The moment you take a step inside the Memorial Union Theatre, conversations roar like crashing tidal waves of a tropical storm or hurricane approaching south Florida. The wave of voices anticipating the nights lecture thrash at various levels, making it tough to eavesdrop on a single conversation. Once settling in your seat, you hear someone … Continue reading Tarana, and MeToo
The Flint Water Crisis and protests of the Keystone XL Pipeline at Standing Rock seem to have finally brought nation-wide media attention to environmental injustice happening in the United States. For some, environmental injustice is a new term, while others, often those of marginalized communities, have felt the implications of it every day. This audio … Continue reading The Land We Live On – Environmental Injustice and Native American Communities
Culture shock is common for students coming to a new place. However, it is very difficult to be a creative when you feel like everything is against you. Jasmine Kiah went through this struggle her first few years at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. A First Wave scholar, Kiah came into UW-Madison with the aspirations to … Continue reading Jasmine Kiah Puts Whiteness on Notice with The Humane Experiment: The Encounter
As a Black student, I often hear the Historically Black College/ Universities (HBCU) vs Predominantly White Institution (PWI) argument. Students from HBCUs claim their school is better because Black students who attend PWIs are not getting the “Black Experience”. I believe one does not need to attend a HBCU to have the Black Experience. I … Continue reading Why My PWI Does Not Need to be an HBCU
A letter addressed to your heart: When you fall in love... Don't lose sight of who you are. Remember your roots and where you came from. Never try to change yourself for anyone. You are a strong and independent woman who will be fine with or without this person. Love hard. Give it your all … Continue reading A Love Letter to Myself
Hey y'all. We know times are hard out here on the dating scene. We know Cuffing Season just ended and 2019 is the year of the woman, so here are some tips to get a head-start for next year. Find out which apps are best to shoow your shot on, how to properly use emojis … Continue reading BKCHAT: Shoot Ya Shot
On Friday March 1, the University of Wisconsin Madison women’s basketball team took on Ohio State for their last home game at the Kohl Center. Not only was this the last game, but it was also senior night. The crowd was extremely loud as the team entered especially since for some of them this was … Continue reading Last Home Game for the UW-Madison Women’s Basketball Team
The days are long but the years are short. A common quote referencing how fast time flies by. 2019 is in full swing, but I'd like to reflect over my first full year in Madison. It has been rewarding to acknowledge the opportunities God has blessed me with. On January 17th-19th, I attended the Black … Continue reading Endure the night, Joy will come in the morning
Hello all! Damitu and I are trying a new thing where people give feedback on what they want to see from BKCHAT:UW-Madison. https://youtu.be/RHuV-a2TQnw The idea for BKCHAT originated from BKChatWorld, a channel on YouTube that features videos from London, NYC and Houston. Since the primary audience is UW-Madison students, why not have y'all get involved? … Continue reading What do You Want to See from BKCHAT?
"killa... IF YOU AINT BLACK DON'T SAY IT." -Chance The Rapper Who can and can not say the N-word? There are some people in different communities who feel like that word belongs to them just as much as it belongs to the African American community. Listen along as two African American women discuss what they … Continue reading College Daze: Who can say the N-word?