Too Good to Be True? College Athletes & Compensation

The debate over college athletes receiving compensation has been a hot topic for quite some time. From NBA player LeBron James to Senator Bernie Sanders, the issue has been brought up by athletes as well as politicians. The influence that is associated with a player’s...

Spoken Legacy

With an impressive resume reflective of her hard work and ambitions, Alexus Cumbie’s achievements showcase the drive she possesses and her tunnel vision of work ethic. Cumbie is trailblazing within her own right as a member of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc., lead...

Culture Queen

“Black women are the touchstone by which all that is human can be measured” – Toni Morrison.  This quote by acclaimed novelist and essayist Toni Morrison encompasses all that is inherent to Black women from their work to their personal lives. Throughout...

The Hippocratic Obstacle

The relationship between African Americans and the medical community is one filled with highs and lows. Throughout history, African American women and men have been subject to horrible treatment and involuntary consent, to be used for the benefit of others with no...

United Tide

The year 2020 will easily go down in history as one to remember. With a pandemic, sudden losses of celebrities and an ongoing racial reckoning, living through this time places us in the shoes of elders recounting history from our viewpoint. However, more important...

Mask On, Mask Off

From acting to dressing up for Halloween, individuals have donned a mask or altered their appearance in some way for a multitude of reasons. These actions are usually expected for the aforementioned occasions and the following day they go back to being themselves....

Building Bridges to a Lasting Legacy

The University of Alabama has always been embroiled in controversy. Campus buildings were reconstructed after being burned by Union troops in 1865, and in 1893, the first female students were enrolled into the university thanks to lobbying from Julia S. Tutwiler. Just...

Ballot Barricade

Voting has been a staple of American life since the formation of the country. From the American Revolution to now, voting has been utilized to elect government officials for states, counties and the country. But, just as the practice of voting itself is universal, so...

Building Bridges to a Lasting Legacy

The University of Alabama has always been embroiled in controversy. Campus buildings were reconstructed after being burned by Union troops in 1865, and in 1893, the first female students were enrolled into the university thanks to lobbying from Julia S. Tutwiler. Just...