Month: December 2015

National News

#StopDonald2K15 [Video blog]

So, as we all know, unfortunately Donald Trump is running for president. However, numerous times he has made discouraging statements about people of color. Most recently, he wanted to ban all Muslims from entering/leaving the United States. His hate speech, outdated thought, and discrimination no longer have any place in the presidential election. 

open letter

Perspective on a Protest: My Experience in Madrid

While I was studying abroad last fall semester in Madrid, Spain, I was able to participate in a peaceful demonstration/protest. Here’s a quick retailing of my experience. I would have never guessed that there would be a protest in Madrid. However, a few days earlier, Saint Louis University students from the US and university faculty …


How to Survive as a Black Student at a PWI

I’m not sure why this topic was on my mind, besides the obvious, but I thought it’d be cool to tackle it. By the way PWI= predominately white institution. HBCU= a historical black college and university Disclaimer: This is not any shade directed at my school, Saint Joseph’s University. It’s just based on experiences on/off …

National News

Jewell Jones: The Youngest Elected City Councilman of Inkster, Michigan

Jewell Jones is a 20 year-old  college student and native of Inkster, Michigan. He just also happens to be the latest elected city councilman. He made history by becoming the youngest person ever to to city on the city council of Inkster, Michigan, not far away from Detroit. He currently represents the 4th district. In …


Ava DuVernay Barbie Doll Set For Release

Black women still seem to be winning right now. Following in the footsteps of Zendaya, it was announced that critically acclaimed Selma director Ava DuVernay would receive her own Barbie Doll by Mattel. This was no shock considering her resume is long. However, what is shocking is that the doll will be released early. The …


The New Stereotype: Shedding Positive Light on Black Males

A new webisode series called “The New Stereotype” was launched devoted to combating the negative stereotypes often associated with black males. Marquelle Turner-Gilchrist is a native of Johnsonville, North Carolina. He currently serves as the director and creative force behind The New Stereotype. He currently resides in Harlem as an assistant buyer for a luxury …