Posts tagged society
Get Real: 5 Ways to Deal with Being Black in America

In the wake of everything going on in the world today, one must increase consciousness. I am a black woman in a country that is not set up for me. Therefore, I have to make myself knowledgeable about current events in the black communities and support my Kings and Queens. These days all I hear in the streets is, “why is the news not covering this…why are they imprisoning our black brothers…why, why why?” Stop blaming society for the problems in our communities. We are a part of society. Here are tips I use to deal with everyday life in America as an African-American.

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One Question from A Homeless Woman Changed My Life

It was an awful day. At least that’s how my narcissistic self was perceiving that specific Friday. I had failed another Statistics exam, after studying for three days in a row. I had just started fighting with my mom through Skype because my rent was too high – I used to leave the lights on at all times in my apartment. I know, don’t judge me. And last but not least, I was having some drama with a group of friends from my floor. All I wanted was a freaking iced-latte and some sweet dessert. So, I decided to take the bus to the mall and sit in the really cute coffee shop inside.

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Music Impacts This Gender More Than You Think

With an artistic license comes room for creativity and freedom of expression. The constitution holds our right to freedom of speech. What we do with our free speech, however, has the power to influence others. I think so is the case, especially when it comes to music and the artist behind the music. This is why I think we need to be more mindful of what we listen to, especially boys, who grow up to be men.

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Black Lives Do Not Matter

An historical movement that has grabbed the world’s attention is #blacklivesmatter. Some believe it is nothing more than just a hashtag while others believe it is going to be a catalyst for significant change in U.S. race relations. Regardless of any of these opinions, this phrase or “hashtag” has pervaded the minds of all Americans. In this blog series, we will break down this phrase/hashtag, analyze the historic worth of a black life before it ever became a hashtag, and examine how this hashtag could actually become reality through action and practical solutions.

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The Victims of a Rape Culture

A former Stanford University student has made headlines for raping an intoxicated, unconscious woman behind a dumpster on the university campus. Turner, who received a sentence of 6 months in prison by Judge Aaron Persky, gave a statement in court in which he blamed his actions as a product of a “party culture” and “sexual promiscuity.”

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