Trump Jumps the Gun

By Allison Gilmore   On Thursday, April 6th, President Donald Trump ordered for 59 Tomahawk Cruise Missiles to be launched at a Syrian airbase. This was performed in response to the chemical warfare that has been unleashed upon innocent men, women, and children. Trump sees this proactive response as heroic, but he does not realize he […]

Blacks and Mental Health: Why We Suffer in Silence

The topic of mental health has become a hot button issue in our country. Even with growing social awareness, there is still a strong stigma about the legitimacy of mental illness. This stigma is most prevalent in the African-American community. As someone who has battled depression and anxiety since the age of fourteen, I believe […]

Sex strike 101- The two C’s rare to mesh

By Akiva Rooks Celibacy is often deemed a foreign language in college. That word just never seems to fit the portrait that college frames. For most students, this is the perfect place to discover ones sexuality; especially if you haven’t already done so before this point. But it is this very stigma that drowns out […]

Does the “Oreo” Stereotype Really Exist?

By Brittany Van Pelt, contributor There stereotypes in our society associated with different racial groups. These images are most commonly portrayed through the media. African-Americans are often portrayed as volatile thugs for men or abrasively angry for women. However, one stereotype that is often omitted from media portrayal and acknowledgement is the “Oreo” stereotype. Per merriam-webster.com, […]

Non-black POC can be anti-black too

Zila Sanchez A shocking video of a man battering a black woman at a beauty store has recently surfaced the internet sparking outrage from people all over the country. In the video, a black woman can be seen beaten to the ground over what was thought to be a stolen bag. Contrary to what some […]

Toxic Maculinity

By Tishawna Williams, online editor Women deal with sexism and misogyny on a daily basis. From strangers who think they can tell you when to smile to songs we hear on the radio. No matter if you are gay or straight, the world is a tough place for a woman. Thus, one thing must be […]

It’s Our Right to March

By Alexis Wray, Register Contributor Turmoil, confusion, misfortunes, policies, and labels are all subject to bring about a united people who stand together despite adversity to seek the change they want to see in the world. Most of us would call these individuals protesters, but I call them revolutionaries. The First Amendment of the Constitution states […]

Black Masculinity: Then and Now

By KeAsiah McLaughlin, Register Contributor The concept of Black masculinity sets the standard for how people view Black men in our society today. In addition to this, that same concept causes Black men to act upon certain stereotypes and beliefs that impact their behavior and decisions. Black masculinity has evolved over time, and our society and […]