Posted on: July 10, 2018 Posted by: Alina Howard Comments: 0

Requiem For the Renaissance

Requiem aeternam dona eis, Domine; et lux perpetua luceat eis Grant them eternal rest, O Lord: And may perpetual light shine upon them.   These rhythms were written by Giuseppe Verdi, an Italian poet and novelist, to commemorate the life of a friend in the late 1800s. What does his words have to do with art, poetry and remembrance? They allow us to remember that art should be commemorated and…

Posted on: July 10, 2018 Posted by: Administrator Comments: 0

Back To Our Roots

Throughout history, black culture has been belittled while simultaneously used as a source of revenue by those who are not directly a part of the community. However, throughout the past decade, a revitalization of African culture has become an important factor in the black community. Young teens, millennials and celebrities alike are wearing fashions from or inspired by African countries. The club scene even includes more Afro beat sounds. As…

Posted on: July 10, 2018 Posted by: Valerie Williams Comments: 0

Trump’s Presidency and the Black Millennial

After a long day of news updates and refreshing my Facebook feed, I find myself asking, “How the heck did we get here?” We heckled for months the idea of “Celebrity Apprentice” star Donald Trump getting anywhere near the White House. I mean, there was absolutely no way, right? Meme after meme, laugh after laugh, we were convinced that nobody would really vote for him. Right? But they did, and…

Posted on: July 10, 2018 Posted by: Ife Okantah Comments: 0

Prozac For Breakfast

I was five years old when I first thought the world would be a better place without me. I was five years old when I decided that I did not want to be me anymore. I didn’t want the burden of being inside my own brain and I surely didn’t want anyone else to feel the burden of knowing me. According to the Anxiety and Depression Association of America, “As…

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.  

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…