It’s a thing that shouldn’t have to be said, but it’s an affirmation that we need. For centuries, black women have been ridiculed for having physical features that don’t resemble those of European women. We’ve been depicted as strange or undesirable in art and literature, and plenty of similar depictions persist in popular culture today.
I titled this blog Truth Justice and Failure because they all interrelate. Each one is just as important as the other. If you have attended or visited Alcorn State in the past 10 years or so you will notice the (Three-string barb-wire fence) that encircles the campus. People who do not understand the political reasoning
WASHINGTON — A white police officer in North Charleston, S.C., was charged with murder on Tuesday after a video surfaced showing him shooting and killing an apparently unarmed black man in the back while he ran away. The officer, Michael T. Slager, 33, had said he feared for his life because the man took his
One of the defining issues of this millennium has been the bifurcation of the criminal justice system, with one set of rules for ordinary people and another for elites. We’ve learned that justice is a commodity to be purchased rather than a universal value delivered without prejudice. That’s the proper backdrop to the news of convictions in
I was forward a “discussion” you started some weeks ago regarding a WJTV report from youtube on the illegal closing of the gate across a public road you called “buffoonery.” Well, some people’s culture or history on a subject would also be called “buffoonery” by some who don’t understand, be willing to accept, or quite
1) Never cut class in order to attend a party, or sleep in after a party. Partying should be secondary to classes. 2) Talk to your roommate about designating specific time frames for homework and studying. If you can both get in a routine together, you will hold one another accountable. 3) Give yourself a
It can be hard enough to stay awake during those 8 a.m. lectures – yet alone seem like you actually know what’s going on. You’re too busy daydreaming about Friday, free food in the quad, or that lab partner you’re crushing on. We have your back. Here are 7 handy tricks to help you seem
TIP#1 GO TO CLASS AND PARTICIPATE You have to be there to learn, take notes, network with other students, and to develop a rapport with the professor. It is also critical that you participate in class discussions, answer questions when raised, and volunteer information relevant to the topic. TIP#2 READ YOUR SYLLABUS, KEEP YOUR SYLLABUS,