Love Is Intersectional: Activism in the Age of Social Justice

From front-page headlines about Trump and neo-Nazis to op-ed pieces about  racists and domestic terrorists, it can often feel as if the world is living in an immutable era of social injustice. However, the preservation and, most importantly, the rise of various social justice movements throughout the past several years have shown that in spite…

Shawn 4:44 Thou Shalt Not Perform

With such a large radius of viewers, you would think that no one in their right mind would reject an offer to be in the spotlight at the biggest sporting event in the country. However, one Shawn Carter recently made news by turning down the National Football League and the show at Super Bowl 52 in Minneapolis

Rutgers Revises Protest Policy: What Does This Mean?

Future protests at Rutgers may take on a different look than they have in previous years, all thanks to the decisions of administrators regarding the university’s disruption policy. However, a big question to consider is: Will protests still be as effective while adhering to these new guidelines? Well, that remains to be seen. In April,…

Universal Hip Hop Museum Presents a Mental Health Forum

  On Friday, October 27 the future Universal Hip Hop Museum in association with the Museum of the Moving Image in Astoria, Queens presented a mental health, wellness, and rehabilitation conference. The forum primarily focused on how mental illnesses are often condemned and refuted within the African-American community. As an audience member and reporter, I…