Posted on: December 13, 2015 Posted by: Cameron Hooks Comments: 0

Top 10 Hyped Streetwear Brands

Streetwear brands have become a popular trend among the fashion forward crowd. It can be seen on and off runways. It has been popularized by artists including Pharrell Williams, Kanye West, Va$htie and A$AP Rocky. Tumblr and Instagram have also highlighted these growing brands. A lot of people have become influenced by these style icons, including fashion-conscious Eriq Laron and Zack. Both give their pivotal opinions on the state of…

Posted on: December 13, 2015 Posted by: Sierra Allen Comments: 0

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, and as naïve as it may sound, I was wondering…

Posted on: December 12, 2015 Posted by: Ife Okantah Comments: 0

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 phase.” Alex VanMeter has been in an interracial relationship for…

Posted on: December 12, 2015 Posted by: Kahzar Powell Comments: 0

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 become a vegetarian, and I can say it was one…

Posted on: December 10, 2015 Posted by: Sierra Allen Comments: 0

Kuumba Submissions

Welcome to the Kuumba section of Uhuru Magazine. If you are unaware, Uhuru translated in Swahili means freedom, and Kuumba means to create. In this section are pieces from all kinds, that allow individuals the freedom to express their creativity. It is our pleasure to provide the pedestal that displays the talent amongst our brothers and sisters, so that they may inspire the lives of others. -Sierra Allen, Kuumba Editor Artist: Daryl…

Posted on: December 8, 2015 Posted by: Sierra Ramsey Comments: 0

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 very little room for half-assed attempts at talent. Gianna Committo,…

Posted on: December 8, 2015 Posted by: Lailah Berry Comments: 0

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 come before me. I thought about my mother, grandmother and…