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Kwanzaa and Its Importance in African Culture


Throughout my childhood years, I never understood why the school break in December transitioned from being called Christmas to winter break, and just assumed that because my family celebrated Christmas, every other family did as well. It wasn’t until I grew older that I was aware of families’ different religions, beliefs and practices. One of those practices is called Kwanzaa,…

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Color Blind Love


Although it has been forty-eight years since interracial marriage became legal throughout the United States, some interracial couples feel ostracized because of stereotypes that are still prevalent in today’s society. “I am used to the stares, the whispered comments and the awkward moments,” said Kent State sophomore Alex VanMeter. “My mom once asked me if I was going through a…

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Conscious Eating


Soon after graduating high school, I took it upon myself to navigate towards living a holistically healthier lifestyle. Learning that it takes a clean body to produce a clean mind and spirit, I began to realize just how important it is to eat healthy, especially as a young, Black college student. About a month into college, I quickly decided to…

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Painting Your Own Success


Maya Angelou once said, “Success is liking yourself, liking what you do, and liking how you do it.” There are many ways that you can measure your own success, especially when you choose not to follow what may be considered a “traditional” career path. In the field of art, specifically the visual arts, there is a lot of competition and…

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Progression or Stagnation?


The 20th anniversary of the Million Man march was on the 10th of October. Years ago, the civil rights movement was established and it has paved a way for all of us to have the lifestyles we currently enjoy free of segregation and oppression. When I heard about the march on Washington that day, I thought about everyone that has ever…

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