Culture, Movies

We Mattered in ‘Joker’

This film showcased us in multiple ways with each one playing a role that mattered in the grand scheme of things.

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Movies

A Recap of Travis Scott’s Look Mom I Can Fly Documentary

Summer 2018 had a lot of music releases we are still talking about this year. One of the most popular and anticipated ones was Travis Scott’s ASTROWORLD which arrived after a huge promo run and had its own share of controversy that came after its release too. A year later we have now gotten Look […]

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Culture

A$ap Rocky v. Sweden

The trial has begun for American rapper, A$AP Rocky, (legal name Rakim Mayers) who could be facing two years in prison for an alleged assault in Sweden if found guilty. Mayers has been held in custody since early July, after being charged for the incident which took place on June 30.

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Culture

Bossing up at the BAUCE HAUS

Last Saturday I had the opportunity to attend an exclusive one day summit for BAUCE HAUS, an event that introduced women to self-made and ambitious Black women who provided tips and tactics on how to execute goals and be our own boss, and I must say that it was nothing short of amazing. Let’s start […]

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Activism, Culture, Television

When They See Us Review

Like a majority of things on Netflix, I found out about When They See Us via Twitter. Many people were discussing how well made it was, how much they hated  Linda Fairstein and how it is only one of many situations that series how flawed our justice system is. There were also a large majority […]

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Activism

Her Body, Her Choice: Reasons Why Women Seek Abortions

Disclaimer: This article is not completely unbiased. It is pro-choice. Abortion bans and heartbeat bills passing in several states such as Alabama and Georgia is the latest hot topic of discussion. Abortion has been a hot-button issue in politics for years, but since the Supreme Court ruled in favor of Roe v. Wade in 1973, people across […]

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Culture

Pushing For More (Accurate) Representation in Media

In 2018, it’s no secret that representation in media is important for all people. Proper media representation means that children of all shades, size, shapes and sexual orientations can see all the opportunities available to them. It means they won’t grow up thinking that they should look, speak or act a certain way to be successful.

However, representation can only mean these things when it is rooted in speaking the truth for everyone, not just a few. While it is a huge accomplishment to get POC, trans or disabled characters on screen, it’s not necessarily enough. The characters have to be as multi-dimensional and complex as the real people they are meant to represent.

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