Graphic by Falon OpsahlMy boyfriend asked if he could go after him, the man staring at us. I said “no.” I knew violence was not the answer. My heart dropped. My boyfriend’s hands shook, and rage was etched into his face. We sat there with a bitter taste in our mouths and stomachs that no longer craved the food for which we had been starving just moments … [Read more...] about When Racism Strikes, Are You Ready?
Photo Courtesy of HillaryClinton.com When Barack Obama was elected President of the United States people made claims that racism was dead as this 2008 Forbes article "Racism In America Is Over" illustrates. The events of the past two years (really all eight years) have debunked that myth. Hillary Clinton has finally announced her candidacy for President of the United … [Read more...] about Clinton Announces 2016 Presidential Candidacy: The Glass-Ceiling Still Exists
Photos by Jenna Aguilera Note from the writer: As a woman of mixed African descent, I have been on a journey to love my naturally curly, coiled, thick and fro-tastic hair. In my family, the beauty standard was when you go out, you always look your best, which meant having my hair chemically straightened with a relaxer. I was taught to look presentable, professional and … [Read more...] about I Am Not My Hair – Currents Magazine Spring 2015
Photos by Breanna Grigsby The body of a man was found on the beach at the 20500 Block of Pacific Coast Highway at 1:30 p.m. today. This is near Moonshadows Malibu. According to Los Angeles Sherriff’s Department Homicide the death of the John Doe has not yet been ruled a homicide. LASD has not yet released more details on the case. Follow up for updates as they come … [Read more...] about BREAKING: Body of John Doe found on the beach
In the latest event in the ongoing saga of LGBT affairs at Pepperdine University, two former players have filed a lawsuit against the university and Women's Head Basketball Coach Ryan Weisenberg. This lawsuit, filed in December, came after years of public and intra-university scrutiny for the treatment that lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender students have allegedly received … [Read more...] about The State of LGBT Affairs at Pepperdine University