Letter from the editor

Letter from the editor

 I’m often struck by the dynamism of families — how their experiences, conversations and traditions weave together to create something wholly unique. At times, the experiences may feel like a whirlwind, filled with so many emotions.  But it is within these...
The History of Black Winners at the Grammys

The History of Black Winners at the Grammys

The 65th annual Grammy Awards take place this Sunday, Feb. 5th. Since its inception, only 11 Black performers have won album of the year, and many have accused the ceremony of racism for its lack of recognition towards Black artists.   Despite the controversy...

What is a Black Girl’s Childhood? 

Kaia Rolle was listening to a school employee read her a story when two officers came into the room to arrest her. “What are those for?” the 6-year-old girl asked the police officer who pulled out zip ties that he would soon fasten around her wrists.  The Orlando...

The Misconceptions of AAVE

African American Vernacular English (AAVE) is not a recent concept but it has been a recent hot topic in the media. There are already misconceptions surrounding AAVE, but the idea that words like “lit,” “simp,” or “periodt” are new “internet slang” adds even more to...

The Balancing Act of Being a Student Parent

While in college, many students have found that to survive, one must become a semi-professional juggler who can skillfully keep their education, extra-curriculars, friends, fun and mental wellbeing aloft at the same time.  However, few manage to do so without...

The “Angry” Black Woman

Stereotypes permeate our society through media depictions and social interactions. Popular stereotypes are often based on race, gender, or class. Experiencing both a combination of race and gender, Black women are faced with stereotypes of being mean, aggressive, or...

Off the Field

Kolbi Coleman Kolbi Coleman, a freshman forward on Alabama’s Women’s Soccer Team, is far more than just a fierce competitor. Balancing life can be a bit difficult, she admits. It’s no small feat but this Chemical Engineering major has huge goals. “It can be a struggle...

Album Review: Ry Ry World

With the arrival of Mariah the Scientist’s second studio album: Ry Ry World, she immurses us into her world, literally. This album is much more personal and captivating than her debut album, Master, which was presented only two years prior, with a look and feel to go...