The Degradation of Women in Hip Hop

Hip-hop has been creeping on us “slowly but surely” as rapper and producer Quavo recently stated to TIME. In the past few decades, hip-hop was simply a slice of cake as stars like Lady Gaga and Taylor Swift ruled the charts. It’s disputable how hip-hop has come to dominate Billboard’s Hot 100 (after all, rappers…

What Serena Williams Gets Right about Racism and Sexism in Tennis

After Serena Williams’ altercation with the umpire at the US open, social media and the news have kept the tennis player’s and her component, Naomi Osaka’s, names in a heated topic.  People seem increasingly frustrated with Williams’ “tantrum,” claiming she is “no feminist hero” (Andrew Bolt, the Herald’s Sun) and she’s just pulling the gender…

Mary Bethune: A Hero in Education

America’s racial disparity is still quite evident in the educational system. Test scores and academic achievements between African Americans and their Caucasian counterparts reveal what we commonly refer to as an achievement gap. However, it’s true the numbers speak of academic gaps but do they speak of numerous educational leaders who are making a difference?…