opinion

Caribbean Festivals Outside of the Caribbean Are Terrible, So Please Stop Inviting Me

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My friends know how much I love Trinidad Carnival and for that reason, they believe I should be open to attending the various Caribbean-related parades and festivities that happen all throughout North America, typically during the summer. “Let’s go to Caribana (Toronto’s annual Caribbean festival)!”...

Red Cross: Keep The Racist Pool Safety Poster Apology, But Do Go Find Missing Haiti Earthquake Relief Funds

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How many times does an organization do something blatantly racist and then issue a half-hearted apology? Too many to count, right? Well, to add to the list of displays of outrageous racism by some company or another, recently the Red Cross released a poster to...

Kanye West Trying Hard To Achieve White Mediocrity Status With “Famous” Visual

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Kanye took Vincent Desiderio’s “Sleep” & brought it to life with a modern twist.. if that isn’t genius idk what is. pic.twitter.com/bSDddfQFNo — RAY MUÑOZ (@raymunoz94) June 25, 2016 The video for Kanye West’s “Famous” debuted over the weekend and is now streaming exclusively on...

Dating in America While Black Ruined My Self-Esteem, Traveling Fixed It

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In one of my first “real” relationships, my then high school boyfriend– a popular jock– cheated on me with a White girl. Then he broke up with me to make things official with her. I began to see them everywhere, walking the halls together hand-in-hand....

On Prince Ea & The Problem With Self-Help And Positive Psychology

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By now, almost everyone should be familiar with Prince Ea, the musician/poet/speaker who has amassed a very impressive following — over 3 million page likes on Facebook — by creating and posting motivational and inspirational content. Per his official FB page: “Prince Ea is devoted...

On Elementary-Age Black Children Suicide & Why We Need More Conversations on Mental Health

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“I’m either going to kill myself or someone is going to kill me,” was the last thing I told my mother before she finally decided to move from the neighborhood that had become my place of torment. Only 11-years-old and barely even in middle school,...