Category Archives: Hot Topics

The Death of Elijah McClain

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23-year-old Elijah McClain died in August of 2019 after an encounter with the police in Aurora, Colorado. McClain was walking home from a convenience store on the evening of August 24th when someone called 911 saying McClain looked “sketchy” and was wearing a ski mask and waving his arms. McClain was approached by police on […]

Caroline Wanga New CEO of Essence Amid Sexual Abuse Allegations

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Essence has named Caroline Wanga as the new, temporary CEO, following the June 28th publication of an open letter citing allegations of mistreatment and sexual abuse of Black female employees by the company’s former top-level executive Richelieu Dennis. Black Female Anonymous who published the article on Medium, claimed that Dennis had a “surface-level commitment to […]

Life After Protest

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All of the world’s attention is being drawn to racial reconciliation at this moment. It may have been triggered by the death of George Floyd on May 25, 2020 but the war was amplified by social media users and large, consistent protests across the 50 states made larger as many were found at home in […]

Flint Recap: 6 years, “Kind Of” Clean Water And A Lawsuit Later

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What happened? Flint, Michigan was once a thriving city that possessed one of the largest motor plants in the nation. In the 80s, the city started to take an economic downturn because GM downsized. The population steadily decreased, they closed car factories, cut the police force in half and accumulated over 1 billion dollars in […]

Stopping the Rent Freeze: The Ramifications for People of Color in Philadelphia

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Housing inequality is one of the country’s largest sicknesses. For Philadelphians, coronavirus just removed a band-aid from an already oozing wound. The Federal CARES Act Moratorium has made evictions in the city illegal. Currently, the law protects renters who are unemployed because of the pandemic. But after July 10th, landlords can go back to collecting […]

Remembering Oluwatoyin “Toyin” Salau

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The body of Oluwatoyin “Toyin” Salau, a 19-year-old Black Lives Matter activist, was found on Saturday night around 9:15 p.m. on Monday Road in southeast Tallahassee, Florida. According to reports, Salau was a victim of kidnapping and homicide along with 75-year-old Victoria Sims, a former local politician and AARP volunteer. Root.com reports that 49-year-old Aaron […]

Ben & Jerry’s Newest Ice Cream Flavor Is More Than A Dessert

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The Sweet Treat With A Sweet Plan is what it looks like. Ben & Jerry’s newest mouth watering flavors are packaged with the purpose of supporting BLACK LIVES MATTER and dismantling white supremacy. Earlier, in 2018, Ben & Jerry’s took the bold initiative to announce it’s flavor Pecan Resist. The fiesty flavor was aimed at […]

What Virtual Graduation Means to Philly’s Seniors

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Philadelphia high school seniors wore their caps and gowns in an auditorium last year. Family and friends looked on and shouted in the aisles. The graduates shook hands with their principals and received their diplomas.  Picture graduates walking to their living rooms and turning on the computer for the class of 2020 commencement. Their parents […]

Is COVID-19 Revolutionizing The College Admission Process?

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Standardized testing and grades stalled after state mandated quarantines drove kids off of campuses, forcing many Universities and Colleges to search for alternative ways to select students. Getting an acceptance letter might be easier than it’s ever been in the past, but don’t be so fast to overlook the crisis Covid-19 may also bring when […]

Here’s What #BlackoutTuesday Means & How Companies Are Supporting

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If you woke up to all your followers on social media posting black slates, here is a breakdown of why. The hashtag #BlackoutTuesday is being shared with images of just a black slate to intentionally disrupt the workweek. The hashtag was inspired by the #TheShowMustBePaused tag that was created by two Black female music executives, […]