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 →

Is it Safe for Men to Wear Weave?

Here recently there seems to be an influx of men wearing weave. The first time I witness this witchcraft was on YouTube while viewing All Def Digital (A comedy multimedia online platform founded by Russell Simmons).: At first I thought the "man piece" was for the occasional event. However, more and more everyday neighborhood guys... Continue Reading →

The Gods Must Be Crazy Review

  I watched this movie in my Indigenous People in Film class. My initial reaction to “The Gods Must Be Crazy” was that it is hilarious slapstick movie. The patronizing comments about the “Bushman” being dainty and never to have known anger or ownership, the bugged eye from the African actors, and the damsel in... 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 →

April- The Month of Diversity

April 2016 marks the month to celebrate "DIVERSITY"! Such a word has been gaining usage in classrooms, social media, and maybe even in our day to day conversations but what exactly does the term mean? And why is important, especially today? According to the Merriam-Webster dictionary, diversity= the state of having people who are different races or... Continue Reading →

Marianismo…….The Ideal Woman?

Marianismo is a gender role associated with women  in Latin communities and is the counterpart to Machismo. Machismo "macho man" is suppose to be the provider, protector, and be a brave man. The origin of Marianismo comes from Virgin Mary, who is seen as the definition of true femininity. The ideal traits of  femininity are: modest, pure, faithful, submissive, motherly,... Continue Reading →

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