“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
Tuesday night, Kiley Ogodogu and her eight-year-old daughter Niya were patiently enduring a band concert in their hometown of Oregon, when they received a text about UW-Madison’s annual Martin Luther King Lecture featuring Dr. Mae C. Jemison. The mother, daughter duo rushed to UW-Madison’s Union South as fast as they could. “I thought it was … Continue reading What do you do with your place at the table: Dr. Mae Jemison Keynotes UW’s Annual MLK Lecture
“I want people to know that this is a tactic of the university that they use to push people of color out when we are fighting too hard to protect ourselves."
The UpRise Poetry Collective is hosting its final slam this Friday from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. in the Memorial Union Play Circle. The final bout will reveal the 2020 UpRise Team headed to College Unions Poetry Slam Invitational (CUPSI) for the third year in a row. The last standing poets are made up of … Continue reading The Final UpRise Slam Will Be This Friday
Currently, there is a renaissance brewing in Black film, entertainment and visual culture that is being jolted by Black creatives who are harnessing their “otherness” and attempting to take advantage of, invert or reposition white spectatorship in relation to the consumption of Black images by creating marketable, holistic, and humanized narratives. "The only color Hollywood … Continue reading On The Modern Black Cinematic Renaissance
From the demanding work-out schedule and game day chronicles of the ball player to the dynamic life of the student turned full-time organization president, finding a medium between the lives of Black student athletes and other Black students on campus is no small feat.