Come On, Taste the Rainbow!

Much of my life is spent in a car, as my father chuffers each of us to our designated destinations. It was on one of these arduous trips that he made a remark, which in short, denied a human the right to exist. His reasoning solely premised on the fact that, this exquisite individual’s hips…

“I DIDN’T DO NOTHING, LEAVE ME ALONE!”

Mike Brown, Eric Garner and Freddie Grey, these are some of the men who have recently been killed by police brutality in the United States of America. All of these men who were killed by law enforcement were unarmed and innocent, one (that being Mike Brown) was a teenager who was gunned down by the…

LGBT People of Color More Likely to Face Poverty

By Marisa Taylor LGBT people of color face a high risk of suffering from poverty because of discrimination and lack of strong legal protections, according to a new report released on Thursday. An estimated 3 million American adults identify as gay, lesbian, bisexual or transgender (LGBT) people of color, according to the report co-authored by…

Are We Witnessing the Emergence of A Black Spring?

By Priscilla Ocen & Khaled A. Beydoun http://www.gettyimages.com/detail/news-photo/detail-view-of-a-mans-shirt-that-reads-black-lives-matter-news-photo/472093764 In the spring of 2010, we witnessed massive protests in the Arab World. The people of Egypt, Tunisia and Libya had enough; they had enough of the violence propagated by the state, of the political and economic marginalization that characterized their existence for generations and they had…

‘DO NOT GO TOWARDS THE LIGHT!’: The Skin Bleaching Pandemic

When the average Joe hears about skin bleaching, or lightening as it is more commonly referred to, there are often connotations of black people particularly African Americans using it as it is a popular held belief that a lighter skin tone connotes education, social mobility and heterosexual desirability. Although this is very true to the…