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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.
“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
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
A petition to implement a multicultural space in the Wisconsin School of Business was started about a month ago by UW Sophomore Nalah McWhorter.
The Black Cultural Center will be closed on Friday, February 14 due to a leak caused in the Multicultural Student Center’s men’s restroom on Thursday night. Although the water leak is no longer running, this flooding caused damage in the Black Cultural Center and other areas in the Red Gym. Leaking from a urinal in … Continue reading Black Cultural Center closes temporarily due to flooding
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