WBSU President Nalah McWhorter. Photo Credit: Rebecca Radix @rradix Nalah McWhorter is the new incoming president of UW’s Black Student Union for the 2020-2021 school year and she is determined to leave her mark. A rising junior from Racine, WI studying Marketing Entrepreneurship, McWhorter’s passion for social justice issues, activism, and uplifting the Black community … Continue reading New WBSU President stands fearless against university
By Lauryn Azu Over 100 people gathered at the Wisconsin State Capitol on Monday to protest and march down State Street and into Library Mall organized by the grassroots community organizing group, Link. Fervor and turnout for this protest were sparked by the Sunday night police shooting of Jacob Blake in Kenosha, Wisconsin, about two … Continue reading Community group reinvigorates protest and calls for change after police violence
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As I scroll through social media and flip between news stations on my television, I am completely brought to tears and filled with rage that the value placed on Black lives in America is not a heavy one. As a current college student and journalism major, I have been taught to always remain neutral when … Continue reading What we are living through is not ‘fake news.’ We can’t make this up.
It has been almost seven months since the University of Wisconsin Madison’s 2019 Homecoming video was released. Although things may seem quiet on campus now, the Student Inclusion Coalition (SIC) is still hard at work as a voice for all marginalized students on campus. Each demand “SIC Demands” released by SIC is now being addressed … Continue reading SIC… Where Are They Now?
Calling the university out on Twitter is what started this movement, but I would never be able to create real change on this campus alone. All of the great movements regarding race, inclusion and equality throughout history have all needed a core group of people taking initiative to help lead everyone in support of the … Continue reading Creating the Student Inclusion Coalition
First of all, I would be remissed to not acknowledge the 9 total lives lost in the Calabasas helicopter crash on January 26, 2020. But this piece will focus on Kobe Bryant. On Sunday, January 26th, 2020, it was confirmed that NBA legend Kobe Bryant died in a helicopter crash. Many people do not know … Continue reading Mamba Out.
On September 30th, 2019, the University of Wisconsin-Madison showed the world once again that they do not value their students of color or students from other marginalized identities. In a video entitled “#HomeIsWhereWIare”, the UW-Madison Homecoming committee showed various activities they believe represent home on this campus, but failed to use people from various identities. … Continue reading Erased but Never Silenced
“Caring for myself is not self-indulgence. It is self-preservation, and that is an act of political warfare” - Audre Lorde This is a very difficult moment we are in right now. The Black Voice empathizes with the experiences of people around the world. Some of us have been fortunate enough to return home and be with … Continue reading TBV Statement on the COVID-19 Pandemic
Wisconsin's April 7 Election is in full swing, after the state Supreme Court struck down Gov. Tony Evers executive order to postpone the spring election until June 9. Now, polling places around the state are understaffed and some suffer from long lines that wrap around entire blocks. In Milwaukee, a city of nearly 600,000 thousand … Continue reading The Pandemic Election: Long Lines, Confusion and Angst at Wisconsin Polls