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We Are Precious


Even if you didn’t grow up in a religious household, surely you’ve heard the song with the lyrics “red and yellow, black and white, they are precious in His sight.” Even if you are not religious, surely you can understand the importance of these lyrics to Americans at the time. Today, two NYPD officers were gunned … Continue reading

Ferguson

Ferguson


For the most part, I’ve been keeping my opinions of the events in Ferguson to myself. I wasn’t on the jury, I was not present when Michael Brown was killed, and I’m not here to cast judgement on something I have no proof of. However, in the days following the shooting, something has been weighing … Continue reading

Fraternity suspended for racist MLK party


I can’t process this much stupid in one sitting. Summary: A bunch of white kids (like the whitest white kids ever) from Arizona State’s chapter of Tau Kappa Epsilon dressed up like this and posted pictures to Instagram. No one from the local chapter would speak to news reporters, but Patrick Cleason, TKE’s national organization direction,  did … Continue reading

Josephine Baker

Josephine Baker


  I realize that I slacked off towards the end of March for National Women’s History Month. School is brutal. Since March is coming to a close, I thought that I would do one last post. Josephine Baker was an American-born French dancer, singer, and actress. She became a citizen of France in 1937 and was fluent in both … Continue reading

Elizabeth Cady Stanton

Elizabeth Cady Stanton


If you are a woman living in America, you can thank Elizabeth Cady Stanton for your right to vote. She was a leading figure of the early women’s civil rights movement. The first women’s rights convention was held in 1848 in Seneca Falls, New York. Elizabeth presented her Declaration of Sentiments at the convention and is considered the leader … Continue reading

If we have to rank women…


It’s that time of year again. I don’t mean the holiday season, either. 2012 is coming to a close, which means we get to find out “the most beautiful people” of the year. I don’t agree with ranking women, but since society will do as it pleases, I’m happy with the choices. This is according … Continue reading

The Supreme Court, miscegenation & gay marriage

The Supreme Court, miscegenation & gay marriage


I’m not about to write some lengthy post about whether or not gay marriage should be legalized. I don’t want to throw my opinions at you either. However, I do want to give you something to think about. Interracial marriages are not uncommon. Well, up until 45 years ago, they were illegal. In 1967, the Supreme Court made … Continue reading