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 […]

The Brittney Griner Saga Draws to an End: But Bad Feelings Continue

Last week, during the 2022 ESPY awards, famous athletes Megan Rapinoe and Steph Curry advocated for the release of WNBA star Brittney Griner from detention in Russia. The saga of Griner’s arrest and subsequent trial, which is still underway in Russian courts, has been a tragic showing of how black athletes are treated and has become […]

Are African Americans a “Captured Voter”?

As the 2022 midterm elections approach, African Americans find themselves in a familiar quandary. Despite one of the largest political protests in United States history taking place in the summer of 2020, many African Americans feel that neither major party represents their interest. Over the past 60 years, the Republican Party has been openly hostile […]