The Art of Chillin’

What does it mean to "chill"? There are many meanings behind the surface level vocabulary word. However, according to Urban Dictionary "chill" can be defined as: 1) to stop from doing something. Example: "Bruh, chill it's not that deep put the scissor down". 2) to hang out. Example: "Girl stop playing and come over to... Continue Reading →

African-Americans and Online Financial Aid

Introduction As the Information Age develops the use of the Internet has far surpassed personal use. It is now a way to conduct business, a source of entertainment, as well as a critical learning tool when entering the academic sphere. College-bound high school junior and seniors use mobile apps, social media, email, and the Internet... Continue Reading →

Little Known Black History Fact: The Muse Brothers

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The tale of George and Willie Muse, albino brothers living in the rural South during the late 1800s, is stirring.

According to accounts, the brothers were kidnapped as boys, sold off to a local carnival sideshow and paraded around the country. The Muse brothers were a rarity: Black albinos would be a lucrative attraction for a carnival with a so-called “human oddities” segment. According to a report by The Roanoke Times, the brothers were tricked by a bounty hunter working for a sideshow promoter and taken away from their mother. The man told the brothers that their mother was dead.

In the circus, the dreadlocked brothers were first said to hail from “a colony of sheep-headed people.” The brothers learned to play guitar and mandolin, which became a feature of their act. Showman Al G. Barnes then promoted them as White Ecuadorian cannibals. The Muse…

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Truth Be Told: Going Au Naturel

There is so much power behind going " au naturel". I encourage all African American women to try it at least once in their life. Even if you decide it is not for you, at least you know who you are underneath.  When we begin to understand who we are, it becomes difficult for others to... Continue Reading →

Stereotypes….You Gotta Love Them!

Ooh stereotypes.... how I love thee! Without them people would actually have to get to know me as a person and assume to know me based off my appearance. But all jokes aside, why do we stereotype each other? Don't feel bad we all do it! I believe the main reason stereotyping occurs is to put each other into categories,... Continue Reading →

Come here Rude boy, boy………

Am I the only one that thought Rihanna's hit song "Rude Boy" was simply about....well a boy with rude manners? Well upon further investigation, her Jamaican inspired music video makes much more sense. Apparently, being a "Rude Boy" is apart of the first youth subculture  in Kingston, Jamaica. The term was originally used to describe young criminals in the 1960's. According to the... Continue Reading →

“On the Ground”: A Closer Look at Indianapolis  By Paris Ch. Walton Intro The #BlackLivesMatter movement became a powerful core in the mist of the Trayvon Martin v. Zimmerman trial in 2012. The acquitted suspect caused an up roar in nearly every home across the Nation. From there the popular hashtag has soared as a... Continue Reading →

I am using this book for my Women in Developing Countries class. It has great data from almost any topic concerning women from wages to domestic abuse. Here is an example from one of the pages (click to enlarge): This page is dedicated to women and breast cancer. The map  shows the rates of breast cancer per 100,000 women... Continue Reading →

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