Social norms. The unspoken law dictating acceptable and appropriate behavior. They place the expectations for your social group directly on your shoulders before you can realize what it would mean not to fit in that box, or that there is even a box to fit
In 2020, 350 Transgender people were killed worldwide. A fifth of them were in their own homes, and 44 of these killings happened here in the United States. This year has already produced a more than 100% increase in these murders in this country, and we
"I can't breathe." Those were among the last words of George Floyd, a 46-year-old Black man who died last May at the hands of former Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin, who knelt on his neck for 9 minutes and 29 seconds. A jury concluded on April 20
Clear and rigorous battles have been fought against both racism and sexism since the abolishment of slavery and the adoption of the 14th Amendment to the Constitution. Slaves went to war, damn near freeing themselves, and women grabbed America by its Cons
"With sound body and mind, I'm here to tell you right now, if my body is found hanging from a tree, I did not commit suicide, I was murdered."
If you consider that one person on death row has been proven innocent for every nine people executed in the US, it becomes easy to see the alarming rate at which innocent people have been sentenced to death. People have a habit of viewing all death row in
It is 2021 and we are experiencing a health crisis. A pandemic has spread across our country and the world, affecting civilizations in a myriad ways. COVID-19 has spent over a year imposing new restrictions on the lives of millions.
Transgender US Navy Corpsman Akira Wyatt rises at 6 a.m. at Camp Pendleton each day to see sailors and marines for sick calls, and today she does so a little easier.
What began as Negro History Week in 1929 has blossomed into Black History Month. Over the last 92 years, this has provided schoolchildren, teachers, and other adults with information that would have otherwise gone unknown to them. People like Martin Luthe
Our school system's history books have had a way of honoring our nation's triumphs while excluding its biggest mistakes. If you factor in how many times quotes like "Those who cannot remember the past are condemned to repeat it" circulate, you would think
For over four hundred years natural Black hair has been stigmatized and viewed as unacceptable in professional workplaces as well as within society's beauty standards. Discrimination against natural Black hair is an issue of historical relevance that has
2020. I'm eager to turn the page not because I believe all the hype that 2021 will make everything better for my community or myself, but because with the new year comes new hope.