Monthly Archives: March 2016

Fashion and art make waves in Water Carry Me Go

Water Carry Me Go was a ‘fashion-art’ exhibition curated by Chinedu Ukabam. A Nigerian designer based in Toronto and co-founder of SUPAFRIK, Ukabam was responsible for the contemporary African-inspired art, fashion, music, and food travelling pop-up shop and gallery.   Part of the Then and Now series for Black History Month, the exhibition was a… Read More

Bernie Sanders’ low voter turnout due to spring break

Younger demographics are infamous for consistently having less voter turnout in the presidential elections. However, Democratic presidential candidate, Bernie Sanders, is gaining a tremendous amount of support from younger audiences. He is leading in the Democratic field among millennials, capturing around 84 percent of voters ages 17 to 29. Despite an overwhelming amount of support… Read More

Global warming: More Americans say action is needed

With rising sea levels, warmer oceans, and heightened temperatures threatening wildlife and crops, Earth is at risk from the dramatically changing climate, and people are finally starting to acknowledge it as a problem. According to new polling data, a record number of Americans see climate change as a global threat. Global warming is rapidly becoming… Read More

Newark’s Deputy Mayor joins Nigerian Healthcare Foundation to restore health and hope

Faces of Hope Gala 2016; NHF; Nigerian Healthcare Foundation; Doctors provide medical care in Nigeria

The Nigerian Healthcare Foundation, one of West Africa’s most beloved nonprofit organizations comprised of doctors and nurses who carry out medical missions to improve the health of Nigerians in rural communities, will once again host its annual fundraiser on Saturday, Apr. 2, from 7 p.m to 11 p.m.   The highly anticipated “Faces of Hope… Read More

Conservatives take a stand against Trump

Close up image of Donald Trump

Feelings of angst spread nationwide as Republican presidential candidate, Donald Trump, remains continuous in his front-runner status. There has been much talk considering bringing the Republican candidate’s power to a halt. Top conservative leaders have met to plot a third-party run against Trump, as many influential party leaders are worried about his chances of winning… Read More

#unfairandlovely: The hashtag celebrating dark skin

Andre 3000 of Outkast once performed in a jumpsuit emblazoned with the words: “across cultures, darker people suffer most. why?” One way people with darker skin (women, in particular) suffer is by discrimination based on their skin tone.   Referred to as colorism or shadeism, this kind of discrimination is present across many cultures that… Read More

North Korea sentences American student to 15 years hard labor

An American college student, Otto Warmbier, has been sentenced to 15 years in a North Korean labor camp. The student is currently holding charges for “crimes against the state.” Warmbier faces years of hard labor and imprisonment in North Korea for trying to drunkenly steal a political propaganda poster from a hotel in Pyongyang. The… Read More