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.
It has been almost seven months since the University of Wisconsin Madison’s 2019 Homecoming video was released. Although things may seem quiet on campus now, the Student Inclusion Coalition (SIC) is still hard at work as a voice for all marginalized students on campus. Each demand “SIC Demands” released by SIC is now being addressed … Continue reading SIC… Where Are They Now?
Calling the university out on Twitter is what started this movement, but I would never be able to create real change on this campus alone. All of the great movements regarding race, inclusion and equality throughout history have all needed a core group of people taking initiative to help lead everyone in support of the … Continue reading Creating the Student Inclusion Coalition
First of all, I would be remissed to not acknowledge the 9 total lives lost in the Calabasas helicopter crash on January 26, 2020. But this piece will focus on Kobe Bryant. On Sunday, January 26th, 2020, it was confirmed that NBA legend Kobe Bryant died in a helicopter crash. Many people do not know … Continue reading Mamba Out.
On September 30th, 2019, the University of Wisconsin-Madison showed the world once again that they do not value their students of color or students from other marginalized identities. In a video entitled “#HomeIsWhereWIare”, the UW-Madison Homecoming committee showed various activities they believe represent home on this campus, but failed to use people from various identities. … Continue reading Erased but Never Silenced
Nobody starts where they end, within this process, there is always a journey, and in this journey, one starts out comfortable, but then things change. Life changes, and before you can stand out you have to learn how to fit in because things don’t end up as they start. This is a paraphrased message preached … Continue reading Students are SIC of UW: Student Inclusion Coalition Demands UW To Do Better
Photo cred: GOP Badgers Twitter This statement is from the individual and does not represent the Student Activity Center or ASM as a whole. I was working at the Student Activity Center when I witnessed the incident between Jasmine Kiah and the College Republicans on October 9, 2019. In a peaceful protest, Kiah put “Donald … Continue reading In Response to “in complete hysteria”
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
I grew up pretty color blind as a child. My father is light skinned and my mother is darker brown skinned. My dad always loved all colors so it was normal for me to see Black people love and appreciate all ethnicities as well as their own. My grandma encouraged us to welcome all people … Continue reading My Expiriences with Colorism
“Go ahead and preach the Gospel, people are starving for it,” God told me that. I grew up in the Gospel tradition that God still speaks through the Holy Ghost to those who will listen. These are my roots and I will not shy away from them. I think it’s really sad that people grow … Continue reading I Still Believe