Climate Change Mitigation in African Indigenous Communities

Anthropogenic climate change and its consequences are a global phenomenon. Its effects are felt more deeply in developing countries, especially those on the African continent. Following the COP26 and 27 convention, it is evident that the failures of the Global North to recognise the need to amplify marginalized voices is not only an issue of […]

“Are We Still Talking About Redlining?”

In an era of city planning and zoning laws, most Americans fail to understand how much capital investment determines the viability of certain homes and neighborhoods. Money flowing into and out of neighborhoods determines how many amenities, public funding, and private interest they receive, and the futures of these places are affected by how much potential […]

Looking Back: The Black Panther Party

The 1960s were a time of upheaval in U.S. history. The decade seared the idea of freedom into the American psyche, with the hippies, feminist movement, and civil rights campaigns enjoying immense public attention. But many of these attempts to rectify the wrongs of the American condition failed to achieve their loftiest goals, and more […]

HBCU’s: Historically Black and Historically Successful

When it comes to Black education, HBCUs, or Historically Black Colleges and Universities, constantly emerge as pathways to success. These prestigious and historic institutions bring together Black students into a community where they can grow as both people and academics, and provide a positive environment for both social and academic aspects of student life. The […]

The Good and Bad of Black Charter Schools

The controversy surrounding charter schools has existed almost since their inception. Charter schools were originally conceptualized as an alternative to public schools, where teachers could experiment with new ideas in education. They soon became predominantly Black schools, as Black families jumped at the opportunity to both put their students at the forefront of education, and […]

Covid in the Black Community

COVID-19 has been an all-consuming and destructive presence internationally for over two years. While it has impacted everyone negatively, certain groups have experienced the virus with more intensity than others. COVID-19 has further emphasized disparities between racial, ethnic, and class groups, and this has been reflected in death tolls and case counts throughout the pandemic.  […]

The End of Military Rule in Sudan Inspires Promise but Worries of Instability Abound

This week in Sudan, General Abdel Fattah al-Burhan proposes an end to military rule, and the institution of a new, civilian-based, pro-military government. Despite this proposition, military attacks against pro-democracy protestors continue as the protestors reject the deal.   Military rule has been the status quo in Sudan since October of last year, when Burhan and […]

The Dobbs Decision Will Be Disastrous for Women of Color

In its decision in Dobbs v. Jackson, the U.S. Supreme Court overruled the Roe v. Wade ruling which found that the U.S. Constitution protects a pregnant women’s right to have an abortion without excessive government restriction. This new ruling removed the constitutional protection, meaning that states and local governments can legally pass additional laws which […]

U.N. Presence Not Enough to Deter Gang Violence in Haiti  

Following the assassination of President Jovenel Moise in July of 2021, the nation of Haiti has been plagued by increasing incidences of gang violence. Conflict between different groups has been particularly violent in the capital city of Port-au-Prince. Violence between gangs and targeting ordinary citizens has become so intense that schools, businesses, and hospitals have […]