The Power of the N-Word

Although Allen Kingdom, a flame thrower, and the heavily censored version of Kanye West’s new song “All Day” were the main attractions at the Brit Awards last week, a bigger issue was resurfacing for the Chicago native and a majority of the hip-hop community. Images and video footage of Lionel Richie at the award ceremony […]

Wait, You’re American?

I’ve gotten used to it by now, but when I was younger, I didn’t understand why all these people were asking me such silly questions. “Are you from Korea?”, “North or South?”, “Were you born here?”, “Really, I didn’t know that!” From teachers, parents, friends, and even their cousins, they never seemed to run out […]

The Privilege Blame Game in College Debate

The past March, the debate duo Ruffin and Johnson from Towson University was the first female African American team to win the national championships for CEDA, the Cross Examination Debate Association which is the main organizational body for collegiate debate. The two went against another African American team from Oklahoma University. For the past few […]

Home of the Free and Land of Workplace Discrimination

Americans take pride in our country’s ideals of justice and equality, and in that fact that each citizen is made to be equal under the law. Here’s the truth though: Every citizen is not equal under the law, and justice/equality are terribly lacking in many areas, specifically in regards to LGBTQ (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, […]

Fresh Out

This is a sample from an essay that I recently wrote on Ex-Offenders reentry back into society: Being guilty can change the rest of your life in a court of law. Please allow me to chauffeur you into the world of crime , social injustice and societal stigmas. Please allow me to introduce you to […]

Save the Pearls – Unintentional, but still Racist

“Save the Pearls: Revealing Eden”, Victoria Foyt’s Young Adult dystopian book, is title that does not imply the black-dominated post apocalyptic world she attempts to write. After what appears to be a disaster caused by global warming and radiation, darker skin offers protection, and the caste system reverses. Apart from many instances that show a lack […]

Rep Yo Self: Halfbreed Clothing Company Ignites A Cultural Movement

America’s historic internal conflict regarding issues of race and ethnicity has led to centuries of racism and injustice for the minority people who call this country home. Although these issues sometime divide communities, Rudy Tee, founder and creator of Halfbreed Clothing Company has made it his mission to disregard the racial status quo. Halfbreed Clothing […]