How Free Palestine Aligns with Black Lives Matter and Builds Solidarity

The Rise of Social Change Despite the COVID-19 pandemic locking most people indoors, there has been an explosion of social movements from the start to the end of quarantine, beginning with the resurgence of Black Lives Matter, protests against police brutality, LGBTQ+ advocates, and social media activism. But one of the newest and most shocking […]

Is The Ongoing Police Violence A Result of Improper Training Or By Intent?

Introduction All around the world, it is known that police are put in place to control crimes and protect citizens, but sometimes, they contribute to the demise of the very society they have been sent to protect. Such demise can be seen in the US in recent years; we have been seeing a lot of the […]

TikTok Is Racist Towards P.O.C.

TikTok is an app where you can make 15 second-3 minute videos. It used to be called Before it was called TikTok, only kids used to be on the app, but now there are teens and adults on the app. With there being grown people on the app, more political and social problems are […]

The Insupportable Shooting Of Jacob Blake

Introduction On August 23, 2020, police officers of Kenosha, Wisconsin, were responding to a domestic incident. Jacob Blake was attempting to break up a fight among two women, but police officers wanted to stop him and attempted to use a taser to do so. Blake then walked around his car and opened the driver’s side […]

The Unjustified Death Of Breonna Taylor

Introduction: The Unreasonable Events Of March 13 On March 13, 2020, the Louisville Metro Police Department conducted a drug search on Breonna Taylor’s apartment, where she lived with her boyfriend, Kenneth Walker. The police officers had a no-knock warrant, and came into the apartment unidentified around midnight. Walker and Taylor were alarmed, and thought they […]

Kneeling During The National Anthem Is Not A Sign Of Disrespect

The Spark Behind the Controversy  When the national anthem gets played, the response has mostly been universal; everyone stands, looks to the flag, and places their right hand over their heart. This has been to respect the flag and the freedom that the flag represents through how our military has fought for that. However, in […]

Breonna Taylor Deserves Better – So Do Hundreds of Black Women

You likely have heard the name Breonna Taylor in recent conversations about police brutality. Taylor was killed in her Louisville, Kentucky home in March, and more than three months later, only one of the three officers involved in her murder has been fired. The brutal murder of Breonna Taylor was under-reported and did not incite […]

Investing in Our Community: Why Defunding the Police Matters

Concurrent with the Black Lives Matter movement comes concerns over the militarization of police forces in communities across the nation, an issue that is no doubt one of immediate remediation. A solution that has caught both mass popularity and criticism is defunding the police, and while some associate it with the radical notion of abolishing […]

Cannabis Criminalization Has Led to Further Racial Inequity

The past few weeks have brought on a resurgence of social justice activism. Mostly stemming from the Black Lives Matter movement, people have come together online and in-person alike, to protest the racial injustices of today’s society. While many factors unfortunately contribute to racial inequity, one of the more controversial ones is the criminalization of […]

Pride Month Will Be Different In 2020 – And That’s Okay

Introduction Due to the combined impact of COVID-19 social distancing guidelines and unrest over recent police brutality, 2020 Pride Month celebrations will be different than those in recent years. Parades and large gatherings are not feasible, and many feel that this is not a time for celebration. Although this is understandably disappointing to many, it […]