Four countries in one week: Part. III “I made it out of Paris, France in one piece”

Four countries in one week: How I survived my impulsive solo adventure Part. III: Despite the Protest, I made it out of Paris, France in one piece! "Melting Pot" The world is a huge melting pot. Merriam Webster defines a melting pot as is “A place where different peoples, styles, theories, etc., are mixed together”... Continue Reading →

Suppressed Deity & Young Loud Proud’s presents: Sick, Lit & LOUD

"We have been on a journey from the age of 7, creating our own stories and characters. Being underrepresented as young girls of color, we began designing our own worlds where we were able to exist freely. Presently, we are still creating platforms for disenfranchised groups, proclaiming self-acceptance. Our most recent project, Sick & Lit, is an... Continue Reading →

The immediate aspect of receiving information has created an impatient society #YLPtalk

The immediate aspect of receiving information has created an impatient society. The live broadcasting of the news, via video, has taken away censorship which has affected human empathy among viewers. Compared to the past, our society does not have to create our imagery or rely heavily on a professional to deliver information; this has negatively... Continue Reading →

Harlem (a poem by Langston Hughes)

By Langston Hughes What happens to a dream deferred?       Does it dry up       like a raisin in the sun?       Or fester like a sore—       And then run?       Does it stink like rotten meat?       Or crust and sugar over—       like a syrupy sweet?       Maybe it just sags       like a heavy load.       Or does it explode? Source... Continue Reading →

Nomzamo Winifred Zanyiwe Madikizela

Nomzamo Winifred Zanyiwe Madikizela also know as Winnie Mandela  spent over two decades fighting a racist government on behalf of the people of South Africa. Between 1962-1985 Winnie Mandela only accounted for 10 months of "freedom." Winnie fought racism and apartheid by remaining an unrelenting, courageous advocate for freedom. During Winnie's Political development and advocacy... Continue Reading →

Brace Yourself For This Long List of Black Inventors

Happy Black History Month!!!!!! Here's a list of black inventors and their inventions: Bessie Blount Griffin (1914-2009) Patented a device allowing amputees to feed themselves Garrett Morgan (1877–1963) Hair-straightening products, a breathing device, a revamped sewing machine and an improved traffic signal Sarah Boone (c. 1870–1900)  Ironing board Alexander Miles (1830s-1918) Automatic elevator doors Lewis... Continue Reading →

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