Women Making History: One March, One Voice

By Rosa Conrad Thousands of people crowded streets throughout the United Stated and in cities worldwide such as Berlin, Mexico City, London, Paris, Nairobi, Sydney, Cape Town, and Toronto to support the Women’s March in Washington. A small village in Nova Scotia whose town’s population of 65 had 15 residents turn out for their local … Continue reading Women Making History: One March, One Voice

Confronting the Black Snake at Standing Rock

by Matthew Chase Standing Rock has not only been the latest site of struggle against the infringement of rights and environmental exploitation, but we can also glean invaluable insights into the transformative natures of power and protest. Over the Thanksgiving holiday, there was a significant confrontation between the protesters and the police when the protesters … Continue reading Confronting the Black Snake at Standing Rock

A Campaign Built on Fear and Hatred

by Lillian Nahar As a Black woman, “Make America Great Again” terrifies me. When America was supposedly great, referencing romanticized imagery of the ‘40s and ‘50s, Black bodies hung from the magnolia trees like strange fruit. Blacks back then went to separate schools, used separate drinking fountains, and ate at the back of the restaurant … Continue reading A Campaign Built on Fear and Hatred

Clown Hysteria in the Cycle of Moral Panic

by Matthew Chase In the true spirit of Halloween, the sensationalized hysteria around the recent "creepy clown" sightings happening across the United States have been reaching new heights. News coverage on this nationwide phenomenon emerged back in late August, in Greenville County, Southern Carolina. The local sheriff's department had received reports from residents at an … Continue reading Clown Hysteria in the Cycle of Moral Panic

Rediscovering the Past, Rebuilding a Heritage

by Matthew Chase For many black individuals and families, retracing their ancestry is an opportunity afforded to a few. Before the end of the Civil War, blacks were still considered the enslaved property of their owners, and their humanity and very identities were mistreated as such. Slaves were even denied having their names on official … Continue reading Rediscovering the Past, Rebuilding a Heritage

Anime: Globalization is Vast and Infinite

by Matthew Chase The last 50 years have experienced a resounding explosion in the production and distribution of anime media from Japan, spanning the world. It has spurred the emergence of an equally strong global fan community, underpinning the popular culture phenomenon and commercial success that is anime. There are negative connotations regarding anime as a … Continue reading Anime: Globalization is Vast and Infinite