The Final UpRise Slam Will Be This Friday

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

Jasmine Kiah Puts Whiteness on Notice with The Humane Experiment: The Encounter

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

Not your basic short film series – meet the “Draping Series” creators

Kennedie King recalls when she got her first durag. At about 6 or 7 years old, her mom picked her up from school, and they drove to the beauty supply store. At the suggestion of a hairdresser, Kennedie’s mom brought her to the beauty supply store to purchase her first durag, ensuring that her child’s … Continue reading Not your basic short film series – meet the “Draping Series” creators

On The Modern Black Cinematic Renaissance

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