What we are living through is not ‘fake news.’ We can’t make this up.

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.

The Pandemic Election: Long Lines, Confusion and Angst at Wisconsin Polls

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

The Coronavirus Pandemic Has Amplified the Great Need for Black Doctors

My dad always looks forward to his doctor’s appointments. He intentionally books the final slot of the day to have extended time with his doctor. He knows the time will be used for more than just a check up, but an opportunity to catch up about their lives, families, and current events. His doctor is … Continue reading The Coronavirus Pandemic Has Amplified the Great Need for Black Doctors

What do you do with your place at the table: Dr. Mae Jemison Keynotes UW’s Annual MLK Lecture

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