Is there more to this torment in my own backyard?
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Is there more to this torment in my own backyard?
On April 20, 16-year-old Ma’Khia Bryant called 911for help in a situation which would ultimately result in her death. The Columbus Police Department shot and killed Bryant outside of her Ohio home. A day which should have been spent celebrating the conviction of Derek Chauvin for the murder of George Floyd was used to mourn the loss of Bryant. Another Black body has dropped and has been causing quite a stir in the community —as it should.
As I sit on the edge of this bed,
TikTok star Addison Rae performed eight TikTok dances, such as the ‘corvette corvette’ dance, March 26 on the Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon. The problem? The dances weren’t her own creations. She has since received backlash for appropriating dances she did not create.
Two Black Muppets were recently added to the cast of “Sesame Street” to talk about racial differences in diverse communities. Representation matters, but not all shows and movies have hopped on the positive representation train. Although it is important to display Black struggles on the big screen in order to bring recognition to these concepts, Black struggle can be traumatic and overrepresented.
Some sneakers could be a better investment than gold, according to HuffPost, and an IU alumnus founded a platform to capitalize on the sneaker market and help shoppers.
Civil rights activist Vernon Jordan died at the age of 85 Monday surrounded by family at his home in Washington, D.C. Jordan was a civil rights leader and a close adviser to former president Bill Clinton. A memorial is being hosted Tuesday at 12pm ET, to honor his life and accomplishments at Harvard University’s Cramton Auditorium and is available for live stream here.
Although students may be experiencing a difficult school year because of COVID-19, Black IU students have managed to stay connected. Minority based organizations at IU have held events virtually and kept students informed and unified with one another.
“Judas and the Black Messiah,” hit theaters and HBO Max on Feb. 12. The film highlights the Black Panther Party and the life of activist Fred Hampton.
Kelley School of Business alumni, Derica Rice and Robin Nelson-Rice made a $1 million donation to the school's consortium program. The donation will fund fellowships for MBA students.
The weight on my shoulders
Feelings of loneliness and boredom may plague your days during the COVID-19 pandemic. Seeing the same four walls and following the same routine can be exhausting. One thing that can add some sunshine and excitement to your life is a houseplant.
Since last summer, Black stories have been gaining recognition in the United States. Our lives have been plastered all over social media, news networks, magazines and the internet because of police brutality and senseless murders of Black individuals.
In the world of hip-hop today, many artists make their mark with their words. Their words can empower, encourage and bring attention to issues around the world. It is important to educate yourself and conscious rap can guide you along in understanding and discussing important social and political issues.
College teaches students valuable lessons both inside and outside the classroom. However, during the COVID-19 pandemic, our campus has looked much different from what we are used to. We have had to learn to adapt to online learning and events while the world around us irreparably changes.
'Twas the night before Christmas and all through the neighborhood, there wasn’t a decoration in sight. Not a light nor a wreath was hung on a house. No Christmas tree was peeking through the neighbor's window either. This was quite strange since the holiday is such a joy. But will any children get a toy?
Forrest Glasper is an IU senior majoring in informatics and computing. Glasper is a huge influence in his community, inspiring others to follow their dreams. Outside of school, he has a rap career that is taking off. Glasper is going after what he wants and doesn’t plan on stopping anytime soon.
Soul food is an important part of Black culture. It allows us to show our love for one another through nourishment and preparation — soul food connects the Black community. A nice full Sunday dinner loaded with greens, cornbread, mac and cheese, fried chicken and sweet potatoes is so fulfilling, it makes you hungry just thinking about it. With the holiday coming up, soul food will be spread across many Black families' tables.
As the world of entertainment progresses through time, award shows and ceremonies have been created to give stars their flowers. From the Oscars to the Grammys, these awards show entertainers just how much they are appreciated. But some artists think the Grammys has been snubbing Black entertainers and their contributions to the music industry.