Posted on: July 10, 2018 Posted by: Savanna McCarthy Comments: 0

Joy: /joi/ Noun – A feeling of Great Pleasure and Happiness

  How do you attain joy? How do you know what it is? Can you see it like an object? Or is it something that is radiated off of someone when they walk into a room?  Is it the air that people carry about themselves? Maybe it’s all of these things combined. . . . That’s the thought-provoking thing about the topic of joy. It’s almost like the topic of…

Posted on: July 10, 2018 Posted by: Sameera Bowles Comments: 0

The 21st Century Jezebel

Sex is okay! Better yet, it’s great and I’ve noticed that I get crazy looks when I say things like this in public. For some, the idea of a woman speaking so candidly about sex is taboo, but times are changing and what is socially acceptable changes by the day. Over the past few years, I have noticed a surge in the women I see owning their sexuality. In my…

Posted on: April 29, 2018 Posted by: Administrator Comments: 0

2018-2019 Uhuru Staff Application

Uhuru is heating up! If you are interested in being a part of Uhuru’s staff this upcoming year, click the link below! All applications are due by May 18th. https://goo.gl/forms/r9mYCpdByd4xwCHE2  

Posted on: December 13, 2017 Posted by: Sierra Allen Comments: 0

Caribbean Culture Comes to Kent

Modista Fashion Group and the Student Organization of Caribbean Alliance collaborated with its Caribana Fashion Show Experience, Saturday Dec. 9. Founded by Kareem Rogers, S.O.C.A. was started in spring of 2017 after he noticed a lack of support for Caribbean students like himself. “S.O.C.A. was created on the observation that there wasn’t any type of student organization that brings together Caribbean descendants/natives,” Rogers said. “Or even students who share an…

Posted on: October 1, 2017 Posted by: Victoria Boon Comments: 0

Activism in Athletics

Over the years, activism has surfaced in music, movies, television and sports which are all still popular today, but recently, athletes have been more prominent with their activist ways, following the footsteps of their predecessors. Former San Francisco 49ers quarterback, Colin Kaepernick began an athletic protest last year by choosing to kneel during the playing of the national anthem, causing wild controversy in the media. Some see it as disrespectful…

Posted on: May 29, 2017 Posted by: Mariah Hicks Comments: 0

Nappy vs. Natural: Perceptions of Natural Hair

The past few years have been a transition of store shelves filled with containers of “creamy crack,” to shelves loaded with a variety of products mimicking smells of tropical paradise, coconuts and fruit salad. This transition has shown the journey of many African-Americans returning to their roots by embracing their natural hair. This has been a trending topic for a while, as the desire to embrace natural hair progresses and…

Posted on: May 29, 2017 Posted by: Brianna Robinson Comments: 0

Black to the Future: Music’s Millennial Renaissance

As of late in mainstream media and music culture, there has been a reemergence of original sounds and a continuing reference to aesthetics of the past. Currently in music, artists like Kendrick Lamar, Solange and Childish Gambino have utilized many elements of black music, like rock, funk and jazz and implemented modern twists relevant to their lives today. Simply put, most genres of music are created from the bases of…

Posted on: May 29, 2017 Posted by: Tierra Thomas Comments: 0

Am I Invited to the Cookout?

  Being black and vegetarian can be something that inadvertently shuts you out of the black community. It doesn’t make you any less black, but it can make you feel a little less invited to the ‘Soul Food Sunday’ cookouts. When I decided to become a vegetarian, I was given strange looks from all of my family members. It was a complete change from the girl they knew who was…

Posted on: April 14, 2017 Posted by: Tai Gomez Comments: 0

My Color Does Not Define What My Hands Create

On the cover: a pastel sketch of musician, Yuna, by Tai Gomez.   You know that moment, that sudden “ah-ha” moment when you figure out what you’re meant to do in life, like a hobby that you loved as a child?  At some point, you came to find that it was more than just a hobby; that’s what art has been for me since I was young. However, looking back now,…