Empowerment

Empowerment

An Open Letter to My Body

Last year, if someone had asked me how I felt about my body, I would simply say I didn’t like it. Sometimes, I struggle with self-love and acceptance when it comes to my body. It’s a love-hate relationship. One day, I’m fierce and hot, the next I’m not. It’s no secret I’m not the same size I […]

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Empowerment
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Spring 2017

Why is Natural Hair Such a Big Deal For Black Women?

About five years ago in college, I decided to natural. My hair had hit a standstill. It wasn’t growing but it wasn’t shedding. I looked like I had a fresh bob cut every week, but I didn’t. It just would not grow. A friend suggested that I go natural. Normally, my friend’s suggestion are spot […]

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Empowerment

Contradictions of Crime and Race

Recently I shared a piece of content on Facebook that started a disagreement in opinion between a friend and I. It compared the rummage of Bill Cosby’s career to Charlie Sheen’s. For those who are not aware, Cosby was recently stripped of most of his honorary degrees and had shows thrown off the air, due […]

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Education
Empowerment

Cory Booker reinforces education

Cory Booker was sworn into office as the second African American in history to be elected into Senate.  He is also the first African American elected to the upper chamber of Congress, since Obama in 2004. This is a major step for African Americans, since 1870 when Hiram Revels was elected. One of his visions […]

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