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Free Black Women’s Library

By Chioma Ahaghotu The Free Black Women’s Library is an interactive mobile library that features 420 books of varying of genres all written by Black women. The goal of the library is to co-create space and provide access to the creativity, diversity, and unique brilliance of Black women, through books, visual, music, storytelling and performances. … Continue reading

Hurricane Matthew

By Tomi Adeboyejo   The southeastern coast of the United States was hit hard on Oct. 7 as Hurricane Matthew violently moved through Florida, Georgia, South Carolina and North Carolina. “There is nothing safe about what is getting ready to happen. This is the last time you will hear my voice when I am asking you … Continue reading

American Horror Story: Episode Review

By Shayla Stringfield As we get into the fourth and fifth episode of American Horror Story, we are now diving deep into the background of Roanoke. Not only do we find out the mystery behind “The Butcher” (played by Kathy Bates), but we also find the whereabouts of Lee’s daughter, Flora. In the beginning of episode 4, Shelby … Continue reading

Solange’s “A Seat at the Table” Sits at the Top of the Charts

By Lexi Russell ‘A Seat At The Table’ is not only a melodic masterpiece, but it invites Black people to celebrate and share their culture. It seems to be a conversation starter on every social media platform from Twitter to Tumblr. Each song has a different theme including being considered different for being black, getting … Continue reading

Hillsong NYC Pastor Carl Lentz: we are not saying ‘all lives matter’

By Simret Aklilu Pastor Carl Lentz of Hillsong Church NYC took to social media in late September to relay one message: We are not saying ‘All Lives Matter.’ Lentz posted a statement on Facebook saying that “At THIS church, we are not saying ‘All Lives Matter’ right now because this is a logical assumption that … Continue reading

Odell Beckham Jr.’s season is a forgettable one thus far

By James Marrow “Football is my sanctuary,” Giants’ third-year wide receiver Odell Beckham told ESPN’s Anita Marks on October 4. “It’s where I go to escape. It’s where I’m most happy. I’m not having fun anymore.” Odell Beckham is struggling to find his stride so far this season.

Kid Cudi declares “I deserve peace,” after checking into rehab

By Makayla Johnson Scott “Kid Cudi” Mescudi informed fans via Facebook on Oct. 4 that he is checking into rehab for depression and suicidal thoughts. The rapper, known for hits like “Day ‘n’ Nite” and “Pursuit of Happiness,” admitted he was “ashamed to be a leader and hero to so many while…living a lie.”

We all scream for ice cream…and social justice

By Alexis Ojeda-Brown Ben and Jerry’s, the successful Ice Cream franchise which originated in Vermont, has never shied away from voicing their opinion on social and political issues, from climate change to LGBT equality, the company has used all of its social media platforms to bring awareness to various issues—now police brutality and racism are among … Continue reading

Hijab arriving to NYFW

By Chioma Ahaghotu Anniesa Hasibuan, an Indonesian fashion designer, made history by being the first person to feature a hijab in every look in her collection at New York Fashion Week.

Gunman On Campus Causes Chaos and Controversy

By Lexi Russell A safety alert was sent to UMD students’ mobile devices in the late afternoon Tuesday. Word soon spread that there was a gunman seen near Ritchie Colosseum with an AR-15 assault rifle. Many students described the weapon as what is commonly used in the first-person shooter video game, Call of Duty.