people die.” -F. Renee Hamilton My earliest memory of death was being held in my mothers’ arms as we stood in line to view my paternal great-grandmothers body for the last time. I could not have been more than four years old, but this final saying of goodbye has forever been engrained in my memory. Vaguely, I remember various family members leaning over to kiss the lady whom I thought…

Brandon McGhee: how this tech CEO went from 51 cents to making 6 figures

Do you know your purpose in life? Every person is born with a purpose, which is often linked to your ultimate dream. As a child, we all have dreams and aspirations. Going into adolescence, those dreams may change. They can even potentially change again in adulthood and unfortunately, some people never see them come to pass. I always knew that I never wanted to be a person who let go of my dreams. I made a promise to myself as a young boy that I wouldn’t let anything stand in…