The Woes of “Video Hoes”

With the ever-changing climate of the United States comes a constant need to revisit and update existing information. Examples can be seen with technology, disease control and prevention, and environmental awareness. Though progress has been made in various areas, there still remains work to be done. As an example, certain problematic issues, despite worldly advancements,…

The Fault in our News

Let’s start off this post with a scenario, shall we? The setting is a brisk autumn afternoon, about four o’clock, in Upper Manhattan near Columbia University. Andre, an 18 year old black male dressed in athletic attire, is walking home from a day of playing touch football with his friends. Upon his travels, Andre crosses…

Black Women on Screen

Media portrayal of women continues to be a topic of much controversy in the United States. Though, in many respects, better representation has occurred for women as a whole, there still exist major issues disproportionately affecting specific subgroups. A key subgroup worth noting is black women. From the rise of their exploitation in hip-hop music to…