“Black graduation is where African-American graduating students come together to be celebrated and supported by their peers, faculty members, family, and friends,” writes 2018 Drexel grad Chè Benjamin.
I never felt comfortable in family pictures because I was the only black person and I felt out of place. I never told my mom about this because I didn’t want her to feel bad because it wasn’t her fault.
As a 14-year-old African American male, I have a strong opinion on police brutality because, just like millions of other black kids, I have been racially profiled by an police officer because of the color of my skin.
In response to the more than 600 fatal police shootings so far in 2016, and the nearly 1000 fatal police…
Amanda Agustin translates for her mom, whose native language is Spanish. In serving as a translator, she has come to understand the discrimination her mom faces and serve as a source of strength.
Reflecting on what he heard from the podium during the Republican National Convention, the former RNC chair said, “We acknowledge the history, we love talking about the civil rights act, we love talking about Abraham Lincoln and emancipation. But we’re not talking about today.”
I thought about how that could have been Derrick, about how someone close to me lives a very different life, one in which he doesn’t feel safe around the sworn protectors of his community.
On August 18th, 2015 Congresswoman Barbara Lee held a community forum at Brookins AME Church in Oakland, CA to discuss…
What happened on the evening of June 17th , Im sure startled a great amount of people around the world. I mean any time a large group of people are massacred many national and local eyes are opened but when the victims are african american, the people who actually notice these issues the most are the Black communities in America.