Letter from Editor

“There are also women I have never met but who are recorded in the pages of history and whose lives and struggles inspire me and thousands of other working women to keep putting one foot in front of another every day.” - Judge Ketanji Brown Jackson Judge Ketanji Brown...

Letter from Editor

“The time for a Negro magazine, the time for a Negro Digest or an Ebony or JET, had come and nothing could stop it if-and it’s a big if – the idea could find a man or a woman who willing to do anything or almost anything, to make the time come.” -John H. Johnson John...

Letters From The Editor – Volume 5

“I know what I have to do, and I’m going to do whatever it takes. If I do it, I’ll come out a winner, and it doesn’t matter what anyone else does.” - Florence Griffith Joyner Florence Griffith Joyner aka Flo-Jo is one of my inspirations for more reasons than one. For...

Letters From The Editor – Volume 4

“Change will not come if we wait for some other person or some other time. We are the ones we've been waiting for. We are the change that we seek.” - Barack Obama Who better exemplifies being “the change that we seek” than the very first Black president of the United...

Letters From The Editor – Volume 2

“Not everything that is faced can be changed, but nothing can be changed until it is faced.” -James Baldwin Change is defined as something that produces a different position, course, or direction. In the weeks leading up to the presidential election, I felt it was...

Letter From The Editor – Vol. 4

“Change will not come if we wait for some other person or some other time. We are the ones we've been waiting for. We are the change that we seek.” - Barack Obama Who better exemplifies being “the change that we seek” than the...

Letter from Editor

“Meaningful change often happens as a result of a revelation rather than a resolution.” - Viola Davis   Revelation is defined as a surprising and previously unknown fact. Nineteen Fifty-Six Magazine was founded on the revelation that there was nothing like it...

Royal Lineage

On May 19, 2018, actress Meghan Markle wed Prince Harry, the Prince of Wales, amid fanfare and...

How Black Political Leaders Changed Alabama

Alabama’s history can be used as an indicator of the importance of local politics.  Many are...

News Moves So Quick: History of JET Magazine 

Picture yourself walking into a Black-owned beauty salon in the mid-2000s. The smell of Blue Magic...

Beauty & Resilience: The History of Essence Magazine 

The creation and cultivation of Black culture is one of the most compelling stories of our beauty...

Black in Print: The History and Resurgence of Ebony Magazine

Ebony Magazine was founded by the late John H. Johnson in 1945. Johnson, a prominent Black...

Chasing The SEC and More

Undoubtedly, the University of Alabama men’s basketball team is continuing to elevate and make...

Black Like It Never Left

Everyone has heard of hand-me-downs from older siblings or family members but what about...

Culture Queen

“Black women are the touchstone by which all that is human can be measured” - Toni Morrison. ...

Bloody Tuesday: What a Difference a Day Makes

It’s been 57 years since a group of peaceful protestors planned to march from the First African...

Exploring Black History in Alabama

Alabama has been the forefront of many historical acts including the civil rights movement. Black...

The “Angry” Black Woman

Stereotypes permeate our society through media depictions and social interactions. Popular...

Q&A with Alabama women’s basketball assistant coach Janese Constantine

Alabama athletics has its fair share of unsung heroes. For the Crimson Tide women’s basketball...

Path to the Olympics: Q&A with Shelby McEwen

Originally from Oxford, Mississippi, Shelby McEwen began as a basketball player at Northwest...

Spoken Legacy

With an impressive resume reflective of her hard work and ambitions, Alexus Cumbie’s achievements...

Birmingham Black Techies

When you think of Birmingham, Alabama there are a few things that initially come to mind like, the...

Recreating the Path: The Plight, Path and Progression of Black Men

It is no secret that Black men in the United States face a separate set of issues in life due to...

United Tide

The year 2020 will easily go down in history as one to remember. With a pandemic, sudden losses of...

Building Bridges to a Lasting Legacy

The University of Alabama has always been embroiled in controversy. Campus buildings were...

Building Bridges to a Lasting Legacy

The University of Alabama has always been embroiled in controversy. Campus buildings were...

The Side Hustle: Small jobs to make big money

Due to the pandemic, businesses and families around the world have been affected economically. The...

Too Good to Be True? College Athletes & Compensation

The debate over college athletes receiving compensation has been a hot topic for quite some time....

Diaspora Dining

Many communities rest inside the African diaspora. While we have many unique experiences and...

Dating in College: Not Like the Movies

Is dating in college a good idea? For some, dating in college is the best decision they have ever...

The Black Bookshelf

During these times it can be hard to take your eyes off of your screens. Whether it be a laptop,...

The Melanin Marketplace – Vol. 3

I AM. Who: Joshua Bibbs was born and raised In Birmingham, Alabama and is a senior majoring in...

Quarantine Hobbies

The last thing anyone expected in their lifetime was to be quarantined for six months due to a...

The Melanin Marketplace

Check out these local Black businesses run by students at the University of Alabama! Hair by Zari...

Activism: A Detailed Guide on How To Use Your Voice

Becoming an activist seems like a daunting task. With so many issues and organizations needing...

Midterms in the Midst of Madness

College may look differently to many students due to the recent pandemic and social distancing. At...